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Apple Updates September 2020 – Apple Watch Series 6 and new SE, iPad Air Gen 4, iPad Gen 8, Fitness+ service and Apple One service bundle.

Apple held a virtual event to launch its updated range. Here is a recap.

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Watch Series 6

  • Wi-Fi N 2.4Ghz/BT 5.0/GPS version starts from $599. LTE version from $749
  • 40 or 44mm case
  • S6 processor
  • U1 chip ultra-wideband antenna
  • Up to 18 hours use and 1.5-hour charge (less with LTE and GPS use)
  • AOD 324×394/368×448 OLED – 1000 nits
  • Always on Altimeter to detect elevation changes
  • Adds SpO2 blood oxygen level (via IR and algorithm)
  • Choice of Product Red and Blue aluminium case, aluminium, stainless steel and titanium cases
  • New Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop stretchable silicone band tailored to your wrist size
  • As per series 5 – Emergency SOS and fall detection
  • Up to 50% louder second-generation speaker and noise control app
  • Will have Nike and Hermes versions
  • WatchOS 7
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Watch SE

  • Wi-Fi/BT/GPS version starts from $429. LTE version from $499
  • 40 or 44mm case
  • S5 processor
  • 324×394/368×448 OLED (not AOD) 1000 nits
  • Same software features as Watch 6
  • Missing: SpO2, electrical heart sensor (has optical)
  • Aluminium case in silver, space grey and gold
  • Will have a Nike version

Comparison here and available from Apple here from 18 September.

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Fitness+

  • Three-month trial for new Apple Watch 3 or later purchases
  • Cost $14.99 per month or $119.99 per year
  • Pairs Watch to iPad or Apple TV box
  • Uses Watch metrics and advanced algorithms for guided training

It is not released yet. It provides curated content and motivational training for treadmill walk/run. HIIT, rowing, dance., cycling, yoga, core, strength and more.

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iPad Air gen 4 from October

  • 64GB Wi-Fi/LTE $899/1099 and 256GB Wi-Fi/LTE $1129/1329
  • Space Grey, Silver, Rose Gold, Green and Sky Blue
  • 10.9”, 2360 x 1540 IPS, 500nits, wide colour display (supports Apple Pencil 2 $199)
  • A14 Bionic chip
  • 12MP, f/1.8 rear camera, [email protected] or less
  • 7MP, f/2.0 Facetime camera [email protected] or less
  • Stereo speakers and dual mics
  • Wi-Fi 6 AX, BT 5.0, NFC, GPS
  • LTE models 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71. Data only, eSIM, supports Wi-Fi calling but not VoLTE
  • 28.6W battery for up to 10/9 hours use. 20W USB-C charger
  • iPadOS 14
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iPad gen 8 from 17 September

  • 32GB Wi-Fi/LTE $499/699 and 128GB $649/849
  • Space Grey, Silver or Gold
  • 10.2, 2160×1620 IPS, 500nits (supports Apple Pencil 1 at $145)
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • 8MP, F/2.4 rear camera, [email protected] or less
  • 1.2MP FaceTime camera 720p
  • Stereo speakers and dual mics
  • Wi-Fi 5 AC, BT 4.2, NFC
  • LTE models , 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66, 71. Data only, eSIM, Wi-Fi calling but not VoLTE. GPS only on LTE model
  • 32.4W battery for up to 10/9 hours use. USB-C charger (no wattage given)
  • iPadOS 14
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Apple One coming later in 2020

Bundle up to six Apple services into a single subscription. Family plan for up to five people (all need separate Apple ID and the same last name) and up to 10 devices is also available. Current services include Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, iCloud, Apple News+ and Apple Fitness+.

Four services individual/family $19.95/25.95 per month and Premier 6 services and family share $39.95 per month.

Apple Updates September 2020

You can read more about the event here.