Cupertino-based technology giant finally took wraps off its new iPad and the newest generation of Apple Watch today. Besides this, there were a number of key announcements that the company made at its event today. Here’s a look at all of them:
The all-new Apple iPad
Apple has also taken wraps off the 7th generation iPad at its event. Apple‘s new tablet comes with a 10.2-inch Retina Display and it comes with a Smart Connector that adds support for the company’s keyboard cases. Apple’s 7th generation iPad costs $329 and it is available starting today. The new iPad will start shipping in the US starting September 30. In India, the 7th generation iPad will be available at Rs 29,900.
Apple Watch Series 5
Apple has also launched the Apple Watch Series 5 today that comes with an Always-On Retina display. The display of the Apple Watch 5 comes with a technology called LTPO that enables it to refresh dynamically between 1Hz to 60Hz. According to Apple, the smartwatch still comes with all-day battery life. The device comes with a built-in compass that can be added to watch faces. The smartwatch comes with safety features too. If you pick up the cellular model of Apple Watch Series 5, you will get access to international emergency calling (depending on the country).
The watch has been launched in Nike+ and Hermes models too. Apple Watch Series 5’s cellular models will cost $499 and its GPS models will be priced at $399. The orders for Apple Watch Series 5 will begin in the US today, but the smartwatch will only start shipping on September 30.
Apple Arcade is coming to the App Store
Apple today has launched a new service called Apple Arcade on the App Store. According to the Cupertino-based technology giant, the gaming subscription service offers games that can’t be found anywhere else. It is basically a new tab in the App Store that will offer users new games every month. Gamers will also get recommendations on Apple Arcade. Apple Arcade will be available on App Store starting September 19 in more than 150 countries. Apple is launching the service with a one month free trial post which it will cost $4.99 per month for the entire family.
Apple TV Plus launch date and price
Although Apple had already announced its Apple TV Plus service earlier this year, today it made further announcements about it. Apple has announced that Apple TV Plus’ first shows including ‘The Morning Show,’ ‘Dickinson,’ ‘See,’ ‘For All Mankind’ and ‘The Elephant Queen’ will be available in over 100 countries starting November 1 this year and its family subscription (including six people) will cost $4.99 per month. Customers who buy new iPhones, iPad and Apple TV will get 1 year of free Apple TV Plus subscription. Apple showcased the first trailer of its exclusive show ‘See’ at the event.
Apple Research app
Apple has revealed that it has been conducting health research studies following the Apple Heart Study. For this, it has joined hands with the World Health Organization and University of Michigan. Apple’s Women Health Study has been conducted with NIH and Harvard and Apple Heart and Movement Study has been conducted with American Heart Association and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Customers can enroll in these studies via the Apple Research app that will be available in the US later this year.
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