(Cybertech) – Apple held its Time Flies event on 15 September 2020, using the opportunity to launch a range of new devices and service.
The big announcements were the Apple Watch and iPad – both of which were expected – while the new iPhone didn’t make an appearance. That’s something exciting to look forward to.
Here’s everything that was announced, as well as how you can catch up on the event.
When was Apple’s event?
Apple’s event took place on Tuesday 15 September 2020, starting at 10am PDT – local time to Cupertino. Here are the different regional times:
- West coast US: 10am PDT
- East coast US: 1pm EDT
- UK: 6pm BST
- Central Europe: 7pm CEST
- China (Beijing): 1am CST (16 September)
- Japan: 2am JST (16 September)
- Australia (Sydney): 3am AEST (16 September)
How to re-watch Apple’s event online
You can watch the event right here (above), with Apple streaming the event on YouTube.
Alternatively, you will be able to watch it on your Apple TV, through the Apple Events app from the App Store for Apple TV, or stream from your iOS device via AirPlay. Just ensure it’s a second-generation Apple TV, with the latest Apple TV software or tvOS.
Apple 2020 Time Flies event: All the announcements
Apple Watch Series 6
Apple Watch Series 6 was the star of the show and the device that we were expecting. It doens’t make many design changes, but adds a new headline feature, blood oxygen saturation monitoring. This joins the suite of health metrics that the Watch already offers. There’s a new alitmeter – great for fitness apps – while the display is also brighter for better outdoor visibility. There’s a new processor to boost the power too.
Apple Watch SE
A new addition to the line-up is the Apple Watch SE. This is really a reworked Apple Watch 5, so not as powerful as the Apple Watch 6, but it does get the new alitmeter. It’s going to be a more affordable option for those who can’t quite stretch to the Apple Watch 6.
Looking to extend the Apple Watch benefits to kids, there’s going to be something called Family Setup. This will let you give your kids an Apple Watch but they won’t need a phone for you – that will stay with the parent’s device. That means kids can have all the fun of an Apple Watch – and if they have a cellular version, you can keep in contact and know where they are.
Looking to expand the fitness options, Apple has launched a new service called Fitness+. This subsciption service is based around the Apple Watch and will let you find and do workouts, tailored to your requirements. You’ll be able to access couching from trainers and watch that on your Apple Tv, iPhone or iPad, while your Watch tracks your metrics and displays those on the screen. It sounds great.
Apple One is a new way of bundling up Apple services into a tidy package with one monthly payment. There will be various options for packages covering the essentials of Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and 50GB of iCloud storage for $14.95 a month through to a family version. At the top end you can get 2TB of iCloud storage and access to News+ and Fitness+ too – but that’s $29.95 a month.
Apple iPad Air
There’s a new iPad Air in town and it borrows some of its design from the iPad Pro. It’s got the new A14 Bionic processor inside, has a 10.9-inch display on the front and has a TouchID button on the side. There’s a USB-C port and it supports Apple Pencil.
There’s also been an update to the entry-level Apple iPad. This gets updated to the A12 Bionic so it’s going to be more powerful than the previous version.
Writing by Rik Henderson. Editing by Chris Hall.