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    Indians cheer Apple's new line-up: iPad Air priced at Rs 54,900; affordable Watch SE, iPad 8th gen cost Rs 29,900 each

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    The all-new Apple Watch 6 is priced at Rs 40,990, onwards.

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    Apple's jaw-dropping, new line-up is here.
    Apple's jaw-dropping new line-up has left its fans thrilled. With focus on health and fitness, the new products and services are sure to keep Apple loyalists updated in sync about their well-being.

    From the new smartwatches with blood oxygen level monitor to the powerful iPad range, the Apple eco-system is growing. While the availability of the new line-up in India is not yet known, the pricing is out. And coming right before the festive season, it has added some cheer.

    Here's an easy guide to refer to:

    Apple Watch Series 6
    As the world is still struggling to beat Covid, the Watch Series 6 brings health on your wrist. Apart from ECG, fitness tracking and heart-rate monitor, the device will measure the user's blood oxygen level with a sensor and app. With an watchOS7 update, new features like handwashing timer and sleep tracker will also come to the smartwatch, as well as the previous editions.

    The new blood oxygen sensor is a combination of four LED clusters and four photodiodes. Incorporated into the completely redesigned back crystal, the sensor works with the Blood Oxygen app to determine your blood oxygen level.

    Colours like green and red infrared LEDs shine onto the blood vessels in your wrist, and photodiodes measure the amount of light reflected back. Apple's advanced algorithms then calculate the colour of your blood, which indicates the amount of oxygen present.

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    All Health Metrics At One Place

    At its much-awaited September event, Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6, sequel to Watch Series 5, which keeps a track of all your fitness parameters at one place. It comes with various features such as ECG, fitness tracker and can also monitor the blood oxygen levels of the users.

    What’s more? Given the Covid outbreak, the company has also partnered with various health organisations to see how blood oxygen level and heart rate can help users stay healthy.

    The ability of the Apple Watch to monitor blood oxygen seeks to beat a similar feature already available on watches from rival Fitbit Inc, which Alphabet Inc's Google is buying for $2.1 billion.

    With all the health metrics available at one place, here’s why Apple Watch Series 6 can give a tough competition to Fitbit and emerge as the go-to gadget for all fitness enthusiasts.


    The Always-On Retina display gets even brighter to make the watch screen visible under the shining sun.

    The tech company has introduced 'Family Setup' for its smartwatch. The new setup will be available in 12 countries and regions around the world at 18 carriers. Apple Watch will support 14 hours of daily usage with the Family Setup.

    Family Setup will be available from today, as a free software update and requires cellular models of Apple Watch Series 4 or later or Apple Watch SE running watchOS 7, paired with iPhone 6s or later running iOS 14.

    The Apple Watch Series 6 India is priced at Rs 40,990 (GPS) and Rs 44,990 (GPS + Cellular).

    Apple Watch SE
    Apple is all set to attract a wider-range of Indian with an affordable Watch SE. The new Apple Watch SE comes with the same iconic design and large display as Series 6.

    Powerful S5 dual-core SiP, fall detection and Emergency SOS are some of the safety features available in the device. The budget smartwatch is water-resistant, and can be paired with compatible gym equipment.

    ​ Apple Watch SE will have the same iconic design and large display as Series 6.​Agencies
    Apple Watch SE will have the same iconic design and large display as Series 6.

    The new Sleep app will work with iPhone and users' can track their sleep patterns. People will also get regular hand wash reminders for the recommended 20 seconds.

    The Apple Watch SE will cost Rs 29,900 (GPS) and Rs 33,900 (GPS + Cellular), which will come through Apple Authorised Resellers.

    iPad 8
    The 8th generation of iPad is here. With in-house A12 Bionic chip, iPad 8 is set to deliver powerful performance.

    The chipset will introduce the Neural Engine for next-level machine learning capabilities, including people occlusion and motion tracking in augmented reality (AR) apps, enhanced photo editing, Siri performance, and more. The iPad also supports Apple Pencil, LTE connectivity as well as Touch ID support.

    The new iPad will be available in three colours - Silver, Space Grey and Gold - and comes in two storage-variants - 32GB and 128GB. iPadOS 14 is available for all supported iPad models including the new eighth-generation iPad.

    The iPad 8 will cost at Rs 29,900 for the Wi-Fi model and Rs 41,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

    ​The iPad 8 supports Apple Pencil, LTE connectivity as well as Touch ID support.​Agencies
    The iPad 8 supports Apple Pencil, LTE connectivity as well as Touch ID support.

    Apple Pencil
    The 1st-generation of Apple Pencil can be purchased separately at Rs 8,500, which is compatible with iPad 8.

    The Smart Keyboard for iPad can be bought at Rs 13,900. It will have layouts for over 30 languages, including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

    Smart Covers for iPad are also available separately for Rs 4,500.

    iPad Air
    Apple has unveiled the new iPad Air (4th generation) and the A14 Bionic processor. The latest iPad Air will sport a 10.9-inch edge-to-edge retina display, Touch ID and USB-C connectivity. The chipset promises 40 per cent faster CPU, 30 per cent faster graphics, and 70 per cent faster machine learning with next-generation Neural Engine.

    The new A14 Bionic uses 5 nanometer process technology. Apple claimed that it uses 11.8M transistors.

    iPad Air ​​is available in 5 colour variants.Agencies
    iPad Air is available in 5 colour variants.

    The iPad Air will be available for purchase in October at Apple Authorised Resellers. The Wi-Fi models of iPad Air will be available at Rs 54,900 and Wi-Fi + Cellular-variant is priced at Rs 66,900. The new iPad Air will be available in 64GB and 256GB storage options.

    The device will be available in five colour options - Silver, Space Grey, Rose Gold, Green and Sky Blue.

    AppleOne
    Apple is set to offer an ultimate collection of its subscription services - Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade & Apple iCloud - at an affordable price. With the Family plan, users can invite up to five members to access the feature.

    Apple One will also have a Premier plan which will include Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and 2TB of iCloud storage that can be shared among up to six family members. This is yet to feature in India

    ​With the Family plan for Apple One, users can invite up to five members to access the feature. ​Agencies
    With the Family plan for Apple One, users can invite up to five members to access the feature.

    The Individual access includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud storage is available at Rs 195 per month. It will be available in India later this year.

    The Family plan includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 200GB of iCloud storage for Rs 365 per month, and can be shared among up to six family members.

    Apple Fitness+
    People in India will have to wait for the Fitness+ for a little longer. The new subscription service will be available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the US.


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