Apple presented its iPad Air and a new Apple Watch, the Series 6 and the 8th generation iPad, at its virtual "Time Flies" event.
Apple boss Tim Cook announced at the end of the conversation that Apple would also introduce iOS 14 tomorrow.
The brand new iPad Air has a tiny fingerprint sensor for TouchID built into the power button and is powered by a brand new chip called the A14.
It also has a 12MP rear camera, a 10.9 "Liquid Retina display, and LTE Mobile Internet, which is 60 percent faster than its predecessor.
The brand new iPad Air will be available next month and is expected to retail for $ 599 in the US.
As expected, Apple didn't mention a new iPhone, which is expected to be announced in October due to delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Apple announced its new line of iPad Air tablets in five different colors, including rose gold (center).
The company's annual storefront fell into disarray following the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic
Apple has also introduced the 8th generation iPad, which is equipped with the A12 bionic chip.
The tech giant claims the 8th generation iPad is 40 percent faster than its predecessor and twice as fast as the best-selling Windows tablet.
The 8th generation iPad will start at $ 299 for education users and is available to order now. Availability is possible from Friday.
Apple previously updated its iPad Pro and is now bringing higher specs to the rest of its range of tablets.
In addition to the new hardware, Apple is also introducing iOS 14 for the tablet, which uses the computing power and pencil function of the device to recognize handwritten text.
In addition to the tablet upgrades, Apple announced a number of new Apple Watches.
Series 6 o'clock ($ 399) Apple Watch SE ($ 279) is available to order now and will be available starting Friday.
The company's annual storefront fell into disarray following the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Instead of the usual personal extravaganza, tech fanatics were invited to a virtual event streamed from Apple Park in Cupertino, California starting at 10 a.m. Pacific time today.
Shortly after it started, the stream had more than a million simultaneous viewers.
This is the time of year Apple usually confirms new iPhones – it was September 12th last year – but the company said new iPhones won't be available until next month, fueling speculation that it will become a separate standalone in October Event could give.
While there's no iPhone reveal, the new Apple Watch comes with a variety of upgrades, including the ability to track blood oxygen levels
Apple promises to be 100 percent carbon neutral by 2030
Apple is investing in building two of the world's largest onshore wind turbines to be 100 percent carbon neutral by 2030.
The 650-foot turbines near the Danish city of Esbjerg are expected to produce 62 gigawatt hours per year – enough to supply almost 20,000 households with electricity.
The electricity generated in Esbjerg is used for Apple's 500,000 square meter data center in Viborg, with all excess energy fed into the Danish electricity grid.
It will also serve as a test site for high-performance offshore wind turbines, the company said.
Apple didn't specify how much it invested in the project being developed in partnership with European Energy.
Apple is investing in the construction of two of the world's largest onshore wind turbines near the Danish city of Esbjerg
While there is no iPhone reveal, the Apple Watch comes with a variety of upgrades, including the ability to track blood oxygen levels.
A built-in blood oxygen level sensor shines red and IR light onto the wrist and measures what is reflected back.
Algorithms can tell how much oxygen is in the blood in just 15 seconds, and Apple hopes this facility will provide vital information for a number of scientific studies.
S6 is up to 30 percent faster than the previous generation because a chip was adapted from the A13 bionic chip of the iPhone 11.
The Apple Watch also has an improved "always-on" display and an altimeter.
S6 will also be available in blue aluminum, classic gold, gray / black and for the first time in product (RED).
Apple also made a big deal of its no-solo bracelet, a band made of all-over silicone with no clasp or button.
Apple has also created dozens of new faces that range from strips to total stations.
Apple may have added a new marquee and a host of new faces, bands, and gimmicks, but it's also taking a sheet of paper from the iPhone playbook and creating an Apple Watch SE that uses the S5 chip and is a simplified version of the gadget.
Apple was silent before the event and no iPhone was mentioned in the run-up to "Time Flies".
There have been numerous rumors that this would be delayed due to problems in the supply chain caused by the global pandemic.
Production delays in China, worldwide travel restrictions and related issues related to measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus are the cause of the delay.
With details of the new iPhone models expected to be delayed until next month, Apple is expected to focus today's event on a number of other products.
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