Three days after they had been all introduced in a livestream on Tuesday, three new Apple merchandise are arriving at shoppers’ doorsteps and out there at retail: the Apple Watch Sequence 6, the Apple Watch SE, and the eighth era iPad.
The Apple Watch Sequence 6 provides new shade choices (like blue aluminum, gold stainless-steel, graphite stainless-steel, and Product Crimson purple), an altimeter, and blood oxygen degree monitoring, amongst different options. It succeeds the Sequence 5 as Apple’s flagship watch and affords the important thing options of its predecessor as nicely, like an always-on show. The Sequence 6 is out there in two sizes and begins at $399, however that value can go means up, relying on the customization choices like materials or band.
The Apple Watch SE does not have an always-on show, however it’s so much cheaper. It affords a extra fundamental set of options—however it contains many of the sensors within the Sequence 6—for $279 and up. That mentioned, it isn’t the lowest-end Apple Watch; the Sequence 3 remains to be out there for $199 and up, making that the most affordable possibility.
Apple additionally launched the brand new eighth era iPad at the moment. Beginning at $429, the brand new iPad does little or no to enhance on final yr’s iPad; it merely ups the CPU/GPU from Apple’s A10 (which first appeared within the iPhone 7 again in 2016) to the A12 (launched within the iPhone XS)—which is admittedly a large efficiency bump. In any other case, it affords all the identical options and limitations: Apple Pencil assist (however simply first era), Good Keyboard assist (however not Magic Keyboard), and a stable however not top-of-the-line show.
Orders from Apple’s on-line retailer typically seem like backed up for a few weeks, however when you’re available in the market for considered one of these however need them quick, getting in individual is an possibility, offered it is protected in your area. Apple has lately made quite a few adjustments to the way it handles in-store buying in mild of the pandemic, although.
The opposite product Apple introduced, a considerably redesigned iPad Air, just isn’t anticipated to launch till someday in October.