Here's everything Apple announced at its 'Time Flies' event

Yolanda Curtis
September 16, 2020

Apple live-streamed its "Time Flies" event around the globe on Tuesday - but the company's star product, the iPhone, was missing.

The Apple Watch Series 6 is here with more ways to quantify every aspect of your being.

Apple had previously hinted that this year's phone might be delayed, following a series of reports about disruption, related to the COVID-19 pandemic, in its Chinese supply chain. On the outside, it may not seem like an enormous upgrade, but Apple packed in a larger display, the new S6 processor, and even a Blood Oxygen sensor.

The iPad Air starts at $599 and will be available next month. But for those new to Apple Watch, and those upgrading from a Series 3 or earlier, it's a no-brainer.

The report suggested that the company will slash the number of handsets that it plans to make in the second half of this year by as much as 20%.

"The Watch face is the most powerful and personal aspect of Apple Watch". Each session includes a workout playlist you can import into Apple Music. That's something Apple attempted to address with the brand-new iPhone SE.

So, the whole thing works like this: you start a workout from your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, and it also automatically engages on your Apple Watch. Fitness+ starts at $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. It brings improved performance that makes it 40% faster than the previous model.

The Apple launch happened overnight, virtually, with the tech giant rolling out a new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscriptions called Apple One.

Shares of exercise stationary bike maker Peloton, which also has a subscription service, lost and then recovered some gains after Apple's announcement and were up about 6% in afternoon trade.

Watch SE, the new lower-cost model, is two times faster than the Series 3 and includes an accelerometer, heart rate monitor, compass, gyroscope, motion sensors, and fall detection. Its design, almost identical to the previous iPad Pro, ditches both the curved edges and Lightning port in favor of the much-desired USB-C port, along with support for the newest version of the Apple Pencil, as well as a smart connector on the back that works with the trackpad-equipped Magic Keyboard originally made for the iPad Pro.

The stock was up 2.42 per cent at $114.71 early on Monday, while Nasdaq Composite was up almost 2 per cent to 11,069 points.

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