The Apple fall event 2021 to announce the new generation of iPhone, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone Pro, and Pro Max, has just finished. But that’s not all. In addition to the iPhones, Apple surprised everyone by announcing two new iPads, and certainly the new generation of its Apple Watch Series 7.
It seems that Apple’s slogan in its new devices is recycling, as the American company confirmed that the aluminum used in each device is recycled, in order to preserve the environment, which is a +1 for the company’s interest and for the interest of the environment.
Now let’s move on to a detailed explanation of the new Apple devices and services, and we will not talk in the next lines about the iPhone 13 devices, as they need a separate topic in order to fulfill their right.
Apple Watch Series 7
The new Apple Watch was one of the most expected devices to see at today’s event, and Apple did not disappoint its fans. The company presented us with the new generation of its smart watch with a larger screen than any previous version, and Apple says it is the best smartwatch so far.
Starting with the size, we find Watch Series 7 in sizes 41 mm and 45 mm, compared to 40 and 44 mm in previous versions, as well as the edges have been slimmed down to become only 1.7 mm around the screen.
Apple says that the new generation of its smartwatch is more durable, with a stronger crystal interface and more resistant to scratches. It is the first Apple Watch to receive IP6X dust resistance certification, and it is also protected from water up to 50 metres.
The different watch faces have also been redesigned to take advantage of the wider screen, and two new faces, “Contour” and “Dual Synthetic”, have been added, designed specifically for the new watch.
Larger buttons have been added, and a software keyboard has been added to respond to text messages by writing across the screen.
However, the Apple Watch retained the same old battery, but with a 33% increase in charging speed, as the watch only takes 45 minutes to charge from 0 to 80% of the battery.
As for the functions of the watch, we certainly find the usual health programs from Apple, such as the heart rate sensor, and measuring the percentage of oxygen in the blood.
watchOS 8 introduces new features to anyone who rides a cyclist. Apple Watch uses advanced algorithms to analyze data from GPS, heart rate, accelerometer, and gyroscope to detect when users start cycling and alert them to start a cycling workout outside.
Apple Watch can more accurately measure active calories when riding an e-bike, using up-to-date cycling analytics that assesses data from GPS and heart rate to determine when a user cycles with the motor while switching versus driving with leg strength alone.
Price and availability:
The Apple Watch Series 7 lineup comes in five all-new aluminum case colors, including Night Sky and Starlight, Green, New Blue, and Red, with a stunning color palette of Apple Watch bands compatible with all models. In addition, Apple Watch Series 7 is compatible with previous versions of Apple Watch bands. Stainless steel models, Apple Watch Edition, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Series 3 are still available in current colors.
Apple Watch Nike and Apple Watch Hermès introduce new watch bands and faces this fall. The new Nike Sport Loop comes in three colors, features the Nike logo and logo text embedded in the strap texture, and elegantly blends in with the new Nike Bounce watch face that moves dynamically with a flick of the screen, turning off the Digital Crown, or the movement of the wrist.
The Apple Watch will be available later this year, Apple has not yet determined, and it will be sold for $399, along with other Apple Series 3 versions at 199 dollars, and Watch SE for $279 to cover all price categories.
iPad mini with A15 Bionic chip
The new iPad mini is categorized as “average”, yet the company offers it with a full-screen 8.3-inch display, and with the all-new A15 Bionic chip, iPad mini delivers 80% faster performance than previous generations.
The 6-core CPU delivers 40% higher performance, while the 5-core GPU delivers an 80% performance jump over the previous-generation iPad mini.
The A15 Bionic chip in iPad mini handles the most demanding tasks, from graphics-rich games to professional applications used by designers, pilots, doctors, and more.
At the back, the device has a rear camera with a 12-megapixel sensor, with Focus Pixels, a wider lens slot, and True Tone flash.
iPad mini now comes with a USB-C port for data transfers at up to 5Gbps, which is 10 times faster than the previous generation and connects to a huge array of accessories through the port.
Prices and availability
The new iPad mini is available to order starting today at apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app in 28 countries and territories and will be available starting Friday, September 24.
Wi-Fi models of iPad mini and Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at $499. The new 64GB and 256GB iPad mini come in pink, starlight, magenta, and space gray.
iPadOS 15, the powerful operating system designed specifically for the iPad, is available starting Monday, September 20, and ships free with the new iPad mini. PadOS 15 will be available as a free update for iPad mini 4 or later, iPad Air 2 or later, iPad 5th generation or later, and all iPad Pro models.
The new Smart Folio covers for the iPad mini are available in black, white, dark cherry, lavender, and luminous orange.
iPad 10.2 inch
Along with the iPad mini, Apple today announced the new iPad (9th generation) that features the powerful A13 Bionic chip, with all-day battery life.
The new iPad features a 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone technology and a 12MP ultra-wide front camera in the middle of the screen.
The new iPad supports the first generation Apple Pencil, keyboard, easy-to-use iPadOS 15, and twice the storage capacity of the previous generation.
The A13 Bionic chip takes performance up to 20% more than the previous generation, making the new iPad three times faster than the best-selling Chromebook.
The added performance power allows users to easily run high-end apps and games on the new iPad. And the Neural Engine on the A13 Bionic chip takes machine learning to the next level, including Live Text in iPadOS 15 that uses on-device intelligent technology to recognize texts in images so users can take the right action.
With its thinner, lighter design and cellular connectivity, the new iPad also allows the freedom to work, learn and connect at home or on the go.
The new iPad starts with 64GB of storage, double the storage capacity of the previous generation, making the iPad cost less for users. A 256GB option is also available for users looking to store more apps, games, photos, and videos.
Prices and availability
The new iPad is available to order starting today at apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app in 28 countries and regions and will be available Friday, September 24.
iPad Wi-Fi models and Wi-Fi + Cellular models start at $329 and are available in silver and space grey.
The powerful iPadOS 15 built specifically for the iPad is available starting Monday, September 20th, and ships for free with your new iPad. PadOS 15 will be available as a free update for iPad mini 4 or later, iPad Air 2 or later, iPad 5th generation or later, and all iPad Pro models.
The Smart Keyboard for iPad is available for purchase separately in formats for more than 30 languages including Simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.