Apple CEO Tim Cook squashed hopes for an iPhone 12 reveal right out of the gate at the start of Tuesday’s event, confirming that no new iPhone would be shown. Despite that letdown, the tech event still had a lot to show eager consumers.
As hinted at by the event’s “Time Flies” branding, Tuesday’s event kicked off with the new Apple Watch Series 6, featuring a 20% faster S6 chip. The company’s latest smartwatch boasts a bevy of new and improved health tracking features, including better sleep tracking, hand washing tracking, and the much-touted ability to determine blood-oxygen levels using red and infrared light scanners.
The Series 6 is on sale now and starts shipping out this Friday. The product will be available in gray, silver, gold, blue aluminum, and Product (RED), starting at $399.
Next, the company unveiled its much-rumored services bundle: Apple One. This bundle will package Apple’s growing slate of premium services for a discounted price at different tiers. The base bundle offers individual access to Apple Music, TV+, Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud storage for $14.95 a month; the Family bundle offers all the same plus 200GB of storage among up to six people; and lastly, the Premier bundle adds on Apple News+, 2TB of iCloud storage, and the newly announced Fitness+, a new service coming later in the year that will offer exercise programs like yoga, cycling, running, core, and strength exercises, for $29.95.
Apple One bundles will debut in the fall and feature a 30-day free trial for each tier. Fitness+ on its own will cost $9.99 a month.
Finally, the event saw the reveal of major refreshes to Apple’s iPad models beyond the iPad Pro, which was upgraded in the spring. The eighth-generation standard iPad sporting a faster new A12 Bionic chip, a 10.2-inch Retina screen, and Apple Pencil support starts at $329. The iPad Air, meanwhile, is getting a major facelift with an “all-screen design” based on the latest iPad Pro models. The new Air will feature a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, a new Touch ID sensor, and “Apple’s most powerful chip ever made, the A14 Bionic.”
The new base iPad will go on sale this Friday. The refreshed Air will hit stores next month starting at $599.
Apple also confirmed that its operating systems will update across the board on Wednesday, including iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 14, and tvOS 14.
Apple fans that missed the stream can watch the full event below.