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Apple launches its most powerful iPad yet: 11 things to know

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The addition to Apple Card's financing initiative was announced by COO Jeff Williams during today's "Time Flies" event.

The Series 6's standout feature is a new sensor that can measure the oxygen saturation of your blood, also known as SpO2. Full details on the SE are below the fold. You can use any brand of fitness gear with Fitness+, though most of the workouts will require just a set of dumbbells or no equipment, Apple said.

And yes, before we dive in deeper: The Apple Watch Series 6 retains all the features from the Series 5 minus Force Touch. Williams was tapped to detail the company's new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE models.

Low oxygen levels are usually not the sole indicator of having Covid-19, the association said.

"Apple Watch Series 6 completely redefines what a watch can do".

The new iPad Air comes equipped with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with the company's True Tone technology.

This is the first chipset globally built on the new 5nm process, outdoing Android competition that still uses 7nm SoCs.

That chip will be powering an upgraded always-on display and an always-on altimeter.

The Apple Watch has never come close to rivaling the iPhone's popularity, but it does dominate the market for smartwatches.

The video highlights the new GMT, Count Up, Chronograph Pro, Memoji, Stripes, and Typograph faces. We're jazzed about the latter.

One of the best features of a smartwatch is the ability to change watch faces at the drop of a hat.

Apple also introduced Family Setup for Watch. In the realm of parental controls, you can turn on location notifications and monitor and limit who family members can chat with.

The iPad has been around for 10 years now, with over 500 million sold and Australian analysts Telsyte reckon Apple are selling nearly a million a year here in Australia at least. The Series 6 is available to order starting today, September 15th and will start shipping on Friday, September 18th.

The subscription model may seem like a departure from the hardware-centric business model, but Apple does keep its devices front and center, as the Apple Watch's role in its fitness app illustrates.

Apple announced new iPads, Watch models and a bundled subscription service on Tuesday.

The starting price for Apple Watch 6 is $399, the version with Global Positioning System and cellular capabilities will cost $499. That's presumably because Apple likes keeping its product announcements close to shipping dates, and production on this year's flagship iPhone designs was delayed by the pandemic.

Watch SE doesn't snub features in the health department. The voice over announcer says, "Imagine a future where one day machine learning will give you the power to track your sleep".

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The most popular workouts on the app include: Cycling, Treadmill, Rowing, HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training), Strength, Yoga, Dance, Core and Mindful Cooldown. The service will launch in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, and United States before the end of the year. Purchasing an Apple Watch gets you three free months of Fitness+. We'll break this down soon, but it should offer some savings.

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