Boring Time Flies Event – Apples Latest Products for 2020

New iOS and Cool New Watches

Apple just concluded the Time Flies even where they announced their latest Apple products for 2020 to 2021.

In the midst of Covid-19 tech companies are growing in value every day. One wonders why since there hasn't been a lot to write about in new gadgets, especially phones. Though the current climate doesn't allow for mass marketing of new gadgets, Apple has chosen to improve on the products they already have.

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Here are the new gadget announced at the Apple Time Flies Event 2020

Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6 Kenya

I'll be honest with you. Other than the fact that these watches are called Apple, you can get a better option in China. The only new thing in this series is that it can measure your blood oxygen levels. That's supposed to be a major announcement. The only time I care about my blood oxygen levels is when my doctor is complaining.

Apple started Tuesday’s event by announcing the Watch Series 6. As expected, the Series 6 builds on the Apple Watch’s strengths as a health-focused device. New to this year’s model is blood oxygen monitoring. Apple says the Series 6 can measure the oxygen saturation of your blood in about 15 seconds. It will also check on it periodically as you sleep.

Other hardware upgrades include a new S6 chip that Apple says is more power-efficient and charges 20 percent faster. The Series 6’s always-on display is 2.5 times brighter than the one on its predecessor and there’s now support for 5GHz WiFi networks. You’ll be able to buy the wearable in a variety of new case colors, including blue aluminum and Product RED. Engadget

Notably, the Series 6 won’t come with a bundled power adapter under the assumption that most people who plan to upgrade to the new wearable already have a couple of those lying around somewhere.

The Apple Watch Series 6 goes on sale on September 18th in Kenya.

iPad Air

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With nothing new to offer, Apple has decided to upgrade your iPad instead. I know companies must make profits but to be honest, there's nothing new to write about the new version. Oh, sorry, it's more expensive. Stick to your old version if you want to save some money.

The iPad Air got a major makeover. To start, the tablet features a fresh iPad Pro-like design that Apple will offer in five different colors — including blue and green hues. It also includes a new 10.9-inch Liquid Retina IPS display with 2,360 by 1,640 resolution that includes Apple’s True Tone technology. Internally, the device features Apple’s new A14 chipset. Engadget

iOS 14

No new phone but youhad better upgrade your phone starting tonight. The IOS 14 is out. As usual these phones companies promise the world including reading your mind. To me it just looks like another effort to get stuck on their App Store.

iOS 14 brings widgets to the iPhone home screen for the first time, gathers all of your apps into a new App Library, and adds picture-in-picture mode (which had already been available on iPads). There’s also a new Translation app. iPadOS 14 won’t let you put widgets anywhere you want on the home screen, but it does build upon what you can do with the Apple Pencil.

The new Scribble feature of iPadOS 14 lets you “write by hand in any text field across iPadOS, and your words automatically convert to text.” Additionally, more of Apple’s native apps are adding sidebars and expanded menus to take advantage of the iPad’s bigger screen. The Verge

 

The Time Flies event was more than an hour long. It was a very boring press release. And the only 3 things I could remember were the above. If you want to watch a better version of all the new Apple products released at the Time Flies Event please visit Popular Mechanics

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You can see the full transcript for the Time Flies event at Macrumours

You can check out our latest Apple reviews in Kenya here. 

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