Apple's new iPad and Apple Watch - what Aussies need to know

Apple showcases an overhaul of the iPad Air with a new design, A14 Bionic chipset and 20 W USB Type-C charging

Today is an important day for all the tech enthusiasts as Apple is holding its "Time Flies" event today.

The user's health metrics are sent in real time to whatever screen they're using to watch the workout video.

One interesting feature of Family Setup is "Apple Cash Family", which lets a parent securely load money onto their child's Apple Watch and allows the child to then purchase items wherever Apple Pay is accepted.

The services division also includes Apple's app store, which is under regulatory scrutiny for charging a commission of up to 30% for products sold through other companies who have no other option but to use the store to reach the mostly affluent consumers who buy iPhone products.

The Apple Watch Series 6 sport several exciting new features Powered by the newest watchOS 7, Apple Watch now support sleep tracking - something that was present before on other non-Apple devices, such as Fitbit, is now available on your Apple Watch. Although you can use the Watch to measure this in real-time, the sensor will also work in the background, occasionally taking readings throughout the day and notifying you if something is awry.

The $399 Apple Watch Series 6 improves on what's already the best smartwatch around, including a feature that can potentially help people detect illnesses like influenza (or COVID-19) earlier.

Apple's new series 6 and budget Apple Watch SE.


This gives users the same display that's found in the Series 6, along with the chipset from the Series 5. It comes with the latest motion sensors and supports fall detection.

In addition to coming in both Global Positioning System and Cellular configurations, the Watch SE is also swim-proof, so you won't have to worry about taking it off all the time. The Series 6 is available to order starting today, September 15th and will start shipping on Friday, September 18th. You can handle setup from one iPhone, and family members can be given a Watch with a separate number and Apple ID.

Fitness+ will feature high-quality workout videos like those you might find from companies like Peloton. It's machine-agnostic, meaning you don't need any particular equipment-aside from the Apple Watch.

Apple has launched a single subscription service "Apple One" of its different cloud based service.

Unlike the ECG feature which was announced a while back but is still not available to Australians, the Blood Oxygen level check will be available at launch.

Individual - Apple Music, Arcade, TV+, and iCloud for $14.95 per month.

Compared to subscribing to each service individually, the Individual plan will save users $6 per month, while the Family and Premier plans will save subscribers $8 and $25 per month, respectively.

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