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

Apple Adds Blood Oxygen Sensor to Watch Debuts Cheaper SE Model

Apple launches $399 Watch Series 6, $279 Watch SE, new iPads

Apple Watch Series 6 starts at $399 for the 42mm Global Positioning System variant, and we'll break down all the models below.

At today's media event, Apple announced Family Setup, a new feature coming tomorrow as part of watchOS 7 that will allow kids, elderly relatives, and others take advantage of numerous capabilities of the Apple Watch without the need for their own paired iPhone.

The latest iPad Air has a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the wake button on top, the new A14 Bionic chip, a six-core design, and a new four-core GPU. Well, it didn't, as there was a new focus on different services that are coming to the Watch later this year.

The feature requires requires a cellular model of Apple Watch Series 4 and later and will be available at launch with select carrier partners, including AT&T, T-Mobile and (TechCrunch parent's parent) Verizon, and other global carriers.

The biggest addition to the Apple Watch is the all-new blood oxygen monitor. These include the same accelerometer, gyroscope and always-on altimeter as the new Apple Watch Series 6. However, this model comes with a number of new sensors which enables new features such as blood oxygen monitoring and better sleep tracking.

Apple also noted Family Setup may make sense for "older adults" - meaning aging relatives who, due to medical conditions perhaps, may need a bit more active monitoring.

Apple Watch Series 6 will be running watchOS 7 out of the box and is powered by the S6 processor.

Still, with no change in the company's claimed "18-hour battery life", using the Series 6 for more than a day without charging remains an elusive desire.

There are also restrictions to stop the watch being used during school time, and a special watch face for Parents and Teachers to recognise it is in this mode. Sporting some cool specs and new features, Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch 6 are now ready for us, so let's check out what they have to offer. And if you have a family, it makes even more sense from a cost-savings perspective. With this feature, an iPhone is no longer required for each functioning Apple Watch. Family Setup requires a cellular Apple Watch model and will be available through a handful of carriers at launch.

Apple is also continuing to sell the Apple Watch Series 3 for $199, giving consumers a pretty healthy lineup of price points for jumping into wearables.

With the Watch SE starting at $279 (£269, AU$429), Apple is looking to appeal to a new audience of smartwatch wearers - including children.

Apple also launched a new subscription plan called Apple One that bundles together its various services. Fitness+ starts at $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year.

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