Apple unveils Family Setup, making Apple Watch kids-friendly

Apple unveils Family Setup, making Apple Watch kids-friendly

Among the causes pointed out by Apple for this loss of profits is not only that its production capacity has been affected by the closure of its plants in China, but also because the coronavirus is affecting the demand of its Chinese customers.

While the report does cover bits on the iPad Air, the Apple Watch 6th gen, it is the iPhone bit that intrigues us.

CEO Tim Cook didn't mention iPhones during the one-hour presentation recorded at the company's massive, but now mostly empty, headquarters in Cupertino, California.

"Apple is also helping the environment by removing the AC adapter that could become electronic waste from Apple Watch Series 6 packaging, and helping its Apple Watch manufacturing partners transition to renewable energy", Apple says.

The Apple Watch has never come close to rivaling the iPhone's popularity, but it does dominate the market for smartwatches. The Apple Watch isn't expected to get a facelift until late next year, Kuo added.

The price is a markdown from the $599 that Apple is asking for the next version of its higher end watch, the Series 6.

Leading into this fall, plenty of rumors swirled around Apple shipping its next iPhones without a power adapter brick. If you need one, Apple is still happy to sell you one for $19, and the Watch still comes with the magnetic charging cable you'll need to power it up. The new Apple Watch models should have the same form factor as the Series 5 models, and blood oxygen sensing will be the key new feature.

The feature, specific to the Series 6, could be timely, given that COVID-19 frequently attacks the lungs.

Apple's event is just tomorrow and we already know a lot of what to expect.

Apple also announced a new fitness subscription service tailored for its watches for $US10 per month, as well as a new option that will bundle its existing music, video, news and gaming services into a package that will cost $15 to $US30 per month.

As for the iPad Air, it is stated to keep its Touch ID sensing unit, nevertheless it will relocation from the front to the side where it will be incorporated into the Power button.

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