Here's everything Apple announced at its 'Time Flies' event

Here's everything Apple announced at its 'Time Flies' event

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. Finally, Apple is releasing a new leather link strap. It's available in five colors, including pastel-shaded pink, blue, and green. With watchOS 7, we have hand-washing detection, which reminds you to wash your hands and monitors the duration that you do it.

While CEO Tim Cook lavished endless attention on new hardware like the Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad Air, the company spent all of 69 seconds on Apple One. SpO2 joins ECG, heart rate tracking, sleep tracking, fitness tracking and hearing health.

Pre-order the Series 6 now; it starts at $399 for the GPS-only model and $100 more for the Global Positioning System and cellular version, and comes out on Friday.

Apple also took the wraps off a new high-end watch model, a next-generation iPad and a couple of new subscription services during a virtual event held Tuesday. The Series 6 is available to order starting today, September 15th and will start shipping on Friday, September 18th.

Apple also introduced Family Setup for Watch. Do note that Apple is implementing shipping the watch without a USB power adapter as part of efforts to reduce waste. The Watch SE is a successor to the three-year-old Apple Watch Series 3 and it starts at $279; cellular models start at $329. That's something Apple attempted to address with the brand-new iPhone SE. It's available this Friday, but you can order it today.

Available on the Series 4, Series 5 and Series 6 models with 4G connectivity, this allows you to get a mobile number for the user without them having phone, for you both to stay in touch, for them to be located on a map and even use apps like Music on the go. Apple Watch SE is available in three attractive case finishes made of 100 percent recycled aluminum, and compatible with all Apple Watch bands including the new Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop.

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It also announced a cheaper smartwatch, the Apple Watch SE, which does not have the oxygen sensor. It's the first fitness service built for Apple Watch, and you'll get three free months with the purchase of an Apple Watch (it's $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year after that).

Family Setup offers other helpful tools for parents and kids, with Schooltime and Downtime features that offer controls over when and what kids can do with their Apple Watch, kid-focused Activity rings, and more.

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