Apple’s annual and biggest event started at its Cupertino, California headquarters today at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Apple is live streaming the keynote on its website and unveiling some of its new iPhones at the event.
Apart from the iPhones, the event also announces the new Apple watch, MacBook, and some new updates for its OS. Although the devices which are yet to be unveiled at the event will, no doubt, be new, but the new iPhones are expected to be quite familiar with their design and some of their features. It was rumored that most of the new iPhones will mostly follow the iPhone X design and its features like the Face ID unlocking, and its “notch” is also expected to be replicated in the new iPhones.
The launch of the new iPhones is quite expected, but Apple has also announced some new Apple watches here at the event. The Apple watches as expected, have a new design with a slightly bigger screen, an upgraded version of AirPods and iPads, and a new entry-level laptop to replace the old MacBook Air.
The video played at the event shed some light on the speculations over the new Apple watch. The video shows that the display of the watch is bigger than the previous one.
Apple Watch Series 4 comes with a display of 40 mm (previously 38 mm) and 44 mm (previously 42mm). The microphone is relocated to the other side of the watch. It is not right next to the speaker anymore. But its cellular connectivity is expected to be better than the previous watches.
The Apple Watch series 4 is 64-bit. The new watch is obviously equipped with more advanced technology. It will now be able to detect falls through the use of a new gyroscope. It can also detect if and when the user might have a condition suggestive of arterial fibrillation. The watch will now be able to take an ECG.
I am pleased to say that we’ve received clearance from the FDA. The first of its kind to have the heart rate alerts. – Jeff comments
This feature makes it one of its kind. Taking ECG on this new watch is as simple as putting the finger on Digital Crown. However, there is one downfall to this otherwise amazing new watch. The battery life is exactly the same as the previous one.