Apple event 2020 as it happened: Apple Watch 6 and iPad Air 4, but no iPhone 12


11:03 – iPadOS 14 is coming, as well as WatchOS 7 (for that sleep app and handwashing capabilities). And don’t forget l’il old tvOS 14, which is also coming alongside.

That looks like it’s all done – thankfully not the full two hours, because I’m frankly getting exhausted. There’s been an absolute glut to get through.

I’m intrigued by the Apple Watch 6 – will it really have the extended battery life you’d assume it would, given the sleep tracking on board? We’ll see.

11:02 – Back to Tim again – here we go. iOS 14 is coming tomorrow.

11:00 – The new iPad Air feels like a fusion between the ‘basic’ new iPad at the bottom of the range and the iPad Pro – more power, but not an extreme amount. Still pro, but not Pro, if you know what I mean.

That makes sense given the price – it’ll start at $599, and will be coming next month (so that must be something to do with the chipset, right? Lining up with the iPhone 12, perhaps?)

Also, this iPad also comes with a 100% recycled aluminum enclosure as well as recycled tin in the solder too. Apple is making a big deal of being so environmentally friendly today.

10:58 – As predicted by a number of leakers, the iPad Air 2020 is going to use USB-C, which does indeed make it more like a laptop. There’s a 12MP camera on the back – single lens – with an f/1.8 aperture on there too.

The speakers are going to be going into stereo mode – one on each end, rather than the four chambers on the iPad Pro.

There’s a 10 hour battery life, and it’s coming with the Magic Keyboard too – arguably the best accessory ever to land on an iPad (it’s miles better than the normal smart keyboard).



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