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#275903 16-Sep-2020 09:40
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MacRumors event wrap-up

 

 

 

New watches, new iPads, official launch of iOS14 etc. 

 

 

 

I think I am most excited by the new iPad Air 4 and the new Watch Series 6

 

 





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  #2565709 16-Sep-2020 09:50
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Ordered series 6 right after the keynote. Air 4 is very cool but I'm a 12" pro user so will wait till that gets updated. I also thought the Fitness+ service looked really good and the combined Apple One service as I already pay for Music and iCloud drive so the new plan would give me TV+ and arcade for only a few dollars more.





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  #2565712 16-Sep-2020 09:56
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The air 4 hits a nice sweet spot as pretty much a pro-lite- Esp now that it uses USB-C


 
 
 
 


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  #2565714 16-Sep-2020 10:00
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No new Apple TV.  I'd been holding off upgrading to a 4K, thinking there might be a new model about now.


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  #2565727 16-Sep-2020 10:30
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Earbanean:

 

No new Apple TV.  I'd been holding off upgrading to a 4K, thinking there might be a new model about now.

 

 

I'm thinking they may have more in store for the iPhone event unless they are going to just do a short 1-hour keynote again like today. The added the U1 ultrawideband chip to the watch so maybe airtags?





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  #2565734 16-Sep-2020 10:36
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Yep, the new lineup looks like a relatively good upgrade cycle.

 

Air 4 is a good upgrade for the Air 2's the wife and I have. They're getting a bit laggy and we use them all the time now.

 

Watch Series 6 is interesting. Currently have a Garmin Vivoactive 3 and while a great watch, as the eyes are getting older its harder to focus (perhaps the Watch SE instead??)

 

Apple One service will be interesting as we already do Family Music and iCloud Drive for 5 users. Just an extra $4 per month.....for a couple of things I'll hardly use:-)


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  #2565747 16-Sep-2020 10:47
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Grunta47:

 

Watch Series 6 is interesting. Currently have a Garmin Vivoactive 3 and while a great watch, as the eyes are getting older its harder to focus (perhaps the Watch SE instead??)

 

 

Slightly off topic but rumour has it Garmin are about to drop a new watch in the Vivoactive family shortly - https://the5krunner.com/2020/09/12/garmin-venu-sq-first-images-first-thoughts/


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  #2565749 16-Sep-2020 10:49
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Grunta47:

 

Yep, the new lineup looks like a relatively good upgrade cycle.

 

Air 4 is a good upgrade for the Air 2's the wife and I have. They're getting a bit laggy and we use them all the time now.

 

Watch Series 6 is interesting. Currently have a Garmin Vivoactive 3 and while a great watch, as the eyes are getting older its harder to focus (perhaps the Watch SE instead??)

 

Apple One service will be interesting as we already do Family Music and iCloud Drive for 5 users. Just an extra $4 per month.....for a couple of things I'll hardly use:-)

 

 

The Watch SE is a good gateway into the Apple Watch cycle. 

 

Basically an upgraded S4 or downgraded S5. I have a S4, so will probably look to move to S6, but didn't see the need for a S5 at the time - pricing is still on par with what it was previously, so I'm not too shocked in either direction (excitement or disappointment). 

 

 

 

The Air 4 is the kicker for me...I don't need most of what a Pro offers, but have an Air 3, which could potentially get sold off to help fund a new Air 4, as I prefer the form factor, but don't need LIDAR and flash etc for camera usage (barely use the back camera on my iPad). No Face ID is interesting, but the fingerprint scanner in the on/off button will be an unusual one for me, as I have never had a product with that feature before...

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #2565756 16-Sep-2020 11:04
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The iPad Air looks pretty cool but not much use for me as I can't justify owning an iPad as well as a Macbook Pro and iPhone. The watch doesn't interest me either as I prefer Garmin.

 

It's interesting that they didn't announce any new audio products. For a while now there have been rumours of Apple branded over-ear headphones, and a budget version of the Homepod. And still, Homepod isn't available in NZ.


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  #2565759 16-Sep-2020 11:11
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I suspect they are going to announce another event any moment now branded "but wait there is more!"

 

I like the look of AppleOne, feels like they are going after Spotify with using Bundling that undercuts Spotify Premium, any idea if the 200 gig of iCloud is shared or if each share gets their own 200 gig?


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  #2565774 16-Sep-2020 11:27
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The iPad Air in the new green colour is very sexy. My iPad Pro 9.7 is still going strong so can’t really justify an upgrade. 

Watch SE is interesting. No ECG which the series 4 has. But a good price point as a starting point into the fitness ecosystem.


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  #2565785 16-Sep-2020 11:42
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I was looking forward to the Apple One product but the New Zealand version of this is different to the US one.  We only get two plans (no Premier option) which means no Fitness+, News+ or 2Tb option for NZ.  


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  #2565786 16-Sep-2020 11:43
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DjShadow:

 

I suspect they are going to announce another event any moment now branded "but wait there is more!"

 

I like the look of AppleOne, feels like they are going after Spotify with using Bundling that undercuts Spotify Premium, any idea if the 200 gig of iCloud is shared or if each share gets their own 200 gig?

 

 

The 200 gig is shared.


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  #2565787 16-Sep-2020 11:43
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geekiegeek:

Ordered series 6 right after the keynote. Air 4 is very cool but I'm a 12" pro user so will wait till that gets updated. I also thought the Fitness+ service looked really good and the combined Apple One service as I already pay for Music and iCloud drive so the new plan would give me TV+ and arcade for only a few dollars more.



I ordered the watch what I thought was pretty quick after the keynote but got a ship date of 29/09. How about you? Is NZ not getting the watch until 29/09?

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  #2565788 16-Sep-2020 11:43
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geekiegeek:

 

Earbanean:

 

No new Apple TV.  I'd been holding off upgrading to a 4K, thinking there might be a new model about now.

 

 

I'm thinking they may have more in store for the iPhone event unless they are going to just do a short 1-hour keynote again like today. The added the U1 ultrawideband chip to the watch so maybe airtags?

 

 

I'm keeping an eye out for an updated Apple TV as well.

 

Not sure exactly what a new model is going to bring to the party, though.

 

A faster chip would be nice for gaming/Apple Arcade but it'll still be casual gaming spec compared to the soon-to-be last gen PS4/Xbox One.

 

There's supposed to be an updated Homepod coming as well. So maybe enough for a smart home event? 


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  #2565807 16-Sep-2020 12:04
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Elmoz:

 

I was looking forward to the Apple One product but the New Zealand version of this is different to the US one.  We only get two plans (no Premier option) which means no Fitness+, News+ or 2Tb option for NZ.  

 

 

 

 

i guess that’s because Apple News isn’t available here. Fitness + is $17.99 per month with a free trial. Will be keen to give it a go but I doubt I’ll continue with it. Would make sense if we could design custom bundles. 
iCloud, music and tv would be all I need. 


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