Apple reveals Apple Watch Series 7, iPad and iPad mini

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15th September 2021 – (San Francisco) Apple on Tuesday announced Apple Watch Series 7, featuring a re-engineered Always-On Retina display with a larger display and thinner borders.

The display of Apple Watch Series 7 offers nearly 20 percent more screen area and thinner borders at 1.7 mm than those on Apple Watch Series 6. Apple Watch Series 7 is available in 41mm and 45mm sizes.

Apple Watch Series 7 also features a user interface optimized for the larger display, offering greater readability and ease of use.

Apple Watch Series 7 provides all-day 18-hour battery life on a single charge, and 33 percent faster charging compared with Apple Watch Series 6, through a new charging architecture and Magnetic Fast Charger USB-C Cable.

The newest Apple Watch continues to offer tools for health and wellness, including an electrical heart sensor and ECG app, and a Blood Oxygen sensor and app.

Apple Watch Series 7 introduces five aluminum case finishes, along with a range of band colors and styles. The entire Apple Watch Series 7 lineup will be available later this fall.

“Apple Watch Series 7 delivers significant improvements – from our largest and most advanced display to enhanced durability and faster charging,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “Powered by watchOS 8, Apple Watch brings useful new capabilities to help customers stay connected, track activity and workouts, and better understand their overall health and wellness.” 

Meanwhile, Apple on Tuesday introduced the new iPad (9th generation) and iPad mini.

The new iPad features the A13 Bionic chip, delivering a 20 percent performance boost over the previous generation. Equipped with a 10.2-inch Retina display and a new 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage, it supports Apple Pencil (1st generation) and Smart Keyboard.

The iPad mini gets a performance boost from the new A15 Bionic chip. The 6-core CPU delivers a 40 percent jump in performance, and the 5-core GPU delivers an 80 percent leap in graphics performance compared to the previous generation of iPad mini, the company said.

iPad mini

The iPad mini is equipped with an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display. The cellular model supports 5G network. The updated Ultra Wide front camera and back camera both feature a 12MP sensor.

“With a new all-screen Liquid Retina display, massive boost in performance, new advanced cameras on the front and back, Center Stage, USB-C, 5G, and support for Apple Pencil, the new iPad mini is a huge leap forward that can be held in the palm of your hand,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

The new generation of iPad and iPad mini feature 100 percent recycled aluminum in the enclosure. Every single model in the iPad lineup now has a 100 percent recycled aluminum enclosure, the company said.

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