Apple officially releases iOS 14 to the public, and more

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It's the time of the year when Apple holds its annual, well, Apple event. Traditionally this is the time when a new iPhone model is announced, but while there's no iPhone 12 out (yet), the people at Cupertino nevertheless made important announcements and releases. To sum it up:
  • A new Apple Watch
    The star for this show is the Apple Watch Series 6. Design-wise, it's identical to the previous-gen Watch models but this iteration offers new colours - navy blue, and of course Product Red. Under the hood, it's got a new blood oxygen saturation sensor which helps track information about a person's heart rate.

  • Apple Watch SE
    I guess the "SE" moniker is Apple's go-to branding for its budget models, this time going to the Watch SE. Price starts at $279.

  • New iPad Air
    The latest iteration of the iPad Air gets a new edge-to-edge display, and has a 10.9-inch display. And unlike the iPad Pro, the Air still has Touch ID, cleverly located inside the power button (but is something that competitors have already been doing).

  • Apple One
    This is Apple's new all-in-one subscription service that includes iCloud, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+, and Apple News+. It's kinda like Microsoft 365 and Xbox Game and Spotify Premium combined together.

  • Software updates
    Ahh of course, it's the annual software update: iOS 14, Watch OS 7, and tvOS 7.

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  • Profile picture of the author N1coleW
    Apple One sounds like something new for Apple and useful for users
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post


    Image source: CNET

    It's the time of the year when Apple holds its annual, well, Apple event. Traditionally this is the time when a new iPhone model is announced, but while there's no iPhone 12 out (yet), the people at Cupertino nevertheless made important announcements and releases. To sum it up:
    • A new Apple Watch
      The star for this show is the Apple Watch Series 6. Design-wise, it's identical to the previous-gen Watch models but this iteration offers new colours - navy blue, and of course Product Red. Under the hood, it's got a new blood oxygen saturation sensor which helps track information about a person's heart rate.

    • Apple Watch SE
      I guess the "SE" moniker is Apple's go-to branding for its budget models, this time going to the Watch SE. Price starts at $279.

    • New iPad Air
      The latest iteration of the iPad Air gets a new edge-to-edge display, and has a 10.9-inch display. And unlike the iPad Pro, the Air still has Touch ID, cleverly located inside the power button (but is something that competitors have already been doing).

    • Apple One
      This is Apple's new all-in-one subscription service that includes iCloud, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+, and Apple News+. It's kinda like Microsoft 365 and Xbox Game and Spotify Premium combined together.

    • Software updates
      Ahh of course, it's the annual software update: iOS 14, Watch OS 7, and tvOS 7.

    Chime in.
    Nothing much then. Whatever happened to Apple Silicon.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    You missed part of the biggest part. The $29.95 plus a month, multiple subscription plan. Including Apple TV programs, movies, and more.

    Take that $29.95 and round it off.

    Round it out to $30.00 a month X 12 months a year = $360.00 a year

    Now multiple that by a super low ball estimate of 10,000 users = $ 3,600,000 Not a bad chunk of change.

    Plus the new products your posts mentions, the health & fitness subscriptions and more all geared towards their market. A lot of people can learn from this. IMHO
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    • Yeah - found this Morgan Stanley chart on this below - seems clear Apple's steering consumers to the steeply discounted "premiere" option



      For me the jury's still out on how many subscribers this bundle will attract ... as it's anchored in Apple Music, it doesn't seem to make sense for subscribers to Spotify (although perhaps this prompts switchover to Apple Music), and the rest of the products in there (Arcade, Apple TV+) imo aren't necessarily compelling enough to warrant month-after-month subscriptions.

      But agree this is a nice example of how to leverage the power of a multi-niche bundle in a subscription plan..
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  • Installed the latest ios already. Happy that they added tap on the back settings to on/off the flashlight and other stuffs, widgets are nice too now we can drag and drop them, also when watching netflix glad I could watch it while opening other apps same with face-timing and lastly now I can ignore calls.
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    • Profile picture of the author N1coleW
      Sounds good. does your phone working with the same speed as before?
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  • Profile picture of the author milliejack
    Apple One. Sounds like they have done some awesome job this time and not just some random features. Hopefully, users will enjoy Apple/iOs 14
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  • Profile picture of the author N1coleW
    I'm really excited to see a new iPhone
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