Apple Watch Series 5 and the new, cheap iPad

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The next generation of the most popular smartwatch in the world has several new features, including Always-On display, built-in compass and several health monitoring solutions. Apple also boasted a twice as powerful basic iPad with a Smart Connector, which until now was only available in more expensive models.

The conference started as announced at 19.00. The first iPad went on fire. The current 9.7-inch display has been replaced with a 10.2-inch display – unfortunately still with a physical Home button. There was also a keyboard and stylus attached. Among the new products also appeared floating keyboard that can be operated with one thumb. This is one of the advantages of using iPad OS – a system developed from the ground up for tablets.

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Advantages of the new iPad (photo: CHIP)

The seventh generation is also to be twice as efficient as the previous model, although the processor has not changed – it's still an A10 Fusion chip. The whole is powered by a battery that can last up to 10 hours. The most desirable new products include the Smart Connector, thanks to which we can conveniently connect additional accessories, including keyboard.

The new version of the iPad will debut in stores September 30 from $ 329 (around PLN 1,599). In the school version, the tablet costs $ 229. The equipment is already available for pre-order.

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Apple Watch Series 5

This stage of the conference began with a film showing the accounts of several people who were saved by Apple Watch. It is no wonder that the company devoted a lot of time to the watch at its speech – you can see that this is the Cupertino company is an important product, no less important than the iPhone.

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New smartwatches in many different variants.

When it comes to the biggest new products in the Apple Watch Series 5, it is primarily a display Always-On Retina. For the first time in the history of this series, the smartwatch screen will remain on all the time. Until now, to wake up the watch you had to rotate your wrist. This function will be useful in many situations, e.g. during training or during a business meeting. Thanks to the LPTO panel and lighting sensors that optimize the refresh rate, the watch battery should work all day on one charge.

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Thanks to this function, i.e. simply a compass, we will never get lost in the forest (photo: CHIP)

There are places where GPS still fails. For this reason, the manufacturer decided to equip the Apple Watch Series 5 with compass. Additional features are another new feature monitoring health. First of all – an ambient noise meter that will tell you if the decibel level is dangerous for us. Secondly, we find here improved menstrual cycle monitoring. Thirdly, each copy has been given the option of calling for help, even when the watch is not connected to a smartphone.

The Apple Watch Series 5, like the new iPad, is made of 100% recycled aluminum. The watch will hit the market September 20. Price: $ 399 for the Wi-Fi version and $ 499 for the LTE variant. | CHIP

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