MacDailyNews presents live coverage of Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ special event

Apple CEO Tim Cook and a team of Apple executives will host the company’s Apple’s ‘Time Flies‘ special event today at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT.

Apple Park in Cupertino, California
Apple Park in Cupertino, California

The event will be held on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.

You can watch the event live right here:

MacDailyNews will offer live notes during Apple’s event on this page. We’ll see you here just before 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT!

Live notes from Apple’s ‘Time Flies’ special event in reverse chronological order:

• End of event

• Cook: All products shown today will ship with these new OSes
• Cook: iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 to be released tomorrow (September 16th)

• Available next month
• iPad Air (2020) starts at $599

• Apple iPad Air (2020) video shown
• Works with Magic Keyboard
• Apple Pencil (magnetically attaches)
• Stereo audio in landscape mode
• Video stabilization
• Rear 12MP camera (same as in iPad Pro)
• Front 7MP FaceTime HD camera
• Fast connection to many external devices
• New iPad Air delivers USB-C

• Console-level graphics on iPad Air
• iPad Air (2020) developers demo video

• Up to 10X faster Machine Learning computations vs. previous iPad Air
• A14 Bionic offers much faster Neural Engine (16-core architecture; 11 trillion operations per second; ML performance 2X faster)
• iPad Air offers incredible performance
• A14 Bionic deliver 30% faster graphics over A13
• A14 Bionic 6-core CPU, 40% increase in CPU performance over A13
• A14 Bionic – first in the industry 5nm process technology
• Tim Millet: iPad Air gets Apple A14 Bionic
• Next-gen Touch ID (smallest ever) right on the iPad Air’s Top button (sapphire crystal lens, faster Secure Enclave)
• True Tone
• 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display 2360×1640 resolution
• Comes in five colors
• All-screen display
• Laura Legros shows off new iPad Air
• All-new iPad Air gets iPad Pro-like design (Home button free)

• Order today, available starting this Friday
• iPad (8th gen.) starts at $329 ($299 for education)

• iPadOS 14 adds powerful new capabilities (video shown)
• 10.2-inch Retina display
• Apple Pencil-compatible
• Works with full size keyboard and third-party keyboards
• Neural Engine
• New iPad is up to 2X faster than top selling Windows laptop; up to 3X faster than top selling Android tablet, up to 6X faster than Chromebook
• Home button
• A12 Bionic
• Ted Merendino: New iPad (8th gen.)

• iPad ranked No.1 in customer satisfaction for 10 years running
• More than half iPad buyers are buying their first iPad
• iPad has been available for 10 years no. Apple has sold over 500 million iPads in first decade
• Cook: Now let’s turn to iPad…

• $14.95/mo individual, Family: $19.95.mo. Premier $29.95/mo.
• Apple One: iCloud storage, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+

• Apple Fitness $9.99/mo, $79.99/year, family can enjoy for no additional cost; free for 3 moths to new Apple Watch buyers
• Apple Fitness+ is on-device only for privacy
• New Fitness app
• Beginner programs, too
• Apple has a team of top notch (get it?) trainers
• Many workouts require just a set of dumbbells or not equipment at all
• 10 different types of workouts Yoga, cycling, dance, treadmill walk/run, strength, core HIIT, rowing, mindful cooldowns
• Workout summary when ended
• Sends those metrics from watch to workout display on iPhone, iPad or Apple TV
• With Apple Fitness+, you choose your workout on iPhone, iPad or Apple TV
• Apple Watch see all metrics on wrist
• New workouts added every week
• Apple Fitness+ – new service centered around Apple Watch
• Jay Blahnik covers Apple Watch fitness capabilities

• Video showing how far Apple Watch has come in such a short time
• Order Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE today and available for delivery on Friday

• Apple will remove USB power adapter from Apple Watch (eliminates carbon equivalent of 50,000 cars per year)
• Lisa Jackson covers Apple’s environmental efforts. https://www.apple.com/environment/

• Series 3 starts at $199
• Series 6 starts at $399
• Apple Watch SE starts at just $279 with Apple Card financing (pay across 24 monthly payments)
• Latest motion sensors (including fall detection)
• Cellular models available
• Apple Watch SE offers Apple S5 chip
• Apple Watch SE: Same large display as Series 6

• Family Setup will help keep families more connected (kid tracking is a big deal)
• Kids can create Memoji from just their Watch
• Family Setup is for kids and your older parents even if they don’t have an iPhone – you manage the Watches on your iPhone
• Family Setup lets you pair multiple Apple Watches for your entire family

• New Apple Watch Hermès band, too
• New Leather band
• Braided Solo Loop (also one continuous piece with no buckle)
• Solo Loop band for Apple Watch – one continuous piece! Very nice – in 7 colors and a range of sizes for perfect fit
• New Watch faces shown in: Alan Dye video: GMT face, Count Up face, Chronograph Pro face, Typograph face, art face, Emoji face, Stripes face
• Altimeter
• Always on display is now even better. 2.5X brighter outdoors when writs is down
• Apple silicon: Apple S6: dual core processor, up to 20% faster
• New studies: Asthma, heart failure, respiratory conditions
• Measure your blood oxygen for fitness and wellness (new studies will use the sensor)
• Sumbul Ahmad Desai explains blood oxygen sensing on Apple Watch

• Apple Watch Series 6 introduces blood oxygen sensing – right from your wrist in just 15 seconds
• Apple Watch Series 6 is the most colorful ever – blue aluminum case, new Apple Watch Product Red, and more
• Apple Watch Series 6 video
• watchOS 7 can measure VO2 Max
• watchOS 7 features review
• Jeff Williams: What’s next with Apple Watch

• Cook: Apple Watch can make a big difference in lives of patients and employees
• Video: “Dear Apple” How Apple Watch changed/saved lives
• Cook: “Apple Watch is the most loved in the world”
• Cook covers Apple Watch features
• Apple Watch “revolutionized what a watch can do.”
• Focusing on Apple Watch and iPad
• Cook remarks on working and learning from home – using Apple products
• Apple CEO Tim Cook “Good morning and welcome.”
• Event begins with opening video

• AAPL: $117.86, +$2.50 (+2.17%) @ 12:59PM EDT

21 Comments

  1. I am losing emotional interest in Apple’s highly scripted, Hollywood-style produced special events because they are as uninspired and as packed as a truck full of potatoes which the truck unloads at the distribution center. Its presenters are wooden because they are over-directed and over-managed.

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