Apple Watch 6, Watch SE, iPad Air, iPad 8th gen go official, check India prices here
No iPhone 12, but Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, the 8th generation iPad and a new iPad Air last evening. Here's how much you will be paying for them in India.
Apple made a host of announcements late last evening through a virtual Apple Event. Unlike every other year, Apple did not announce a new iPhone lineup this September and unveiled four other devices instead - the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, the 8th generation iPad and a new iPad Air. Along with this the company also announced its new Apple One subscription bundle for all in-house services. For those still wondering about the iPhone 12 series, that's coming next month.
While Apple revealed the US prices during the event, the Indian prices were announced soon after the event wrapped up. For those waiting impatiently to find out - here's exactly how much you are going to be paying for all these new gadgets:
Apple Watch Series 6
For the new Apple Watch Series 6 that is going to ship with blood oxygen detection feature, always-on altimeter, S6 SiP etc and watchOS 7, prices start at ₹40,900 for the GPS model. The Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular) will set you back by ₹49,900.
You can find out all the details of all the new features of the Apple Watch Series 6, here.
Apple Watch SE
The “more affordable” Apple Watch SE comes with the S5 SiP and the same accelerometer, gyroscope, and always-on altimeter as Apple Watch Series 6, along with the latest motion sensors and microphone, health and safety capabilities and watchOS 7.
The Apple Watch SE (GPS) starts at ₹29,900 and Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) starts at ₹33,900.
You can read more details about the Apple Watch SE here.
Both the new Apple Watches are compatible with the new Solo Loop and Braided Loop watch bands.
Apple has not announced exactly when these smartwatches will be available in the Indian market, except that it should be “soon”.
Apple iPad 8th Gen
The new iPad 8th Gen with its 10.2-inch retina display, A12 Bionic Chip, Apple Pencil support is priced at ₹29,900 for the Wi-Fi model and INR 41,900 for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. It will be available in Silver, Space Grey and Gold colour variants and in 32GB and 128GB memory variants in India soon.
You can read more details about it here.
Apple iPad Air 4
The new iPad Air will be coming with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display and the A14 Bionic chipset under the hood. It is going to come with a touchID that is embedded right on the home button and a 12MP FaceTime camera.
The new iPad Air comes at a starting price of ₹54,900 for the WiFi-only variant and ₹66,900 for the WiFi + Cellular variant. It will be available in India in 64GB and 256GB memory variants and in Silver, Space Gray, Rose Gold, Green, and Sky Blue colour variants starting October this year. More details are available here.
Both the iPads will ship with the new iPadOS 14.
Apple One is Apple's subscription bundle that brings together all its in-house services, catered to suit the user and will be available starting this fall.
The Individual plan on Apple One includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade and comes with 50GB of iCloud storage. This will cost you ₹195 per month.
The Family plan includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 200GB of iCloud storage for ₹365 per month, and can be shared among up to six family members.
The Premier plan includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and 2TB of iCloud storage and can be shared with up to six family members. However, the Premier plan is not available in India right now given the limited availability of Apple News+.
Apple One includes a 30-day free trial for any services that customers do not already have. You can check out more details here.