On 9th march Apple conducted its “Spring forward ” Event , In which the price and release date of apple watch was out . Besides the watch, Apple also wrapped up a couple of other long-rumored announcements. there’s a new 12-inch laptop known only as the MacBook. It’s absurdly thin and light, and it strips out pretty much everything that’s not a screen, trackpad, or keyboard. And there was a surprise announcement for, of all things, HBO: come next month, you’ll finally be able to watch Game of Thrones without a cable subscription.
1. Apple Watch Release Date
we all know that the apple watch will be coming in 3 variants : 1.the Sport, 2.the Apple Watch, and 3.the Apple Watch Edition (18 karat Gold) . The Sport is the cheapest in the lineup at $349 for the 38 mm and $399 for the 42mm. The Apple Watch is stainless steel, starting at $549 for the 38mm and $599 for the 42mm, but going as high as $1,099 depending on the band. The most awaited price was for the 18 karat rose gold model called Apple Watch Edition starts at a whopping $10,000. Preorders begin on April 10th, and the orders will start on April 24th.
2.New Apple Watch Apps
Apple also opened up the Watch kit to developers , from which the apps makers can design there apps for Apple watch, During the event Apple highlighted the ways watch-based apps would make interacting with real world easier.You can get a car using uber , Check in for flights using Passbook, opening garage doors using. There were also some media apps, including Shazam and Instagram, though why you would browse Instagram on such a tiny screen is unclear.
3. Apple Watch Battery
One of the important factor that we all were worried about was the battery , Apple Watch will have 18 – Hours of battery life That’s a lot shorter than super-low-power products like the Pebble, and won’t necessarily outshine some Android Wear gear, but it’s not bad. But Apple promises that this isn’t going to be an issue with the Apple Watch.
4.Brand New Research Kit
Apple is very worried about the health problems with people now a days , so now the health kit will have a Research Kit.a framework created to advance medical research. The kit will include several apps targeted at different diseases, including Parkinson’s and breast cancer, essentially turning the iPhone into a diagnostic tool. Users will be able to complete tests and surveys to make it easier for researchers to recruit them for clinical trials. With permission from users, ResearchKit can access data measured by third-party apps about its users’ weight, blood pressure, and glucose levels.Apple’s partners, like Oxford University and Mount Sinai Hospital, will have access to the data.Five apps are available today, but ResearchKit will be released next month as an open source platform.
5. New Macbook
Apple just released its sexiest New Macbook . its called only “Macbook“ which is a blend of Macbook pro and Macbook Air. The New Macbook is just 2 pound in weight and 12-inch Retina device. One of the attraction of the New Macbook is the wide full size keyboard, which is redesigned and called “Butterfly Keys”. the new macbook also have a new trackpad with haptic feedback and more gesture support. But sadly all the ports have been removed expect a versatile USB-C connector and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.Also the new macbook is “Fan-less” notebook meaning the fan is gone ! and as far as the battery goes Apple promises nine hours of web browsing on a single charge. The other attraction of the new macbook is that now for the first time Macbook is available in color – option , you can choose between the 3 standard apple colors : Gold , Sliver and Space grey . The New MacBook, meanwhile, is coming out on April 10th for $1,299 and up.
6. 1 Cable for everything for New Macbook
Apple new macbook has only one a single USB Type-C connector.The USB Type-C, a small, reversible connection, started making its way onto phones and tablets this year. This input simplification doesn’t come as a surprise; we discovered in January that Apple had assigned 18 engineers to work on the USB Type-C. You’ll primarily need to use wireless connections to exchange files instead of plugging USB accessories or USB keys straight into the new laptop, though Apple is selling a special cable that splits into a separate charger and data ports.
7. HBO Coming to Apple TV(HBO Now)
HBO part was really suprise in the event Apple is helping HBO make a play for cord-cutters with HBO Now, a standalone streaming service announced today. HBO CEO Richard Plepler took the stage to describe the new service, launching in early April, with Apple as an exclusive partner. “All you need,” CEO Tim Cook said, “is a broadband connection and an Apple device.” HBO will also have a channel on Apple TV. It’s $14.99 a month, with early subscribers getting the first month free. Apple Tv Before Costed $99 But now apple tv comes in $69, so if you dont own one now its time to own one !
8. Apple CarPlay is coming to more cars
Tim cook said that the CarPlay would be coming to 40 new car models this year, and that “every major” manufacturer was now signed on. Though the level of commitment among carmakers may vary — Toyota hasn’t committed to a release timeline, for instance. CarPlay is competing with Google’s Android Auto, both of which make phone features easier to use while driving.
9. The Luxury Watch is Here
This is the first time Apple has a very luxury product , The Luxury product is none other then the 18 karat gold apple watch (Apple Watch Edition) . This Luxury Watch will start at $10,000 . And as this is an Luxury product it will be available in a “limited select retail stores” on a special designated table.
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