In Cupertino Apple presented its new product line on Wednesday: iPhone, Apple Watch and Airpods get an update. Before 900 CEO Tim Cook presented his next gadgets to invited guests.
The first novelty: The Apple Watch Series 8 should be able to use a temperature sensor to detect when women ovulate. On the one hand, Apple promises a high degree of accuracy: the new temperature sensor records the body temperature every five seconds at night and should also record the smallest fluctuations. At the same time, the company promises privacy, which is particularly important in the discussion about the new abortion laws in the USA.
Cook particularly highlighted the role of the smartwatch as a life saver: he presented the stories of several users who were saved by the smartwatch because the device sounded an alarm for heart problems or acted as a telephone substitute for emergency calls.
In the new generation, the fall detection is followed by accident detection: new sensors should enable the Apple Watch 8 to determine whether you have been in a car accident – and automatically call for help.
More running time, more variants
Even the everyday functions have been improved: A new power-saving mode is intended to increase the battery life of Apple Watches from Series 4 up to 18 Extend hours – via update. And finally there is international roaming on the Apple Watch. So far, the cellular module only worked in the home country.
New emergency function of the Apple Watch 8: The smartwatch as a lifesaver
The new variant Apple Watch Ultra comes with a titanium body and a brighter screen. In addition, it should be operable with gloves and 18 Hours of battery life (up to 60 hours in economy mode) offer. And she looks pretty big. Three new bracelets are said to work over a wetsuit, for example. It is supposed to replace a dive computer via the Oceanic Plus app.
There is a cheaper model for less ambitious users. The new Apple Watch SE inherits the old Watch 3, has many functions and the Series 8 processor.
As the starting price for the Apple Watch Ultra, Apple 999 Euro, you can get an Apple Watch Series 8 from 499 Euro. The new SE model starts at 129 Euro.
AirPods with better noise suppression
The next gadget on Apple’s list of innovations: the AirPods Pro 2. A new H2 chip takes care of that that you can hear a “personalized” 3D sound with them. Thanks to the new chip, the noise suppression of the new AirPods Pro should also be twice as good as before. They should also sit more comfortably in the ears.