If we had to choose the most interesting of our presentation products, which were significantly more boring than the events of recent years, we would have chosen the new (2020) iPad Air, even if it is not much ahead of the Watch Series 6. The design of the latest iPad Air is eerily similar to the iPad Pro introduced two years ago: as if it were just a hair smaller, a 10.9 (more precisely 10.86) inch Pro designed in Cupertino. In light of this, it is better to point out the differences, of which there are not too many anyway. In terms of size, there is only a difference in thickness compared to the iPad Pro 11, as the new Air is negligible, 0.2 millimeters thicker. In terms of device weight, the novelty is already preferred: the Air 458 and the 11 Pro 471 grams (without a 4G modem).
The first major difference between the two iPads is how biometric identification works: while the Proof facial recognition, i.e. Face ID, is working, while in the Air, Touch ID, i.e. the fingerprint reader, has returned. There were certainly economic reasons for the move, as the hardware required for facial recognition is more complex and therefore more expensive than a fingerprint reader. The interesting thing about the latter is that for the first time in terms of the offer of iOS devices, the scanner has been put on the narrow power button. Accordingly, Apple claims to have designed an entirely new piece of hardware that can identify faster and more accurately than ever before. A small, and presumably most noticeable difference in maximum volume is that only two speakers were added to the new Air instead of four, but they were housed at at least two ends of the house, leaving stereo sound in landscape mode.
A 0, A 1-inch smaller display means 112,784 fewer pixels, but ProMotion support, or the lack of an image refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, may be more striking. In addition, the maximum brightness of the display panel can be a good 16 percent lower, instead of 600, only 500 nites. It’s a pleasure to be pleased that support for the second-generation Apple Pencil has been retained, and the stylus can be placed on the magnet-mounted side of the device for charging and storage, as you’ve seen at Pro. Based on the raw specifications, the 7-megapixel front-panel camera has a hair's breadth better (f / 2.0 instead of f / 2.2), but has a single wide-angle (f / 1.8) lens on the back and a 12-megapixel sensor behind it, so there's no optical zoom. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0 support, and the optional 4G modem remain, as does the USB-C jack, to which a 20-watt factory charger can be connected, and of course any other supported USB device on demand.
So the new iPad Air, available sometime in October, is a pleasant improvement over last year's model, but Apple is still asking for its price. This is because the tablet exceeds the price tag of its direct predecessor by a round net of $ 100, which means $ 600 net or HUF 240,000 gross in the case of the 64 gigabyte base model, which means that unfortunately the novelty is not only similar in its specifications.
5-nanometer Apple A14
The real curiosity of the 2020 iPad Air is manifested much more in the differences, more precisely in one difference: the processor. Unusually, instead of the new iPhones, Apple's latest chip has been introduced into the fresh iPad Air, which is also the industry's first mass-produced chip with a bandwidth of 5 nanometers. Given the hard pace of development dictated in recent years, it is hardly surprising that the big fruits of the semiconductor market, such as Intel, Nvidia, or AMD, will be the first fruit of the next major bandwidth shift in an Apple product. 
The latest chip from the Cupertino company was talked about by Tim Millet, head of the platform architecture division. In his presentation, which evokes the laboratory scenes of Half Life, the expert has, as usual, highlighted the most important and easily communicable details. For example, it turned out that the chip, which offers new processor cores sharpened for 2 performance and 4 efficiencies, could be up to 40 percent faster in computational computing than its immediate predecessor, the A13. Also in graphics, the new chip brings a relatively large 30 percent improvement, and thanks to the neural motor with 16 cores, the pace of machine learning execution doubled.
Millet finally highlighted that the integrated image processor (ISP) , and the speed and access time of the Secure Enclave, which stores biometric and other sensitive user data, has also been improved, which may also be noticeable to users in some situations. In light of all this, the 11.8 billion transistor A14 looks like another decent craftsmanship that will certainly keep Apple at the forefront of testing. While that wasn't the case, it's an envelope that the A14 will be included in the new iPhones, and the Cupertino announcement in June doesn't rule out the possibility that it'll be back from a smaller MacBook in a few months.
Updated Apple economical iPad
In addition to the more expensive iPad Air, Apple has not forgotten about the relatively cheap “smooth” iPad. The design of the incoming tablet has not changed, so the ever-aging rounded design and 10.2-inch display have remained, only the weight has increased negligibly by 7-8 grams. The only noteworthy development of the 8th generation iPad concerns the processor. The previous generation A10 (released with the iPhone 7) has been replaced by the A12 (iPhone Xs processor) introduced two years ago. No wonder, however, the length of the expected software support is guaranteed to be extended by another chip, at least 2 years. The good news is that Apple has still not reached the price of an entry-level (school) iPad, leaving a net starting price of $ 329, which is a gross HUF 135,000 in Hungary.
Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE  The company’s latest smartwatch featured incremental enhancements. All this means, among other things, that the design released with the Series 4 has remained. The microLED display panel, which promises significantly higher brightness and longer battery life, also lasts longer than blood pressure measurement or non-invasive blood glucose monitoring. The only new hardware-based feature is the built-in blood oxygen sensor, which is nothing new on the market, as pretty much all of its competitors offer watches or bracelets with similar capabilities. All of this, of course, doesn’t detract from the value of the feature, which can help detect dangerous diseases such as nocturnal respiratory failure, also known as sleep apnea.
The Series 6 has been updated. The S6 chip recycles individual components of the A13, which means 20 percent more power at slightly lower power consumption. Although this was not discussed at the presentation, Apple also integrated its U1 chip into its watch after the iPhone. Based on Ultra Wideband (UWB) radio technology, this can help with indoor navigation and the precise positioning of the various devices that support it. The radio part is also affected by one of the old debt settlements, as the Watch Series 6 is finally able to connect to 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks.
In addition to measuring oxygen levels, other really useful innovations are coming from the upcoming watchOS 7. . The two most important of these are the built-in sleep monitor and the now-floated Family Setup. With the latter, Apple is also settling an old debt, because after arming the feature, it is not necessary to associate an iPhone with each Apple Watch, a single phone can be connected to several hours within the family with separate accounts. The company is not secretly thinking of children, who can be given enough hours of smartphone space to be easily accessible and tracked when needed. An earlier model, Series 4 or later (4G modem) will suffice for these two features, so it is not necessary to purchase the Series 6. Family Setup will be available in only 12 countries in the first round, but Apple promises to expand the list later this year, hopefully with Hungary.
The Series 6 comes with a cheaper model, the It is already well known for iPhones with SE marking. The Watch SE has a housing similar to the Series 6, so it will be available in 40 and 44 millimeter sizes. The Always-On Retina display should be dispensed with, as should the ECG function and, of course, the measurement of blood oxygen levels. In terms of processor, last year’s model greets you back with the S5, which Apple says is twice the pace of the aging Series 3. The good news is that the 4G modem option has been retained, so Watch SE will be an ideal choice for the Family Setup mentioned above if you just need a wrist-mounted baby tube.
Now in either blue or red coloring also available Watch Series 6 starts at $ 399 net (HUF 160,000 gross), which is about $ 120 cheaper (HUF 110,000 gross) for the start of Watch SE. Despite the SE model, the Series 3 remains on the market with a price tag of $ 199 (gross HUF 78,000). A small but interesting addition is that, citing environmental friendliness, Apple no longer includes a network data expert with its smartwatches, only the charging cable in the box.
When will the new iPhones come?
generation iPad and the new watches can be purchased from Friday and the fresh iPad Airt sometime from October. While there’s still no official information, the latest Apple smartphones are certainly that big, too, so they’ll be unveiled next month, presumably along with some more news. The latest major version of Apple's operating systems will arrive tomorrow, topped by iOS 14.
Gellert is Technology Editor at Counting News Media and contributor at other major tech publications. Her interests includes testing new gadgets and reading.