Apple unveils its iPad range, including Air and 8th Generation

Apple has unveiled its iPad Air and alongside a new Apple Watch, the Series 6, and the iPad 8th Generation at its virtual 'Time Flies' event. 

Apple CEO Tim Cook also announced at the end of talk that iOS 14 will be launching tomorrow. 

The all new iPad Air has thin bezels, a 12MP rear camera, a 10.9" liquid retina display (2360 x 1640) and a brand new chip, called the A14 Bionic.  

The screen comes fully laminated with True Tone support and anti-reflective coating. 

As a result of this jam-packed display, the TouchID sensor has merged with the power button and moved to the top of the device. 

The brand new iPad Air will be available next month and is set to retail for $599 in the US. 

In line with expectations, Apple did not mention a new iPhone, which is expected to be announced in October due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Apple announced its new range of iPad Air tablets, in five different colours, including rose gold (middle)

Apple announced its new range of iPad Air tablets, in five different colours, including rose gold (middle)

The firm's annual showcase was thrown into disarray following the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

The firm's annual showcase was thrown into disarray following the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Apple also unveiled the 8th Generation iPad which comes with the A12 bionic chip. 

The tech giant claims the 8th Generation iPad is 40 per cent faster than its predecessor and twice as fast as the top selling Windows tablet. 

iPad 8th Generation will start at $299 for education users and is available to order today, with availability on Friday. 

Apple previously updated its iPad Pro, and is now bringing higher specifications to the rest of its range of tablets.

Alongside the new hardware, Apple is also rolling out iOS 14 for the tablet which uses the device's computing power and pencil capability to detect handwritten text.  

As well as the tablet upgrades, Apple announced a range of new Apple Watches.  

Series 6 Watch ($399) Apple Watch SE ($279) are available to order today with availability on Friday.  

The firm's annual showcase was thrown into disarray following the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Instead of its usual in-person extravaganza, tech fanatics were invited to attend a virtual event streamed from Apple Park in Cupertino, California from 10am Pacific time (18:00 BST) today. 

Shortly after launching, the stream had more than one million concurrent viewers.  

This is the time of year Apple usually confirms new iPhones - it was September 12 last year - but the firm said new iPhones won't be available until next month, fuelling speculation that it could hold a separate standalone event in

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