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Blog > September 2019 > The New iPad and Apple Watch Series 5 Explained
9/23/2019 11:21:28 AM | with 0 comments
Apple recently provided great refreshes in the form of the new iPad and the Apple Watch Series 5. Here’s everything you need to know about these two new product ranges.
Both the new Apple 10.2” iPad and Apple Watch Series 5 add great benefits to their respective product lines. We’ll be taking a look at what’s new for both. At the end, take a peek at how you could save up to 12% on both the new iPad and the Apple Watch Series 5.
We’ll start with the new 10.2 inch iPad, and then we’ll delve into the Apple Watch Series 5.


New 10.2" iPad Explained

10.2" iPad Explained
Available from September 30, the new 10.2 inch iPad is a brand new entry product for Apple’s famous iOS tablet lineup. Except this time, it’s not running iOS. This will be the first iPad to come with Apple’s new iPadOS straight out of the box. iPadOS brings a big number of benefits for those that look for more productivity from their tablet.
This means a desktop-like file browser, a Safari experience to match browsing on your Mac, and a number of more advanced editing apps. This includes better notes and better video and photo apps.
You also get a number of unique features designed for larger displays. This means better support for multiple apps at once, Slide Over, which is a new app management and multitasking tool, and a floating keyboard that has an adjustable size.
iPadOS is coming to most current and all future iPads, so what makes the new iPad 10.2 inch unique? Well, it all comes down to the huge offering at a very affordable price point. You get a larger 10.2 inch retina display and prices start at just £349. Cellular options start at £479, but you can save on these prices with Techscheme. Refer to our pricing table at the end. The new iPad also supports the Apple Pencil and the Apple Smart Keyboard, so you can use any extra savings on some great accessories.
On the inside, the iPad 10.2 is powered by an A10 Fusion chip and 2GB RAM. You can also choose from 32GB storage or 128GB. The main camera captures 8 megapixel images and has HDR 1080p recording. There's also a 1.2 megapixel selfie camera and a headphone jack. You may find you won't want to use that, though, because the new iPad 10.2 inch comes with high quality stereo speakers.
Ultimately, the iPad 10.2 is the best iPad we’ve seen yet at such an affordable price point.


Apple Watch Series 5 Full Overview

Apple Watch Series 5
The Apple Watch Series 5 was talked about a lot during Apple’s September keynote. It was made clear how powerful of an impact it can be in keeping people safe through health monitoring. Simple things like fall detection and heart rate monitoring can be life saving. All of the health features are still prominent in Apple Watch Series 5. You can now also keep an eye on the decibel levels of any surrounding noise so that if something is too loud, your Apple Watch can warn you.
the Apple Watch Series 5 is a bold refresh of the tried and tested product
Besides that, we have plenty of design changes to talk about. The biggest is the new display. It’s called the Low Temperature Polysilicon Oxide display, or LTPO for short. This is an always-on display, which means you can always see the watch face and the current time without wasting much battery. It’s a big improvement to see on any smart watch and truly give it that traditional watch feel.
There are also new straps and new cases to choose from. You can choose from a variety of metals, including aluminium, stainless steel, or even titanium. Alternatively you can go for a ceramic case design. The app store is now available on the Apple Watch Series 5, and you can take the watch with you without your iPhone if you have the cellular version.
To summarise, the Apple Watch Series 5 is a bold refresh of the tried and tested product. Many features have stayed the same, but the biggest change is right in front of you in the form of the display.


Summary and Pricing

Want to know how much the new iPad 10.2 inch and Apple Watch Series 5 cost? Or, maybe you’re interested to find out how much you can save when purchasing new Apple tech through Techscheme? Find out everything through the table below.
Model RRP Savings  Techscheme Price
iPad 10.2" 32GB WiFi £349 £41.88 £307.12
iPad 10.2" 128GB WiFi £449 £53.88 £395.12
iPad 10.2" 32GB WiFi + Cellular £479 £57.48 £421.52
iPad 10.2" 128GB WiFi + Cellular £579 £69.48 £509.52
Apple Watch Series 5 Aluminium case £399 £47.88 £351.12
Apple Watch Series 5 Stainless steel case £699 £83.88 £615.12
Apple Watch Series 5 Titanium case £799 £95.88 £703.12
Apple Watch Series 5 Ceramic case £1299 £155.88 £1143.12
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