Apple said to unveil Apple Watch Series 6 with blood oxygen monitoring and redesigned iPad Air at ‘Time Flies’ event

Last week, Apple announced its “Time Flies” event for Tuesday, September 15. While initial expectations focused on new iPhones, it’s now believed the event will be all about the Apple Watch and iPad.

To that end, Bloomberg has a new report out this morning detailing what we will see tomorrow. In most cases, it’s reiterating rumors we’ve heard in the past. Not that that’s a bad thing. Because according to Mark Gurman, who has a solid track record with this sort of thing, both the Apple Watch and iPad Air are getting welcomed changes.

Gurman says that Apple will indeed unveil the Apple Watch Series 6 and a new iPad Air on September 15. He also reiterates that we should not expect to see any iPhones at this event. Apple has already confirmed a delay to the next smartphone lineup, and the unveiling is now expected in October.

As far as what’s new, Gurman says the Apple Watch Series 6 will bring blood oxygen (spO2) monitoring to the smartwatch lineup. The devices will still come in two sizes: 40mm and 44mm. The overall design of the Series 6 is believed to be like the Series 5, so we shouldn’t see any major changes there.

Meanwhile, Gurman also confirms Apple is going to announce a more affordable Apple Watch at the event as well. Recent rumors suggested that device will boast a Series 4 design.

Next up, the new iPad Air. Gurman says that the new tablet will feature an all-display design, similar to the iPad Pro. So the bezels will be minimized all around the display, and there won’t be a physical Home button anymore. That would line up with earlier rumors suggesting the new iPad Air will feature Touch ID in the Power button on the side. However, the new tablet will help keep costs down by not featuring the latest A-series processor or ProMotion display.

That’s not all, though. Gurman says Apple will unveil the first Macs with Apple Silicon under the hood in November. A smaller HomePod is still also in the works, and both the AirPods Studio and AirTags tracking devices are expected to arrive before the end of 2020.

So, quite a lot to look forward to at this upcoming September event. And if these rumors pan out, then we have announcements in October and November to look forward to as well.

Are you planning on upgrading to the Apple Watch Series 6?