Apple adds to festive cheer, sets up online store; Tim Cook ‘can’t wait’ to connect with Indians

Customers in India can also avail signature gift wrap and personalized engraving for select products.

Apple to launch online store in India on September 23; All you need to know
NEW DELHI: In a move that will come as a present surprise for all Indians who are fond of Apple products, the Cupertino-based tech giant is all set to launch its online store in India.

Come September 23, Apple will launch its much-awaited online store with Apple's full range of products and provide support directly to the customers across the country. Apple Inc. CEO, Tim Cook, took to Twitter on Friday to announce the news which left Indian Apple enthusiasts elated. In his tweet, Cook emphasised on the importance of staying in touch with those we love and the world around them.

"We can’t wait to connect with our customers and expand support in India with the Apple Store online on September 23!" wrote Cook in his tweet.



In a blog post, Apple said that the online store will provide the same premium experience to the customers in India and will be delivered by online team members who are ready to offer their expertise.

“We’re proud to be expanding in India and want to do all we can to support our customers and their communities,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People. “We know our users are relying on technology to stay connected, engage in learning, and tap into their creativity, and by bringing the Apple Store online to India, we are offering our customers the very best of Apple at this important time.”

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The California-based tech giant is adding to the festive cheer by bringing its online store to India. What's more? Apple customers can get guidance, receive advice and learn about new Apple products in both English and Hindi.

In October, as the festive season arrives, customers can also avail signature gift wrap and personalized engraving for select products.

Engraving of emoji or text in English, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu will be available for AirPods, and English engraving will be available for iPad and Apple Pencil.

For the health and well-being of Apple’s teams, customers, and communities, all orders from the Apple Store online will ship with contactless delivery.

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Apple has been operating in India for more than 20 years, and the company’s ongoing investment and innovation support almost 900,000 jobs across the country.

Stay Fit! Apple Watch Series 6 Wins Over Health Freaks With Oxygen Monitor, ECG & Fitness Tracker
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At its much-awaited September event, Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6, sequel to Watch Series 5, which keeps a track of all your fitness parameters at one place. It comes with various features such as ECG, fitness tracker and can also monitor the blood oxygen levels of the users.

What’s more? Given the Covid outbreak, the company has also partnered with various health organisations to see how blood oxygen level and heart rate can help users stay healthy.

The ability of the Apple Watch to monitor blood oxygen seeks to beat a similar feature already available on watches from rival Fitbit Inc, which Alphabet Inc's Google is buying for $2.1 billion.

With all the health metrics available at one place, here’s why Apple Watch Series 6 can give a tough competition to Fitbit and emerge as the go-to gadget for all fitness enthusiasts.

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Going trekking comes with its own set of challenges, especially because the oxygen levels tend to nosedive as the altitude increases. However, with the new Apple Watch Series 6, you can monitor your real time oxygen level as the height increases.

What’s more? The watch will also show the changes in the elevation in real time along with the variations in the oxygen level. With Apple Watch Series 6, you can keep a constant check on your blood oxygen levels as you travel to higher altitudes.

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Apple, at its event, also launched a virtual fitness service called Fitness+. With Fitness+, Apple Watch Series 6 will give you personalised fitness and health tips, suggest workouts from fitness trainers and offer programmes designed for beginners and experienced health enthusiasts.

The Apple watch also offers flexibility to workout from anywhere and keeps the users motivated. Using a custom recommendation engine, Fitness+ considers previously completed workouts and intelligently suggests new options that match the workouts users select most often, or something fresh to balance their current routine.

When a workout is selected and started on iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, the correct workout type will automatically start on Apple Watch. During the session, the metrics from Apple Watch are shown on the screen.

Each week, the team of Fitness+ trainers will deliver fresh workouts from the studio across a range of lengths, disciplines, and music genres so there are always new workouts to explore.

Sounds like bang for the buck!

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The Apple Watch Series 6 comes with a new feature that is much-needed given the times we are living in. The watch can automatically detect when the users are washing their hands.

As soon as the washing detective recognises the motion and sound, it recommends the user to continue washing their hands for at least 20 seconds.

A life-saving feature? You bet!

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Apple Watch Series 6 will cost customers Rs 40,900 for the GPS model and Rs 49,900 for the GPS + Cellular model in India. If you wish to add a dash of luxe to your Diwali gifts this year, you can go for Apple Watch Series 6.

If you are wary of shelling out Rs 40,000, fret not! The good folks at Apple have also launched a lower-cost watch, being called the Apple Watch SE, being touted by the company as the perfect watch for new customers.

The Apple Watch SE (GPS) starts at Rs 29,900 and Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) starts at Rs 33,900. It will be available soon through Apple Authorised Resellers.

Sounds like the perfect Diwali gift, doesn’t it?

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