The Spring Loaded Event was indeed true to its name. On April 20, Apple showed off a bunch of new products, including AirTags, new iPad Pros, and the much-anticipated M1-powered iMacs.
The spring event was one of the most exciting Apple keynotes in a while, as the company announced a whole range of new products, some of them long-awaited, like the new iMac.
Here's everything you need to know about the new products and updates that were announced at Apple's latest event.
New iPad Pros with M1 Chip Processors
Apple unveiled its newest iPads, all equipped with the same M1 chip processors that you cannot find in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, or the new iMac that was launched at the same event.
The new iPad Pro has a new 12-megapixel camera that can track users automatically during video calls, and the 12.9-inch model has a display that uses a new Liquid Retina XDR display.
The new iPad Pro will be available with up to 2 TB of storage, and users will also be able to choose from varying amounts of RAM for the first time. Another change is related to newly added support for USB 4 and Thunderbolt.
The 11-inch iPad Pro will begin at $799, while the 12.9-inch iPad will begin at $1,099
Completely Redesigned iMac
The long-awaited redesign of the iMac happened this year, and Apple debuted the new computer in seven colors. The new iMac has the M1 chip, a 24-inch thin screen, and a 1080p FaceTime camera. The new wireless keyboard has been redesigned to include Touch ID, which was not available on the iMac before. This makes it easy to log in.
The new iMac is an ultra-thin desktop computer with an improved webcam and speakers. The design is radically different from the latest iteration of the iMac, and for the first time, it comes in a range of fun colors. The M1 chip has replaced the Intel chips that came before it. Apple says that the new processors will make iMacs much faster and more efficient.
The new iMac will be available starting at $1299, and you can also get models with better specifications for $1499.
AirTag Item Trackers
The long-expected AirTag item trackers were finally unveiled during the spring event. Attach the trackers to any object that you are prone to misplacing and then track it in the Find My app. You can easily customize your AirTags with your favorite emojis, so you can easily keep track of them if you have more than one. You will be able to purchase AirTags in one and four packs for $29 and $99, respectively.
Apple TV 4K Gets an Upgrade
At the spring-loaded event, Apple revealed a brand-new Apple TV 4K, which comes equipped with the A12 Bionic chip that was found on the iPhone XS. The Apple TV can now play high frame rate videos and HDR, and its price will start at $179 for the 32 GB version.
Apple TV fans would also be pleased to know that Apple also redesigned the Apple TV remote, which is now made of aluminum and features a click pad at the top. A Siri button on the side makes the Apple TV even easier to control.
A New Color for iPhone 12
If you've always wanted an iPhone in a very cool color, you'll be happy to see the portable version of the iPhone 12. The phone has a soft pastel color that isn't too bright or vivid but surely stands out from the crowd.
Apple also announced podcast subscriptions and Apps Card Family, which allows users to share their Apple Card with their spouses, at the spring-loaded event.
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