This year’s ‘Spring Loaded’ event was full of exciting announcements for Apple fans. Apple unveiled the latest generation of iPad Pros and redesigned iMacs. Both of them would be running on the in-house M1 chips made from Apple silicon.
Apple also announced the launch of the long rumoured AirTags along with a new Apple TV and a bunch of other things.
Here are all of the announcements that Apple made in their Spring Event:
Apple’s Latest Generation of iPads Pros will run on Apple’s M1 chips
During the ‘Spring Loaded’ event, Apple announced that its latest iPad Pros will be equipped with Apple M1 chips that we’ve previously seen in last year’s MacBook Air, 13″ MacBook Pro and the Mac mini. The 12.9 inch ‘Liquid Retina XDR’ display boasts an impressive 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The new display uses 10,000 mini LEDs and has a 1000 nits maximum brightness along with a 1600 nits peak brightness.
The new iPad Pros also come with:
- Support for 5G connectivity
- USB-4 and Thunderbolt Support
- 2x faster storage access and a 2TB configuration
- 12-megapixel ultra wide camera
- Xbox Series X and PS5 gaming controllers support
The iPad Pros will be available in the second half of May, but you can order them on April 30th. The 11-inch model starts at $799, and the 12.9-inch model starts at $1,099.
Apple Launched Redesigned iMacs
Apple’s new iMac lineup features a completely new design and comes in seven different colours. They will also be running on the M1 chip like the latest iPad Pros. The screen is a 24-inch, 4.5k Retina display. The new iMacs are just 11.5 mm thin and have a large chin that houses most of the internals along with a set of speakers.
The new iMacs come with:
- 1080p FaceTime Camera
- Wireless keyboard with Touch ID for authentication.
- Studio-quality Mics
- Six speaker sound system that support spacial audio
- Magnetic power connector.
You can buy the base model iMac ( that comes in four colors) starting at $1,299 and higher end iMac(that comes in seven colours) starting at $1,499. You can order them starting on April 30th, and they will available in the second half of May.
Apple Unveils AirTag Item Trackers
Apple finally confirms the release of the long-rumored AirTag item trackers. You can use them with the Find My app to track all your items. The AirTags are also customisable with emojis. A single AirTag will set you back $29, but you can get a pack four for the price of $99.
An Updated Apple TV 4K Starting at $179
The updated Apple TV 4K will now be using the A12 Bionic Chip that is found in the iPhone XS, XS Max and the iPhone XR. The new Apple TV starts at $179 for the 32GB version and $199 for the 64 GB version. It can now play HDR and highframe rate videos. Users can also calibrate their Apple TVs by using their iPhone’s light sensor.
Other Minor Announcements Of The ‘Spring Loaded’ Event:
- iPhone 12 and iPhone Mini will now be available in Purple colour.
- Redesigned Apple TV remote has a Siri button on the side.
- Podcasting Subscriptions and redesigned Apple Podcasts App.