Apple announced a host of new services and hardware for the duration of its first event of 2021, along with a redesigned iMac and long-rumored lost-item trackers, AirTags
M1 iPad Pro: Apple’s 2021 high-end iPad Pro has 5G capability in some models and runs on Apple’s computer-grade M1 chip, which the company claims makes the device 50% faster than the previous iteration. (It’ll go on sale in May, starting at $799 for an 11-inch model).
M1 iMacs: Apple launched its first major redesign of the iMac in 2014 on Tuesday, announcing a slate of new colors for the all-in-one desktop, and a thinner, quieter design because the chip uses less power than its predecessor.
AirTags: Apple announced small-item trackers called AirTags, which can be attached to keys, luggage, or other items and later located via the Find My app if they are lost. (AirTags go on sale April 30, costing $29 for a single tracker or $99 for a four-pack.)
Podcast subscriptions: Apple is redesigning its podcast app and launching a podcast subscription service,which will allow individual hosts to offer extra content to paying subscribers, in a bid to take on Spotify’s growing podcasting empire.
Apple Card changes: Spouses and family members will now be able to merge credit lines on the Apple Card, a change that comes after users, including Apple founder Steve Wozniak, said their spouses were given lower credit limits in some cases when it was first launched in 2019, which disproportionately affected women.
Apple Reveals Colorful New Ultra-Thin iMac
A brand new iMac used to be revealed in the course of the present-day Apple event. The color, ultra-thin new desktop unit will feature ultra-thin dimensions, increased CPU speed, and most necessary of all: colors.
iMac Spring 2021
Built from the ground up around Apple’s M1 chip, the new desktop will be 50 percent smaller in volume than preceding iterations thanks to a consolidated chipset. It will additionally encompass a 24-inch Retina display that outputs at 4.5k and will feature 11.3 million pixels, as nicely as a CPU that is 85 percent faster than preceding versions, permitting the system to “almost instantly.”
Big improvements have additionally been made to the camera, mic, and speaker system. The 1080p Facetime HD camera will feature “double the resolution of preceding versions.” Apple says it will function exceptionally nicely in low light, with intelligent publicity and white balance. Meanwhile, an expanded mic will pass by background noise and focus on voices, and a six-speaker system will help spatial audio with Dolby Atmos. Finally, it will feature a cooling system that runs below 10 decibels.
Apple Spring Loaded Event
The new iMac used to be introduced alongside updated versions of Apple TV and the iPad Pro. The M1 chip will function heavily in each the iMac and the iPad.
The new iMac will be reachable in 4 colors for $1299, or in three extra colors with extra features at $1499. It will be reachable to order on April 30 and will launch in the second half of May.
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