Apple’s first product event of this year just wrapped up yesterday, March 08. It ended up with the announcement of a new affordable iPhone, an update to the iPad Air, and its latest, most powerful M1 Ultra chop which will make its debut in the new Mac Studio computer. Today we will look in a nutshell at the Apple event and its highlight.
iPhone SE 2022 version announced at $429
Apple just announced a new budget iPhone SE at the event held yesterday. Two years before, Apple has introduced the iPhone SE model 20202, now this model is the successor of the same iPhone model in a better deal with 5G upgrade and packed its own latest processor A15. On a remarkable note, Apple A15 Bionic is its own processor and the company claims the A15 processor in the iPhones is 50% faster than the competition.
Talking about the very new iPhone SE model 2022, it looks like the previous iPhone SE with a 4.7-inch rectangular display and a TouchID fingerprint sensor. It comes with a 12MP rear camera.
The company has set the cost for the new iPhone SE at $429. Comparing the price point with the previous iPhone SE, it is quite a much as apple packed its previous SE at just $399. But the company has said this model is a budget iPhone and it is quite good with its own and very fast A15 processor within. The new iPhone SE will be available in retail from March 18.
New iPad Air with M1 chip, starting at $599
Another surprise in the event yesterday was its new iPad air with the M1 chip. iPad Air is the new version of the iPad, placed in the mid-range category. The new iPad has packed the Apple’s M1 processor, the same processor used in MacBook Air models and pricier iPad pro. The M1 runs on Apple’s macOS and iPadOS operating systems. The company claimed that Apple’s M1 chip has the world’s fastest CPU core “in low power silicon” and the world’s best CPU performance per watt.
Being focused on the device, this device has got a Liquid Retina IPS LCD display with 1640 x 2360 pixels resolution and protection from Scratch-resistant glass and oleophobic coating. It comes with a 12MP wide single camera on the back and a 12MP ultrawide camera for selfies and video calls. It has also managed optional storage space and cellular upgrades.
On the price point, you will get to see the new iPad Air for $599 from March 18 in the market.
Studio Display & Mac Studio with M1 Ultra chip
Along with iPhone SE and iPad Air, Apple also announced a new desktop computer Mac Studio and Studio Display at the same event. It’s a cube-shaped aluminium box with USB-C ports and an SD card slot on the front.
Apple also announced a separate 27-inch display called Studio Display at the same time. This studio display brings a 5K Retina 27-inch screen, built-in camera and speakers along with a height-adjustable stand option.
The computer comes with a high-performance M1 Ultra processor, which is a very new processor and Apple says it has more power than its existing M1 chips. The irony part is Apple’s M1 Ultra chip was also unveiled in the same event along with other products. The latest chip uses dedicated circuitry on last year’s M1 Max. this chip uses an advanced technology called as UltraFusion to connect the two processors at the same time.
Mentioning its cost, the model with an M1 Ultra starts at $3999. The Studio Display starts at $1599.
Green color option in iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro
Apple has given the signal for its green colour option. In the same event, Apple says that is adding two new colours: Green and Alpine Green for its iPhone.
After viewing yesterday’s Apple event closely, the product that excited me is its latest M1Ultra Chip. Moreover, talking about other products the design of the iPhone SE remained the same as the previous model but the chip is quite good to hear. In the iPad Air, the front camera upgrade and 5g support are appreciable.