Yesterday was a big day for Apple. Work nights? Did you happen to miss it? Well, if so, read along as we dive into the Apple Spring Loaded Event Recap.
Apple unveiled updates for the iPad Pro, iMac, its AirTag item trackers, and much more. The company held its first event this year with a tagline of “Spring Loaded” that was sure to impress any Apple fanatics in attendance.
Apple kicked things off with an update on its Services products. First, for Apple Card, the company announced a new “Apple Card Family” feature that lets users share their credit with family members. This means spouses can have joint access to one card, or parents could use it as a tool to teach their kids about how spending wisely builds good habits they’ll carry throughout life!
One of Apple’s announcements is not a new product but rather an update to their iOS app. Beginning in May, users will be able to support podcasters directly through subscriptions they make within Podcasts! The future for podcasts just got brighter, and it looks like we are going on this journey with them.
Apple’s latest announcement may have been about their podcast subscription service available starting next month.
Apple is looking to up its game and offers its customers a wider range of colors. From the traditional black, white, blue, green (PRODUCT)RED, Apple has been adding more great color options for consumers, with purple being added as an option in the iPhone 12 lineup!
Apple announced that the new purple iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 would be available for pre-order on Friday, April 23. The first orders start shipping a week later, on April 30.
Apple AirTag | Apple Spring Loaded Event Recap
Following the purple iPhone announcement, Apple shifted its focus to the Find My application and finally introduced their AirTag item tracker. The AirTags can be attached to any item for you to track it using your phone’s app. For example, you could secure them with a few clips on your backpack or keys so that when they go missing from home or work–and knowing where something has never been easier than now!
AirTag is your one-stop-shop for all of life’s little necessities. The small, lightweight device features a precision-etched polished stainless steel design and IP67 water resistance to keep you on the go without any worries! It comes with built-in speakers that will play sounds to help locate it while also coming equipped with an easily removable cover – so if anything goes wrong, swap out the battery instead of purchasing new AirTags altogether.
And when traveling internationally, there needn’t be any concern about losing valuable items like keys or luggage because AirTag has got this covered too: bring close enough proximity between them, and they’ll connect automatically using wireless technology! You can even give each item its name, such as “Keys” or “Jacket.
Apple TV | Apple Spring Loaded Event Recap
Apple next revealed a new Apple TV 4K with incredible power and support for higher refresh rate content. Perhaps even more notably, Apple introduces a new version of their Siri Remote that features an all-new silver design complete with a click wheel at the top alongside a power button on each side. The back buttons replace old menu buttons to give users greater control over navigating through menus without going into settings first.
Apple has unveiled their new Apple TV with a faster processor, more memory, and storage capacity. You will be able to order the device from April 30 onward, and it is priced at $179 for its 32GB option or $199 if you want 64Gb of space which should keep your favorite movies stored in no time! The Siri Remote also comes separately for $59.
New 24-inch iMac M1 | Apple Spring Loaded Event Recap
Apple introduced its first redesign of the iMac in over a decade. The new iMac is wholly reinvented with a thinner and more compact design that’s remarkable from every angle. With Apple’s system-on-chip architecture, excellent power efficiency of M1, the logic board has been dramatically consolidated into less space than ever before, making for a slim side profile compared to its predecessor while also reducing volume by 50%.
iMac is an iconic product that has always been about its best-in-class display. That’s why the new iMac features a 24″ 4.5K Retina Display with narrower borders, 11 million pixels, and True Tone technology for greater comfort, readability, and natural viewing experience—plus 500 nits of brightness to bring out vivid colors in images!
To make the new iMac a complete package, Apple has created an accompanying accessory that is color-matched and will allow you to be more productive on your Mac. The Magic Keyboard with Touch ID features many of the same technology as other Apple products, such as unlocking your Mac or paying for items via apple pay.
There are three 24-inch iMac models, broken into two tiers.
- $1,299 – 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU, 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports, a Magic Keyboard without Touch ID, and a Magic Mouse. Available in: Green, blue, pink, and silver.
- $1,499 – 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, 8GB of unified memory, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports, two USB 3 ports, a Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, a Magic Mouse, and Ethernet connectivity Available in Green, orange, yellow, pink, purple, blue, and silver
The new iMac will be open for pre-order on April 30, and the first orders of iMacs will begin shipping in the second half of May.
iPad Pro M1 | Apple Spring Loaded Event Recap
Next, Apple has unveiled the new iPad Pro M1 that is their most potent and advanced yet. The addition of the Apple-designed M1 chip will provide users with unmatched performance, allowing them to do more than ever before on an iPad, thanks to its impressive speed.
The 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display offers an extreme dynamic range for those looking for the best visual experience possible when it comes to HDR workflows.
Apple’s newest iPad Pro has a beautiful new display with rich colors and stunning HDR. The device also features an upgraded camera system for photography, augmented reality use cases, FaceTime calls that automatically pan around to keep the person in the frame as they move around the room during video chat sessions.
The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799
- 11-inch iPad Pro with cellular and 2TB storage: $2,099
12.9-inch model starts at $1,099
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro with cellular and 2TB storage: $2,399
The new iPad Pros will be open for pre-order on April 30, and the first orders will begin shipping in the second half of May.
Apple’s newest iMac is here with a new M1 chip, Touch ID-enabled keyboard, and mouse. The 24-inch machine starts at $1299 as of April 30th but will not ship until May 31st due to the limited availability of product on hand.
The iMacs come in green, pink, purple, blue, and silver. The yellow and orange color options are limited to the 8-core CPU models.
The 24-inch iMac with 7-core GPU begins at $1,299, with 8GB of unified memory, 8-core CPU, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Mouse.
The 24-inch iMac with 8-core GPU starts at $1,499 with 8GB of unified memory, 8-core CPU, 256GB SSD, two Thunderbolt ports, Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Magic Mouse, and Ethernet.
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