It’s been nearly five months since Apple last held an event, so this week’s “Peek Performance” event was a breath of fresh air that not only delivered some long-awaited updates in the form of the new iPhone SE and iPad Air models, but also an all-new pairing For Mac Studio and Studio Display.
There are plenty of introductions to products coming from Apple throughout 2022, but read on below for our summary of this first round of updates!
Everything was announced at Apple’s event in just over seven minutes
Apple held its “Peek Performance” event this week and introduced several new products, including the Mac Studio desktop computer powered by Apple’s latest M1 Ultra chip, the 27-inch Studio Display, the third-generation iPhone SE, and the third-generation iPad V air.
Apple also released new color options for iPhone cases and Apple Watch straps, made black and silver Magic accessories available for purchase separately, discontinued the 27-inch iMac, and more.
We’ve put together a video that summarizes everything Apple announced at its event in just over seven minutes.
Apple announces powerful “Mac Studio” with M1 Ultra Chip
At the event, Apple announced a new high-end M1 Ultra chip with a 20-core CPU, up to 64-core GPU, and a 32-core Neural Engine. The M1 Ultra chip is two interconnected M1 Max chips.
The first Mac to use the M1 Ultra is the new Mac Studio desktop computer, which looks like a longer version of the Mac mini. The computer can be configured with up to 8TB SSD storage and up to 128GB of unified memory and has a wide range of ports on the back and front sides.
Mac Studio starts at $1,999 when configured with the M1 Max chip and $3,999 with the M1 Ultra chip.
Apple unveils 27-inch 5K studio monitor for $1,599
After nearly six years of discontinuing Thunderbolt Display, Apple is finally re-entering the external monitor market at the consumer level.
The new 27-inch studio monitor features a slim all-aluminum housing with integrated stand, 5K resolution, up to 600 nits of brightness, an A13 Bionic chip that powers advanced camera and audio features, a 12MP ultra-wide camera with Center Stage, and more.
Studio Display starts at $1,599, with a height-adjustable stand and micro-glass upgrade options available.
Apple announced a new iPhone SE with A15 Bionic and 5G connectivity
After months of rumors, the third generation iPhone SE has finally been announced. As expected, the main new features include the A15 Bionic chip and 5G support, as well as an increase in 4GB of RAM.
Pricing for the new iPhone SE starts at $429, up from $399 for the 2020 model, and the device is available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage. Keep in mind that the new iPhone SE does not support the faster mmWave 5G bands.
Apple unveils new iPad Air with M1 chip, optional 5G and faster USB-C port
The fifth generation iPad Air is now official, with key new features including the same M1 chip in the iPad Pro, 5G support for cellular models, and an upgraded 12MP ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage, up to 2x USB-C port compared to the previous generation. From iPad Air and more.
The iPad Air continues to start at $599, and there’s a new purple color option to choose from.
Apple unveils iPhone 13 in green and iPhone 13 Pro in Alpine Green
For the second year in a row, Apple introduced a new color for the iPhone at its spring event.
This year, there are already two new colors, with a green finish now available for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini and an Alpine green finish added for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
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