Apple took the stage today to announce a range of new products at its Peek Performance event. The announcements ranged from almost all of its product categories and included a new iPhone, iPad and a Mac.
However that’s not it as the company also announced a brand new M1 Ultra chip, which now completes the M1 lineup of Apple Silicon. In addition to that Apple also announced the new Studio Display external monitor.
Here you will find an introduction to all the new products announced at the Peek Performance event today.
Apple has launched the third-generation of iPhone SE at the Peek Performance event. The new iPhone SE features the A15 Bionic chip in an enclosure that has been around for ages. iPhone SE 2022 features the same design as the previous generation complete with 4.7-inch Retina Display, which is now protected with the ‘toughest glass in a smartphone’ front and back. Apple says this is the same glass found on iPhone 13 Pro.
Other big change introduced in the new generation of iPhone SE is 5G capability for faster Internet speeds.
Apple has also given camera on iPhone SE an upgrade as it now features a 12-megapixel camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture, Smart HDR 4, Deep Fusion, Photographic Styles and Portrait Mode.
Apple is selling iPhone SE 2022 in three colors including midnight, starlight and (PRODUCT)RED.
iPhone SE is available at a starting price of $429. It will be available for order on March 11 and start shipping on March 18.
Apple has announced a new iPad Air, which will be replacing the iPad Air 4th generation. The new iPad Air 5th generation features the M1 Chip, the same chip that powers the iPad Pro lineup. This gives iPad Air an incredible boost in performance and brings it in line with Apple’s most expensive iPad Pro.
iPad Air now features a new 12-megapixel front camera that Apple introduced with iPad mini 6. Thanks to the new camera iPad Air now has Center Stage feature that will make video conferencing experience better.
iPad Air also gets 5G capabilities on cellular models for faster Internet speeds.
iPad Air comes in 5 different color options including space grey, starlight, purple, pink and a new shade of blue. It starts at $599 for the Wi-Fi model while the 5G model starts at $749. iPad Air comes in same 64GB and 128GB storage options.
Apple has announced the new Mac Studio desktop computer with M1 Max and M1 Ultra chip options. M1 Ultra is Apple’s most powerful chip, with which it has completed the M1 Chip family.
Mac Studio is made up of a single aluminium extrusion that is 7.7-inch wide and 3.7-inch high. It features double sided blowers for efficient cooling. Mac Studio features four Thunderbolt 4 ports for connectivity, a 10GB ethernet port, 2 USB-A ports, HDMI port and a pro audio jack for high impedance headphones.
Mac Studio has two of its four Thunderbolt 4 ports on the front along with a SD card slot for easier access. Users can connect up to 4 Pro Display XDRs with the Mac Studio and a 4K TV at the same time.
M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips provide amazing power to the Mac Studio. Here are some performance figures shared by Apple.
Mac Studio Powered by M1 Ultra chip
Up to 3.8x faster CPU performance than the fastest 27-inch iMac with 10-core processor.
Up to 90 percent faster CPU performance than Mac Pro with 16-core Xeon processor.
Up to 60 percent faster CPU performance than 28-core Mac Pro
Up to 4.5x faster graphics performance than the 27-inch iMac, and up to 80 percent faster than the fastest Mac graphics card available today.
Up to 12x faster than the 27-inch iMac, and up to 5.6x faster than 28-core Mac Pro when transcoding video.
Mac Studio desktop computer starts at $1,999 for the M1 Max model while the M1 Ultra equipped Mac Studio starts at $3,999. You can order them online right now. They will become available to customers in stores on March 18.
Studio Display is a new standalone external monitor for Macs from Apple. This new 27-inch 5K retina Display screen features a built-in 12-megapixel Center Stage Camera and high-fidelity audio speakers.
Studio display features an all screen design that comes in an all-aluminium enclosure. The monitor features a built-in stand that allows users to tilt the display up to 30 degrees. Apple has also included VESA mount adapter option.
The display has a 27-inch screen size and comes with 5K Retina Display. Apple says it has over 14.7 million pixels and 600 nits of brightness, P3 wide color and support for 1 billion colors.
Studio Display also supports True Tone technology, Nano-Texture glass, A13 Bionic chip that powers its 12MP Ultra Wide camera, studio-quality three microphone array and 6 speaker sound system.
Studio Display connects with the Mac with a USB-C port, It features 3 USB-C ports that are capable of delivering 10GB/s to high-speed peripherals, networking and storage devices that can be connected directly to the display.
Users can connect the display to their MacBook with a single cable. This cable will not only connect the display with the Mac but also connect any peripherals that are connected to the display, while also supplying 96W power to the notebook.
To complement the Studio Display Apple is also launching a new silver-and-black color option for the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Magic Mouse and Trackpad.
Apple is selling the Studio Display for $1,599. The nano-texture glass comes as a $300 option. The tilt and height adjustable stand is a $400 option and takes the price of the display to $1,999.
New Colors for iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro
Apple has today announced a brand new finish for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro devices. For iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max Apple has introduced a new alpine green finish.
For iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini Apple has launched the new green finish.
Users will be able to order iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro in the new finishes on March 11 and the orders will start shipping on March 18.