As Apple dropped their first product event for the year, we have a lot to talk about. This year, the Apple event was themed on ‘Peek Performance,’ as compared to last year’s ‘Spring Loaded.’
Apple has shifted its focus towards yet another affordable iPhone, updated iPad Air, the debut of the new Mac Studio backed by the most powerful M1 chip ever, and more. So, in this article, we are going to highlight some of the most prominent announcements from Apple.
Everything New in Apple Peek Performance Event
1. iPhone SE
Starting with the elephant in the room, although its small form-factor speaks otherwise. Apple is refreshing the 2020 iPhone SE with A15 Bionic, the same chipset that powers the iPhone 13 series. Although it retains all the physical features of its predecessor including the touch ID and home button. Although you can expect a better battery life and improved camera system, thanks to the upgraded chipset. The starting price of the iPhone SE is set at $429.
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2. Mac Studio with M1 Ultra Processor
Although the new Mac Studio feels like two Mac Minis stacked on top of each other. Its performance is on par with that of Mac Pro. All thanks go to the M1 Ultra. The Ultra is basically two M1 Max chips interconnected from die-to-die. This, in turn, doubles up both the processor and GPU cores. Although it still consumes less power. Apple is going to launch the Mac Studio at a starting price of $1,999, all the way up to $3,999.
3. iPad Air
Apple was planning to update its iPad Air lineup since 2020. This time around, Apple is bringing the M1 chip, along with 5G connectivity and a 12MP ultrawide front camera. Although it is going to share the same design language as the 4th gen iPad Air. The starting price for the iPad Air is set at $599.
4. Apple Studio Display
The 27-inch, 5K Retina display is sharing the same form factor as the 24-inch iMac. Powered by A13 Bionic Chip, it handles the processes similar to an entry-level iPad. Some of the most prominent features include Center Stage via the 12MP camera, six speakers, and multiple mics. For stand or antireflective Nano surface, it is going to cost extra. The base price for Apple Studio Display is set at $1599.
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The Bottom Line
So that was our curated guide on some of the most interesting announcements made by Apple for their ‘Peak Performance’ event. Some other highlights include the addition of two new colors, ‘green’ for iPhone 13 and ‘alpine green’ for iPhone 13 Pro.
Furthermore, Apple also announced their deal with MLB (Major League Baseball) that will air games. The iOS 15.4 is also going to be a major update over its long-awaited revision on the Face ID. So, let us know in the comment section below, which announcement was the most exciting for you?