It had 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 provided updates long-awaited in the form of new iPhone SE and iPad Air models, but also an all-new Mac Studio and Studio Display pairing.
There are plenty more product introductions coming from Apple throughout 2022, but read below for our roundup of this first round of updates!
Everything announced at Apple’s event in just over seven minutes
Apple held its “Peek Performance” event this week and showed off several new products, including the Mac Studio desktop computer powered by Apple’s latest M1 Ultra chip, a 27-inch Studio Display, a third-generation iPhone SE and a fifth-generation iPad. Air.
Apple also released new color options for iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands, made black and silver Magic accessories available for purchase separately, discontinued the 27-inch iMac, and more.
We’ve put together a video that recaps everything Apple announced at its event in just over seven minutes.
Apple announces a powerful “Mac Studio” with the M1 Ultra chip
At its event, Apple announced a new high-end M1 Ultra chip with a 20-core CPU, up to a 64-core GPU, and a 32-core neural engine. The M1 Ultra chip is basically two interconnected M1 Max chips.
The first Mac to use the M1 Ultra is the new Mac Studio desktop, which looks like a larger version of the Mac mini. The computer can be configured with up to 8TB of SSD storage and up to 128GB of unified memory and has a wide range of ports on the back and front.
Mac Studio pricing 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 display” priced at $1,599
Nearly six years after the Thunderbolt display was discontinued, Apple has finally re-entered the consumer external display market.
The new 27-inch Studio Display features a slim all-aluminum body with a built-in stand, 5K resolution, up to 600 nits of brightness, an A13 Bionic chip that powers advanced camera and display features. audio, a 12-megapixel Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage, and more.
Studio Display pricing starts at $1,599, with a height-adjustable stand and nano-textured glass upgrade options available.
Apple announces new iPhone SE with A15 Bionic and 5G connectivity
After months of rumors, the third generation iPhone SE has finally been announced. As expected, key new features include the A15 Bionic chip and 5G support, as well as a 4GB increase in RAM.
The new iPhone SE starts at $429, up from $399 for the 2020 model, and the device is available with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of storage. Keep in mind that the new iPhone SE does not support the fastest 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, an improved 12-megapixel Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage, up to 2x faster USB-Port C compared to the previous generation iPad Air, and more.
Pricing for the iPad Air continues to start at $599, and there’s a new purple color option to choose from.
Apple unveils new iPhone 13 “Green” and iPhone 13 Pro “Alpine Green” colors
For the second year in a row, Apple introduced a new iPhone color at its spring event.
This year there are actually 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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