Apple’s first event of the year, titled peek performanceis over, and with it have come several new devices, including the iPhone SE 2, iPad Air 5, and the new Mac Studio and Studio Display.
In case you missed this year’s spring event or want a quick recap to remind you of everything that’s been announced, here’s a chronological list of everything Apple released today.
In case you might be interested, we also have a prediction article in which we talk about Apple’s plans for this 2022.
iPhone 13, available in new colors
Apple has started with the announcement of two new colors for the iPhone 13 series. If you have been waiting for a green model for a while, we have good news for you.
The standard iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are now available in Green, while the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available for purchase in Alpine Green.
You can reserve the models in the new colors from March 11, while their official sale will be on March 18.
iPhone SE 3
It’s good that there are new colors, but the arrival of a new iPhone is even more interesting. In this case, it comes in the form of the long-awaited iPhone SE 3 (although Apple simply calls it SE, instead of adding the number to it to make it much easier to understand…).
Although the design remains the same (with the classic Home button with Touch ID and an IP67 certification), there are news of hardware notable, starting with the A15 Bionic chip, which is the same one found in the iPhones 13.
It has also now become compatible with 5G, in addition to having a 12 MP front camera with support for HDR 4 Smart and Deep Fusion. Of course, it comes with iOS 15 installed, and Apple has promised years of updates.
Its price starts at €529 / MXN$11,499 (€40 / MXN$500 more than the 2020 iPhone SE). Again, in Spain, you can reserve it from March 11, but its official launch will not be until a week later, on March 18.
iPad Air 5
iPad fans are in for a treat with the arrival of the new 2022 iPad Air (also known as iPad Air 5). The new one tablets It has arrived with the M1 chip, which includes an 8-core CPU that is 60% faster than the A14.
Apple also claims that the tablets it’s twice as fast as the best-selling Windows laptop in the same price category.
The screen offers True Tone technology and a brightness of 500 nits, while the front camera is now composed of a 12 MP ultra wide angle compatible with Center Framing, Apple’s technology that can pan and zoom to keep you in the frame or include other people.
The new iPad Air is available in five colors: space gray, pink, purple, star white, and a new blue.
As for the price, the new iPad Air can be purchased from €679 / MXN$15,499 (64 GB). The reservation period and the launch date coincides with the iPhone SE, that is, you can reserve it on March 11 and buy it on March 18.
As for all-new products, the M2 chip was rumored to launch today, but Apple had other plans.
In its place we have the M1 Ultra, which is now the high-end M1 SoC. Instead of being a new chip, Apple has literally joined two M1 Max chips together with a tethering feature that has been kept secret until now.
In a nutshell, it’s an incredibly powerful chip with impressive stats like 2.5TB/s of inter-processor bandwidth, 800GB/s of memory bandwidth, a 64-core GPU, and up to 128GB of memory. unified memory.
This 5nm chip has no less than 114 billion transistors in an UltraFusion architecture.
You’ll probably be happy to hear that the M1 Ultra is available in the new Mac Studio, which is essentially a Mac mini, but bigger and more powerful.
It mostly resembles the mini in design, because when it comes to performance, with the M1 Ultra, Apple says it’s 80% faster than the Mac Pro. It can handle up to 18 streams of 8K Pro Res video, which is something no other computer can do.
You can also buy it with the M1 Max chip if you don’t need that much performance. In any case, it has four Thunderbolt 4 ports on the back along with a 10Gb Ethernet port, two USB-A ports, HDMI, and a professional audio jack.
You can connect up to four Pro XDR displays, as well as a 4K TV.
On the front, there are two more USB-C ports and an SD card reader. The design (19.7 cm2 and 9.5 cm high) is designed to fit under a screen and features a unique double-sided blown cooling system that draws air in through the base and out the the back part. Apple says it’s barely audible.
The Mac Studio starts at €2,329 / MXN$51,999 for the M1 Max model or €4,629 / MXN$106,999 for the M1 Ultra. You can pre-order it today, but it won’t officially go on sale until March 18.
The monitor that Apple wants you to place the new Mac Studio under is the accompanying Studio Display.
It is a 27-inch screen with a Retina 5K resolution of 14.7 million pixels along with True Tone technology and an anti-reflective coating. It reaches 600 nits of brightness, offers P3 color coverage and one billion colors.
The stand can tilt the screen up to 30 degrees and even has a 12 MP webcam that supports Center Framing. Plus, it features an impressive 6-speaker audio system with Spatial Audio support and three studio-grade microphones.
The Studio Display also offers 96W of power over Thunderbolt, which means you can easily charge your MacBook through it.
You can pre-order the Studio Display today, before it officially hits stores on March 18. It starts at €1,779 / MXN$39,999, but the price will get more expensive if you add extras like nano-textured glass, height-adjustable tilt stand, or VESA mount adapter.