And it’s done, Apple’s first event of 2022 wasn’t a massive surprise, but there was just about enough to keep Apple fans happy, and others intrigued. We saw a next-gen iPhone and iPad, a new colourway for the flagship iPhone 13, and a powerful desktop for those who make animated movies for a living. In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap of everything announced at tonight’s Apple event.
iPhone SE to M1 iPad Air: Everything announced at Apple Event 2022
iPhone 13 colours
Apple is going green – quite literally this time – by adding two new colours for its iPhone 13 lineup. The iPhone 13 gets a colour that’s called just ‘green’, while the Pro iPhones get what’s called ‘Alpine Green’.
Besides the names, there’s a small difference in the shades of green, and both these options will be available starting March 18.
Apple iPhone SE
As expected, there was a new iPhone launched, and this one’s in the affordable side of things. The new iPhone SE might not look all that new, but there are enough upgrades under the hood to give most Android phones a run for their money.
The iPhone SE (2022) comes with a 4.7in display, A15 Bionic chip, 12MP wide rear camera, 7MP front camera, 5G support, up to 128GB storage, and Touch ID. Prices in India start from ₹43,900.
Apple iPad Air
Again, the new iPad Air may not look new-ish, but a power upgrade will have you questioning the existence of MacBooks. The iPad Air is now powered by the M1 processor, and comes with features like 10.9in Liquid Retina display, 12MP front camera with Centre Stage, 5G support, and Touch ID.
The iPad Air is compatible with Magic Keyboard, second-gen Apple Pencil, and its prices start from ₹54,900 (Wi-Fi) and ₹68,900 (Cellular).
Apple also had something at the very extreme of the power spectrum, and it is the Mac Studio desktop PC. It looks like a slightly larger Mac Mini, but it’s what’s under the hood that is going to catch everyone’s attention.
There are two versions to choose from – one powered by the M1 Max, and the other by M1 Ultra (announced at this event). The former supports up to 64GB of video memory, and is said to be up to 50% faster than a 16-core Xeon Mac Pro. The latter supports up to 128GB video memory and is claimed to be up to 60% faster than the 28-core Xeon machine.
There are ports galore, including four Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 10G Ethernet port, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, and a Pro Audio port capable of running high-impedance headphones or powered speakers. It also supports Wi-Fi 6. Prices for the Mac Studio start from ₹1,89,900.
Complimenting the powerful Mac Studio is an exquisite external display, called Studio Display. It features a 27in 5K screen that can reach up to 600 nits of brightness, supports P3 wide colour gamut, and macOS’ TrueTone feature.
There is also a 12MP ultra-wide camera sitting atop the display for your video conferencing needs. Prices for the Studio Display start at ₹1,59,900.