Apple hosted its first event of 2022 and the showcase mainly focused on new products headed your way soon. The biggest announcement came in the form of Apple’s new Mac Studio, an entirely new desktop powerhouse made with their new M1 Ultra SOC. The M1 Ultra outclasses everything Apple has done so far with their own silicone and is designed for those who need the power and up to 128GB of RAM.
Apple is also bringing 5G to the new iPhone SE and the M1 chip to the iPad Air. There’s also a new Mac Studio Display that boasts 5x Retina resolution and various stand options for your liking. Here’s a rundown of everything Apple announced during the event.
Apple iPhone 13 and iPhone SE
There are two new iPhone 13 models coming out later this month. The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro will now come with a new Alpine Green finish.
As for the new iPhone SE, this new phone now packs the A15 Bionic chip and the body of an iPhone 8. It includes 5G support, Touch ID, is IP67 rated, has a 4.7 HD Retina Display with Smart HDR 4 and a back camera that boasts Apple’s photo styles.
The iPhone SE is set to launch later this month and start at $429. It comes in Red, White and Black and packs 64GB, 128GB and 256GB of storage.
New iPad Air
The iPad Aid is now the new iPad Pro… Sort of anyway. Apple has added a mini LED display to the device along with the M1 chip. It also packs a new 12.9-inch screen space, USB C and an ultra-wide 12MP camera system that features Centre Stage.
Apple says the tablet now supports Apple Pencil gen 2, Smart Keyboard and Magic Keyboard. There’s also TouchID through the unlock button on the side. It comes in 5 colours and starts at $599. There’s a 64GB model and 256GB configuration. Both storage options come with Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and 5G. Apple plans to launch the iPad Air later this month.
Mac Studio and Studio Display
Apple wrapped up the showcase with its biggest announcement – the M1 Ultra in the Mac Studio. The Mac Studio is like the Mac Mini in crack. It packs four back Thunderbolt 4 ports, 2 USB A ports, 10Gb LAN, HDMI out and audio. That is only on the back. On the front, there are another two Thunderbolt 4 ports and an SDXC card slot.
Inside the high-end Mac Studio, Apple has packed in up to 128GB of unified memory with 800GB/s of bandwidth. The M1 Ultra includes up to a 20-core CPU and up to 64-core GPU. It also packs Wi-Fi 6 snd BlueTooth 5.0.
If you want the complete collection you’ll need the Mac Studio Display. This isn’t as glamorous as the Pro Display XDR but it is a fraction of the price. The 27-inch display boasts a nano-texture glass with a built-in 12MP ultra-wide camera. It can reach up to 600 nits of brightness and includes a six-speaker sound system.
The Mac Studio is set to launch later this year and starts at $1999 for the M1 Max model. The M1 Ultra model is $3999. The Mac Studio Display is also releasing later this year and starts at $1599.
Apple also hinted at a Mac Pro but the company isn’t ready to show us that just yet. You can watch the stream again here or down below.