Apple April Event: 4 Action-Packed Announcements
- 26 Apr, 2021
It’s Apple Event Day!!!
Apple recently wrapped up its much-awaited 'Spring Loaded' event a few days ago and there was a lot to take away. The event was filled with a lot of interesting updates and there was a lot of 'first time from Apple' announcements as well. From the release of new devices, updates, to all new iMacs and iPads, Apple packed the event with the news. Here is a list of all the major announcements. Read below to know it all.
AirTags Official Launch
The long-expected AirTags have finally been officially announced after years of speculation. It is the company's first tracking accessory, allowing users to keep track of anything and everything to which the tag is attached. The tiny circular accessory is intended to be attached to items that many of us often forget or lose, such as keys, wallets, and other similar items.
Colorful iMacs with a complete design overhaul after years
Apple has now designed the new iMac, which is based on one of the company's most famous designs from the past. It’s literally a blast from the past. The M1 chip's power efficiency allows the logic board and thermals to be shrunk to achieve a slimmer shape, allowing for a thinner and more compact design. Further, the new iMac's volume has been reduced by half compared to its predecessor, allowing it to take up less room.
The most exciting part about the announcements is the latest colors on the iMac which has piqued consumer interest even further. Apple brings back the colorful days of Mac with various shades such as green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver. The new Magic Keyboard, Mouse, and Trackpads all come in these colors. Further, the trackpad has been modified to fit the shape of the keyboard and the keyboard comes with a built-in touch ID sensor. So, how excited are you already?
iPad Pro will have Liquid Retina XDR monitor with a mini-LED Display
It's worth mentioning the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro display. Apple claims that the tablet would have the same value and performance similar to its Pro Display XDR. The company has used mini-LED technology for the first time, and has used over 10,000 LEDs around the entire back of the display. The monitor has a full-screen brightness of up to 1000 nits, a peak brightness of 1600 nits, and a 1 million-to-1 contrast ratio, making it ideal for developers, designers, and other creative professionals.
Apple updates Apple TV 4K with a new processor and remote
The Apple TV 4K box has finally received an upgrade. It now has a new A12 processor as well as a redesigned remote with physical buttons made of aluminum. The new remote also integrates a trackpad with D-Pad buttons that can be clicked. The remote will be available in May and is backward compatible with older Apple TVs that run tvOS. It will be available for pre-order on April 30th, and shipping will begin in the second half of May.
In addition to this, Apple’s M1 chip is being integrated into the iPad Pro and the new Mac. The M1 chip was first used on the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini last year and it has been receiving rave reviews from users all around the globe. The use of the same chip on all these devices unlocks unmeasurable potential for the company.
Further, Apple announcements were high on aesthetics in the event. The release of a new purple iPhone 12 and 12 Mini for those who were a fan of the shade in the previous generations adds weight to the claim.
Lastly, Apple also launched in-app podcast subscriptions that offer you benefits like ad-free listening. The service will be launched in 170 regions and countries by next month. Apple is also redesigning the Podcasts app.