Everything Announced at Apple’s Spring Peek Performance Event

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Apple’s events always bring with them a slew of new announcements in terms of both products and services. Today’s event was no exception, with a new iPhone, new iPad Air, and much more coming soon. If you missed the stream, here’s everything Apple announced at its Spring Peek performance event.


New Apple TV services

Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball. Courtesy of Apple.

Apple TV+ adds Friday Night Baseball, a new and easy way to watch baseball on your Apple devices. Two exclusive games will be available on Friday nights during the regular season. This feature comes about as a collaboration between Apple and MLB.

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New iPhone 13 Colors

Apple iPhone 13 Pro New color alpine green. Courtesy of Apple.

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro each receive a new color option: a darker, forest-green color for the iPhone 13 and Alpine Green for the iPhone 13 Pro.

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5G Capable iPhone SE

Apple iPhone SE 2022 infographic Courtesy of Apple.

Apple launched the event with an announcement for the new iPhone SE with the A15 chip, the same chip that powers the iPhone 13. Not only does this provide more affordable options to users that want a smaller phone, but the A15 chip enables the iPhone SE to perform high-powered tasks like image processing on the fly. Without diving into a lot of tech jargon, we can sum the difference up this way: it’s 26 times more powerful than the iPhone 8. It’s definitely in the running for one of the best budget smartphones.

The iPhone SE also has a Retina display and the toughest glass on a smartphone, making it dramatically more damage-proof than previous SE models. Oh, and it brings back Touch ID through the Home button rather than relying on Facial ID.

The iPhone SE has a 12-megapixel camera capable of capturing deep colors and areas of high contrast on the go. It’s like having a professional-level camera in your hand at all times. It includes all the iOS 15 features, including new features like Focus, which lets you focus on being in the moment and reducing awareness of your phone. The iPhone SE starts at just $429 and will be available on March 18, with preorders starting this Friday.

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The iPad Air Joins The M1 Club

Apple iPad Air 5 infographic Courtesy of Apple

Apple announced a new iPad Air featuring the M1 chip and an 8-core GPU. It has double the graphics performance and speed of previous models, putting it on par with many affordable laptops in the same price range. The new iPad Air also features a 12-megapixel, ultra-wide camera that makes it perfect for video calling and conferencing. It also has 5G for the fastest on-the-go connectivity.

This new iPad Air works with all the features and accessories users have come to love, including Apple Pencil and keyboards. It’s powered by iPadOS, which makes it a great productivity machine thanks to powerful apps like a new iMovie version. Of course, it works just as well for mobile gaming, too. Genshin Impact, anyone? It comes in Space Grey, Starlight, Pink, Purple, and Blue starting at $599. You can start ordering these on Friday, with the widespread release on March 18.

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More Performance Power With The M1 Ultra Chip

Apple M1 Ultra Infographic Chart Courtesy of Apple.

Apple’s previous M1 series of chips provided high-performance levels, but the company announced the M1 Ultra — the latest chip that delivers genuinely unparalleled performance. It does this through a feature called UltraFusion, which essentially connects two chips together. This UltarFusion allows it to transmit up to 2.5 TB per second with low latency. In other words, this chip enables any Mac equipped with it to provide users with more power than ever before while using less energy overall.

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Mac Studio and Studio Display

Apple Mac Studio Infographic Chart Courtesy of Apple

The Mac Studio looks a lot like a Mac Mini but utilizes the M1 Ultra chip for more power than ever before. The Studio is a small device at just under 8 inches in width and just under 4 inches in height, but it comes with four Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, and an audio jack. A pair of fans provide sufficient airflow to keep it cool, even when handling the most demanding tasks.

It can support up to four Pro Displays and push out 90 million pixels. With the M1 Max chip, it’s up to 50% faster than the Mac Pro. The graphics performance is equally impressive and multiple times faster than comparable models. Performance capabilities like this mean even faster video and graphics rendering than ever. With the M1 Ultra, the Mac Studio is 3.8 times faster than an iMac and up to 90% faster than the Mac Pro. It’s up to 80% faster than even the top-of-the-line Macbook Pro. The Mac Studio offers performance that just can’t be matched by any other current Mac machines for the working professional.

The Mac Studio is a miniature, high-performance computer. It lets you keep your desk space for displays and other work instead of forcing you to dedicate space to an imposing desktop machine.

Apple Studio Display Infographic Chart Courtesy of Apple

Of course, the Mac Studio doesn’t come on its own. The Studio Display is a brand-new display with an incredibly slim profile. The stand lets you tilt the display up to 30-degrees, with a secondary option that allows you to adjust the tilt angle and the height. You can opt for a VESA mount that lets you mount it directly on the wall in landscape or portrait mode. With a 27-inch working space and more than 14.7 million pixels, this 5K Retina display displays colors and video clearly for editing and rendering work.

It also delivers clear sound and spatial audio through a six-speaker sound system with four force-canceling woofers for bass. It also has two tweeters for highs and mids and a multi-channel surround system. Four Thunderbolt ports allow it to fast-charge devices, too — or connect multiple displays together.

Mac Studio with M1 Ultra starts at $3,999. The Studio Display starts at $1,599. Both products can be preordered today and will be available on March 18.

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