Apple, at its first 2022 event, introduced what we have been hearing for weeks now. Yes, the iPhone SE is finally here. Alongside, Apple also introduced a bunch of new products, including the iPad Air with M1 as well as iPhone 13 gets new Green colour variants. Furthermore, the Cupertino-based giant also showcased its next-gen chip, the M1 Ultra and the Mac Studio powered by the new chipset alongside the Studio Display for creators.
In this post, we will break down the first big Apple event products one by one.
iPhone SE 3 or iPhone SE 2022
The all-new iPhone SE brings back the iconic iPhone 8-like design with a Home button with a Touch ID at the front. However, there are plenty of upgrades and additions under the hood. The phone gets an A15 Bionic chip, the same chipset that powers the iPhone 13 series and gets 5G support. It comes with a 4.7-inch display and is rated IP67 for water and dust resistance.
The new iPhone SE comes with a 12-megapixel wide camera with f/1.8 aperture and plenty of camera-focused features like Smart HDR 4, Photographic Styles, Deep Fusion, and Portrait mode.
The iPhone SE will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options starting at Rs 43,900. It comes in Midnight, Starlight, and (PRODUCT)RED colours. In India, consumers can pre-book the new iPhone starting this Friday (March 11), and it will be available beginning March 18.
iPhone 13 Series Gets a New Green Colour Variant
Like the iPhone 12 Purple colour variant last year, Apple announced new Green finishes for all the iPhone 13 series models. The Pro models now will come in an all-new Alpine Green while the regular iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini in new Green colour. There’s no change other than a new colour option for the iPhone 13 series, which means no price change.
The iPhone 13 starts at Rs 79,900 while the iPhone 13 mini at Rs 69,900 for the 128GB model. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max start at Rs 119,900 and Rs 129,900. Same as the iPhone SE, the new colour variants for the iPhone 13 will be available for pre-order this Friday and can be purchased from online and offline stores from March 18.
iPad Air with M1 Chip
The iPad Air becomes the latest iPad model to feature the Apple silicone M1. The new iPad Air also supports 5G and gets the Centre Stage feature on the front camera. It comes with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with 500 nits of peak brightness and has Touch ID integrated into the top button of iPad Air.
The new iPad Air also supports Apple Pencil second-gen. Prices for the iPad Air M1 start at Rs 54,900 for the 64GB Wi-Fi only model, while Cellular + Wi-Fi start at Rs 68,900. It comes in Space Grey, Starlight, Pink, Purple, and Blue colours. The iPad Air is available for pre-order this Friday and goes on sale from March 18 in India.
Mac Studio with M1 Ultra and Studio Display
Next up, Apple introduced the most-advanced Mac Studio for creators powered by the all-new M1 Ultra and M1 Max. The company also announced the new Studio Display featuring a 27-inch 5K Retina display, a front camera with the Centre Stage feature, and high-fidelity audio. However, the star of the show was the M1 Ultra chipset, the most powerful chip announced by Apple yet. During the keynote, Apple said that the M1 Ultra has a 64-core GPU which is 8x the size of M1.
Mind you, the M1 chip, as we have seen on plenty of Apple devices so far, is considered to be one of the capable processors out there. The company adds that the 32-core Neural Engine in M1 Ultra runs up to 22 trillion operations per second, a crazy figure to process. Apple also claimed that the new Mac Studio with M1 Ultra chip could play back up to 18 streams of 8K ProRes 422 video. The Apple Mac Studio starts at Rs 189,900, and Studio Display is priced at Rs 159,900. Both the products will go on sale from March 18 in select markets.
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