Apple unveiled its new model lineup in the first significant event of 2021.
Apple Inc. unveiled a series of slim iMac computers and iPads with a higher-quality video that runs on its processors, accelerating its shift away from Intel and catering to a work-from-home environment.
The new iPad Pro is powered by an eight-core M1 processor, used in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini. Apple says that this would result in a "significant improvement in efficiency" from the previous decade. According to the manufacturer, the graphics speed is over 1,500 times faster. A "next-generation 16-core Apple Neural network" and an integrated image signal processor are among the latest technologies included in the chip. Apple also claims that Wi-Fi models will last up to 10 hours and Wi-Fi + Cellular models will last up to 9 hours.
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The new iMac computers will have a central processor unit built by Apple and available in seven colors, including purple and green.
Apple will release a redesigned Podcast app, which will have the ability to subscribe to individual podcasts for a monthly or annual fee.
Apple fans have been waiting for AirTags for a long time. They're small circular discs connected to something and send a Bluetooth signal to a home device, such as an iPad or iPhone, to notify the user of their location.
Apple has unveiled an AirTag device monitoring device and a redesigned Apple TV 4K with a new remote.
Thunderbolt 3 and USB 4 are supported on the iPad Pro and millimeter-wave 5G compatibility. The tablet will have “the broadest 5G coverage worldwide,” according to Apple, with speeds up to 4Gbps and support for eSIM.