Apple’s first 2021 keynote was not without interest. The Cupertino company has indeed multiplied the announcements during its online event. Here is a summary of all the announcements of the evening.
A “new” iPhone
To everyone’s surprise, the American company presented a new smartphone and a new version of the iPhone 12 and 12 mini. In fact, Apple’s newest flagship will be available in purple starting April 30th.
Aside from the aesthetic look, the purple iPhone 12 doesn’t add anything new. know more
Apple has finally decided to introduce its AirTag tracking object. This widget is only used to find objects in it or attached. The small object has a Bluetooth connection, which is recognized through the Find My application on the iPhone.
The AirTags have a U1 chip, as well as a built-in speaker, and support Siri. Features that will facilitate their location. Apple emphasizes that the privacy of users will be preserved, The American company announces a battery life of one year, as well as an easily replaceable battery by the user. The gadget is water and dust-resistant.
it will be available for pre-order from April 23, AirTags will be on sale from April 30. It will take 29$ for a single tracker and 99$ for a pack of 4 AirTags. Like the AirPods case, Apple offers to personalize its AirTags with engravings. The firm at apple also offers many accessories to attach the tracker.
IPad Pro and Apple Silicon M1
a new iPad Pro was unveiled at Apple’s keynote. For the first time, this features Apple’s in-house processor, M1. it features a 12.9 ”Liquid Retina XDR display inspired by Pro Display XDR that uses mini-LED display technology, 120 times smaller than the LEDs of the previous design. This technology offers higher contrasts and increased brightness. The screen of the iPad Pro also benefits from ProMotion technology which offers an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz.
Apple also made some improvements to the front camera, which is now Ultra Wide 12 Mp. The latter uses a new feature called Center Stage, which automatically focuses the shot on the user. For the first time in its history, the iPad Pro is 5G compatible. It also supports Wifi 6 and has a 2TB storage option. On the connectivity side, USB-C gives way to Thunderbolt 4.
Available in two colors (space gray and silver), the iPad Pro will be available for pre-order at a price of 799$ from April 30 for availability in May.
The iMac 2021 also sports an all-new design inspired by Pro Display XDR, with straighter corners, sharper bezels, and a slim 24-inch (11.5mm) Retina 4.5K display. the desktop computer will therefore offer increased performance compared to the previous generation
It has a better camera (HD 1080p), better microphones, and 6 better speakers that support Dolby Atmos spatial audio. The iMac now only has USB-C ports – two of which are Thunderbolts. The Ethernet port has moved to a new location on the power supply to “have fewer cables”.
Pre-orders for the new iMac will be open from April 30, with delivery slated for May – It will be marketed at the starting price of 1,299$ with 8 GB of RAM, 256 SSD and two Thunderbolt ports.
Apple also unveiled a new Magic Keyboard, also colorful. Several new keys are emerging, including one dedicated to emojis. A version is also available with Touch ID.
A new Apple TV 4k
The Cupertino-based company has launched a new Apple TV. Unfortunately, the latter is far from being a rumor of a revolution. The case completely brings back the capabilities and looks of the previous model. This includes the ability to configure image colors with your iPhone to analyze the color balance of your screen.
The real novelty is in the remote control. The latter now features a touch wheel, as well as two new buttons to mute and turn off Apple TV remotely. Nothing very transcendent.
Finally, Apple also announced the launch of a new subscription service dedicated to Podcasts. Unfortunately, the information about him is rather thin. However, we know that the Podcast subscription will be launched soon in 170 countries.