Apple, in its Spring Unlocked event, has unveiled some cool products. The limelight of the show is the M1 chip on the new iMac and iPad Pro. The iMac has been completely redesigned and features cool colors that resonate with the classic iMacs.
The iMac is Now Colorful!
The new iMac has a 24-inch, 4.5K display with narrow borders from the top and sides. The bottom part still remains huge, but Apple has managed to make the most out of that extra space by including some really good quality speakers. The overall volume of the iMac has been reduced by 50%. The display also features True Tone technology that adjusts the screen according to the environment.
The FaceTime camera on the iMac is now a 1080p one and the mics are also improved. Even though it is just 11.5 mm thick, Apple says that it will make lesser noise thanks to the M1 chips. The whole product has got just two fans to cool things down.
The new Magnetic power cable resembles a lot to the original MagSafe. The power brick also houses the ethernet port which shall make things less cluttered on your desk. The entry level version includes two USB-C / Thunderbolt ports and the higher end ones have more two USB-C (without Thunderbolt) ports. There’s also a headphone jack.
Apple also introduced color matched Magic Mouse and Trackpad along with a new TouchID supported keyboard as well. The base model has got 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD; it can be upgraded to include up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. The new iMac is available for order starting April 30 and will be available in May.
The iPad Pro is Now Even More Ridiculously Fast!
The iPad Pro now features the same M1 system on chip that is found on the new iMac and MacBook Pro and Air. Apple says that there has been an increase in performance by 50%. The graphics performance is 1500 times better than the first iPad. The new M1 chip brings a slew of new features including a “next-generation 16-core Apple Neural engine” and an advanced image signal processor.
The USB C port on the new iPad Pro now supports Thunderbolt 3 and USB 4 along with 5G mmWave and Wifi 6 support. It also supports eSim. The iPad Pro will support the existing bunch of accessories including the Magic Keyboard, Smart Keyboard Folio and Apple Pencil as well.
The 12.9 inch version of the iPad Pro has got the new Liquid Retina XDR that includes 10,000 Mini LEDs and will reach up to 1,000 nits of brightness and a 1 million-to-one contrast ratio.
Both the models will be available to order in the second half of May.