Apple has announced numerous products that fans can get this year, from iPad Pros, AirTags, AirPods, Apple TV 4K, and more.
Aside from products, Apple also pushed its services, from Apple One bundle, subscription for the Apple Podcasts, Apple Music and Apple TV Plus, there are so much to uncover. Here are the products and services revealed so far at the Spring Loaded Event.
AirTag is a small circular tag that will allow you to track items within Apple's "Find My" app on iOS. Just like Tile, AirTags will be useful for tracking items like wallets or keys, and you will be notified when you are separated from your item.
The device includes a built-in speaker, accelerometer, Bluetooth LE, and a user-replaceable battery. Apple stated that the tracker should last for a year before the battery needs to be replaced.
AirTag will cost around $29 and it will be available on April 30. For four-pack bundle, it will cost $99. The preorders will start on Apr. 23 at 5 am PT or 8 am ET.
Apple TV 4K
The new Apple TV streaming box will be replacing the Apple TV 4K that came out in 2017. The new model retains the name of the previous model but it comes with a powerful A12 Bionic chip that lets it play HDR video at higher frame rates. It also supports 60FPS Dolby Vision playback.
The new Apple TV 4K starts at $179 for 32GB of storage and will be available to purchase on Apr. 30. A 64GB model will be available for $199, according to ZDNet.
Apple Podcasts in-app subscriptions
Apple is launching subscriptions within the Apple Podcasts app. The company stated that people will be able to subscribe to content from the app for extra perks, like bonus content, ad-free content, and early access. It will launch in 170 regions and countries in May.
The content creators will have to pay Apple $19.99 a year in order to offer subscriptions, but Apple does not appear to be taking a cut from their subscription revenue.
The app is also getting a redesign with channels to help people find new content curated by their favorite creators. The channels will feature titles, artwork, and descriptions that are unique to Apple Podcasts, and some might promote free content while others are paid content.
Apple introduced a redesigned iMac with slimmer design, an Apple Silicon chip, and a case with bright colors that is different from the classic colorful iMacs. It is also equipped with the M1 chip, according to CNET.
The new iMac has a 24-inch display with narrower borders around most edges than its predecessor. It has a large chin on the bottom, but the rear of the display is now flat instead of curved. Apple says the volume has been reduced by over 50%.
The screen has Apple's True Tone tech for automatically adjusting the color temperature.
Apple iMac's camera and mics are so much better now, so you will definitely look better on video calls. It now has 1080p resolution and a larger sensor.
The new iMac starts at $1,299, though some of the colors are reserved for the $1,499 model. It will be available in May but preorders will start on Apr. 30.
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Written by Sieeka Khan