Apple held its first event in 2021 with its Spring-Loaded Event and it certainly didn’t disappoint! There was a variety of new changes and even new products including, the new iPad Pro featuring the M1 chip, the Air Tag Tracker and a major redevelopment of the iMac desktop computer. There was also news on the Apple TV front, where we saw a brand-new Apple TV 4K and we received a preview of Ted Lasso which is a series that is shown on Apple TV Plus. Not forgetting that we saw new vibrant colours in the iPhone 12 and the iMac.
Announcement of the Redesigned iMac
It has been a long time coming but the iMac has finally been given a redesign, the new iMac is much thinner than the previous design with it is only 11.5mm thick and is available in brand-new colours depending on the configuration of the device. Colourways include orange, yellow, pink, purple, blue, silver and green. The front of the iMac includes white bezels and has a colour-matched metal chin which is underneath the 24-inch screen. For when you are on video calls, the new iMac is perfect as it contains a 1080p FaceTime HD Camera, high-quality microphones and a six-speaker sound system.
The brand-new iMac is powered by the custom M1 chip which includes an 8-core CPU and up to an 8-core GPU. The iMac includes up to 16GB of memory while containing 2TB of SSD storage. Apple’s new design also has a colour-matched Magic Keyboard with a Touch ID, while also having a colour-matched Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad.
AirTags – Apple’s New Tracker
Alongside the introduction of the new iMac, Apple has unveiled the much-anticipated AirTag. This small circular tag has been developed to attach to your personal items such as your keys and wallet. These items will then be tracked using Bluetooth and can be seen in the Find My App on your Apple device. A single AirTag is priced at $29.00 and you can get a pack of four AirTags for $99.
Introducing the Apple TV 4K
The new generation of Apple TV 4K and Siri Remote is here. This new Apple TV is processed by an A12 Bionic CPU, which supports Dolby Vision Video and 60FPS HDR. There is also the scope for a colour correction setting through the iPhone 12’s camera. This feature will available in late May. The new Siri Remote will be offered separately for $59.00, the remote features a click pad and a TV power button. It also includes a touch-enabled control, the whole bundle including the Siri remote will cost $149.00.
iPhone 12 Will Now Come in Purple!
During the event, Apple announced that the iPhone 12 will now come in a brand-new colour. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini can now be bought in Purple, however, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max miss out on the new vibrant colourway.