The 1080p front-facing camera has been updated for a better picture and audio experience, “the best microphones ever in an iPad” Apple says.
More good news is that it’ll come with at least two Thunderbolt ports on the lower models, with an additional two USB-C ports and an Ethernet port on higher-end models. It’ll make it easier to connect external peripherals, something that is often limited compared to its Windows based competitors.
You can order the new iMac today, available at $1,299 for the base model and $1,499 for flagship model.
Apple TV 4K
The first Apple TV was released back in 2007 and a lot has happened since.
The latest Apple TV is the fifth generation and features a lightning fast A12 Bionic chip known from the popular iPhone XR from 2018. Upgrading to an A12 Bionic chip allows for viewing HDR content at a smooth and high frame rate. Or if you prefer to watch 5K 60 FPS content, it can easily handle that too.
Design-wise the Apple TV 4K looks familiar. The small black box with rounded corners has not changed design. It’s a simple, minimalistic formula that looks good, so Apple didn’t see a reason to change it.
They did change the remote though. It now has a clickable, touch-sensitive pad remnant of how the old iPods worked, but of course with a refreshed layout fit for a remote control. There’s also a Siri button on the side linking up to your iPhone for voice control.
For the nerdy who likes to calibrate everything to the smallest detail, you’ll love the color-calibration tool pairing your iPhone with your Apple TV 4K. Right in line with Apple’s methodology of making complicated tasks easy, you can use your iPhone’s camera to calibrate content on your TV, so it’ll looks its best without fiddling with complicated TV settings.
If you want an Apple TV 4K, you can get the 32 gigabyte version for $179 and the 64 gigabyte version for $199.
It’s available the second half of May.
The AirTag is a new gadget from Apple they have been talking about for a long time, but it hasn’t been available for sale until now.
If you don’t know what AirTags are, imagine a small keychain looking device with a GPS tracker built-in. They pair with Apple’s Find My app that allows you to find any connected tag on a map if you lose it.
The AirTag includes a speaker, Bluetooth LE, accelerometer and – tadaa – a user-replaceable battery (Apple is notorious for not allowing any battery changes in its hardware). The battery is expected to last a year before it’s time for a replacement.
The AirTag will feature ultra-wideband (UWB) technology used to pinpoint locations within an inch precision.
The tags can be attached to any item you want to be able to find if it’s lost or stolen, whether a backpack, bicycle or car.
Apple is really good with protecting the privacy and security of its users and that’s also the case for AirTags. They don’t store any location data or history inside the AirTag, and they are using encryption for data transfers between the AirTag and Find My network servers.
You can purchase an AirTag for $29 or a four pack for $99.
iPhone 12 in purple
It’s not the biggest reveal of them all, but for those who wondered why they couldn’t get an iPhone 12 in purple, well… now you can.