Apple’s Spring Loaded Event: The 8 Biggest Announcements

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Apple has just completed its “Spring Loaded” event and announced new iPads, iMacs and more. It was packed with news from the company.

To read what was announced as it happened, check out our live blog with commentary from Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn and Chaim Gartenberg. But if you just want the news, read on.

Apple’s new iPad Pro.
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Apple has unveiled its latest iPad Pro tablets, and they feature the same Apple-designed M1 chip in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini (and the new iMac, also announced today). The 12.9-inch model has an upgraded display that uses 10,000 mini LEDs, and Apple calls it the Liquid Retina XDR display. Both iPad Pros also have a new 12 megapixel ultra-wide camera that can automatically track you during video calls.

You can order the tablets on April 30th and they will be available in the second half of May. The 11-inch model starts at $ 799, and the 12.9-inch model starts at $ 1099.

Apple’s new iMac.
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Apple debuted with a completely redesigned iMac that also has the M1 chip. It’s very thin, has a 24-inch screen, a 1080p FaceTime camera, and comes in seven different colors. They also come with a new wireless keyboard with Touch ID for authentication.

You can buy the new iMac in four colors from $ 1,299, and seven colors and better specifications from $ 1,499. You can order it from April 30th and it will be available in the second half of May.

Apple’s AirTags.
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Finally, Apple has taken the wraps off its long-rumored AirTags item trackers, which you can track in the Find My app. You can also customize your AirTag with emoji. You can pre-order them on Fridays for $ 29, and they’ll be available on April 30th. You can also get a four-pack for $ 99.

Apple’s Cindy Lin discusses Apple TV.
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Apple has unveiled a new Apple TV 4K, which is equipped with the same A12 Bionic chip as on the iPhone 12. It can now play HDR and videos at a high frame rate. It starts at $ 179 for 32 GB. It will be available for pre-order on April 30th and will be available in the second half of May.

Apple’s new Apple TV remote.
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Apple unveiled a new Apple TV remote, which is made of aluminum and has a click pad on the top. There is also a Siri button on the side.

Ted Lasso, van Ted Lasso
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Apple released a charming new trailer for the second season of its beloved show Ted LassoThe season debuts on July 23.

The new purple iPhone.
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The iPhone 12 will arrive in purple soon

Apple is releasing a new purple iPhone 12. It will be available for pre-order starting Friday and will launch on April 30.

Apple has announced subscriptions to the Podcasts app, which gives you benefits such as ad-free listening. The service will launch next month in 170 regions and countries. The company is also redesigning the Podcasts app.