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Apple’s ‘Peek Performance’ Event: All The Small Things

Today, Apple covered a lot of ground quickly, and as usual, more details have emerged in the aftermath of the event. We’ve been combing apple.com, Twitter, and other sources to learn more about its new services, iPhones, iPads, Mac Studio, and Studio Display, which we’ve collected below:

Services

  • Apple is adding live baseball (when the lockout ends) to TV+. Two games will be broadcast every Friday. The games will be available in United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom initially, with more countries to come later.
  • Apple will also be producing “MLB Big Inning,” a live show that will air every weeknight and include game highlights.
  • Apple also said in its press release that fans in the US and Canada can enjoy a 24/7 livestream of game replays, news, and more.

iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max

  • Apple introduced two new colors of iPhones.
  • The iPhone 13 and 13 mini’s new color is simply green.
  • iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max customers get a darker shade called alpine green.

iPad Air

  • The camera hardware appears to be the same as used in the iPhone SE, but the Air, which has a faster chip only supports Smart HDR 3 while the iPhone SE supports version 4 of the photography technology.
  • The iPad Air uses a USB 3.1 Gen 2 connector, which doubles its data throughput compared to the model it replaces.

Mac Studio

  • The Mac Studio that features an M1 Ultra is a full 2 pounds heavier than the one with an M1 Max.
  • The M1 Ultra Max uses an Apple technology called UltraFusion to connect two M1 Max chips “across more than 10,000 signals, providing a massive 2.5TB/s of low latency, inter-processor bandwidth,” which Apple says is more than four times the bandwidth of any other interconnect technology.
  • The Mac Studio uses up to 1,000 kilowatt-hours less energy annually than a high-end PC.
  • Apple is selling a six-foot Thunderbolt 4 cable for connecting the Mac Studio to the Studio Display for $129.

Apple Studio Display

  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz.
  • Nano-texture glass costs an extra $300.
  • Tilt and height adjustable stand costs an extra $400.
  • The Studio Display delivers 96W of charging power.
  • The Studio Display is compatible with the following iPads:
    • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation or later)
    • iPad Pro 11-inch
    • iPad Air (5th generation)
  • A look at the evolution of Apple displays by Joey Banks:


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