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Mac Studio, M1 Ultra, and Apple Studio Display: The MacStories Overview

Yesterday during their Peek Performance keynote event, Apple unveiled the Mac Studio and Apple Studio Display. The former is an all-new computer joining the Mac lineup, with specs that are blowing away Apple’s previous offerings due to the introduction of a new top-of-the-line M-series chip: the M1 Ultra. The Apple Studio Display marks Apple’s true return to the consumer display market after a near decade-long hiatus.

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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.

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Apple’s New iPad Air Adds the M1 Chip, Center Stage Support, and 5G Connectivity

Today’s Peek Performance Apple event included a new iPad Air that replaces the model that was released in the fall of 2020 and features an M1 chip, 5G connectivity, and an Ultra Wide front-facing camera.

The new Air comes in five colors: Space Gray, Starlight, pink, purple, and blue. The chip has been upgraded from the A15 to the M1, bringing it in line with the chip used in the iPad Pro. Apple also upgraded the front-facing Ultra Wide 12MP camera, so it now supports Center Stage, allowing the camera to keep participants in the camera frame during FaceTime and other video calls. The Air adds 5G connectivity and a USB-C port that’s two times faster than before too.

Other than the new colors, the design of the iPad Air remains the same with a Touch ID top button, 10.9” diagonal Liquid Retina display that features 264 pixels per inch and Apple’s True Tone technology, but not ProMotion. The iPad Air comes in 64GB and 256GB storage configurations like the model it replaces too.

With the move to an M1 chip and support for Center Stage, the gap between the iPad Air and the 11” iPad Pro is smaller than ever. Perhaps the narrowing of the gap is temporary and we’ll see it widen again when the iPad Pro is next updated. However, the two iPads are so close in specs now that the new Air is probably the better choice for most users, especially if they can get by with 64GB of storage.


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Apple’s ‘Peek Performance’ Event: By the Numbers

As usual, Apple sprinkled facts, figures, and statistics throughout its presentation today. Here are highlights of some of those metrics from the event that was held online from Apple Park in Cupertino, California.

iPhone SE

  • 5G connectivity
  • 64, 128, and 256GB storage capacities
  • 4 grams lighter than the iPhone SE it replaces
  • An A15 Bionic chip with a 6-core CPU consisting of 2 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
  • A 4-core GPU
  • A 16-core Neural Engine
  • IP67 water resistance
  • Up to 2 hours more battery life when watching video
  • Support for Smart HDR 4 photography

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Apple Unveils the Latest Iteration of iPhone SE with an A15 Bionic Chip and 5G

Today, Apple updated its budget-model iPhone SE with a new A15 Bionic chip, 5G connectivity, better battery life, and other modern iPhone features.

As with the previous model, the new SE comes in three colors: Midnight, Starlight, and (Product)RED. With the new A15 Bionic chip, Apple says the new SE’s graphics are 1.2x faster than the 2nd generation model it replaces. The addition of the A15 Bionic means iPhone SE users can enjoy advanced features like Live Text too.

A combination of the new chip, different battery chemistry, and changes to the design also allows the SE to run for up to 2 hours longer on its battery in video playback tests. With a 20W charger, the SE can fast charge from 0-50% in 30 minutes too.

The iPhone SE has a 12MP camera with a sensor that is capable of Apple’s Deep Fusion technology. The update also supports Smart HDR 4 and photographic styles, which first appeared on the iPhone 13. Although the camera’s sensor and the hardware that drives it makes this a new camera system, the lens hardware itself appears to be unchanged.

The iPhone SE’s glass has received an upgrade too. It uses the same shatter-resistant type of glass as the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro lines.

Finally, the iPhone SE carries a $429 starting price tag. That’s $30 more than the prior generation.

Other features of the iPhone SE remain the same. The model uses Touch ID embedded in its Home button and has the same 4.7” display as the model it replaces. Like the previous model, the new SE is also IP67 rated for water resistance. The new SE offers 64, 128, and 256GB storage capacities too.

With an A15 Bionic chip, which powered the previous-generation iPad Air, the new iPhone SE is an excellent choice for anyone who wants a smaller iPhone. It would have been nice to see it adopt Touch ID in the power button, as the iPad Air did, but regardless, today’s announcement is a nice refresh of Apple’s most affordable iPhone.


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Replay Apple’s Peek Performance Keynote and Other Videos

If you didn’t follow the livestream or announcements as they unfolded today, you can replay it on Apple’s Events site and catch the product videos on Apple’s YouTube channel.

The keynote video can be streamed here and on the Apple TV using the TV app. A high-quality version will also be available through Apple Podcasts as a video and audio podcast. There is also an American Sign Language version of the event, which is available here.

More videos after the break.

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Apple’s ‘Peek Performance’ Event – Apple Announces Availability of Green iPhones, iPhone SE, iPad Air, Mac Studio, and Studio Display

Apple announced the following pre-order and availability dates for the products announced today:

iPhone 13 and 13 mini in Green and the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max in Alpine Green

Pre-Order: Friday, March 11th
Availability: Friday, March 18th
Locations: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the UK, the US, and more than 30 other countries

iPhone SE

Pre-Order: Friday, March 11th
Availability: Friday, March 18th
Locations: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the UK, the US, and more than 30 other countries

iPad Air

Pre-Order: Friday, March 11th
Availability: Friday, March 18th
Locations: 29 countries and regions, including the US

Mac Studio and Studio Display

Pre-Order: Today
Availability: Friday, March 18th
Locations: Not specified


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Apple Announces March 8th Online Event

As tweeted by Federico, Apple has announced an online media event for March 8th, 2022 at 10:00 am Pacific:

Based on the latest speculation and rumors, Apple is expected to introduce a revision of the iPhone SE and iPad Air. Other announcements could include the base-model iPad, which has historically been revised in the spring, and new Apple silicon Mac minis.

Of course, MacStories readers can expect comprehensive coverage on MacStories and AppStories, which will extend to Club MacStories too.


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