Apple Peek Performance Event: new iPhone SE, iPad Air 5, Mac Studio & more
Apple announced some powerful new products today during its Peek Performance Event. From the iPhone SE and iPad Air 5 to the impressive new processing chip and Mac Studio, you won't want to miss this one. There are some sharp new products you're sure to love.
Today is the Apple Peek Performance Event, and Apple is announcing new products and more! We’re always excited to see what new tech and gadgets are around the corner. And, this early in the year, there’s a whole lot to look forward to.
So what exactly does Apple have in store for fans and consumers? Let’s take a look together, shall we? Here we go!
Apple TV+ and Friday Night Baseball
Apple kicks off the event highlighting its Apple TV+ service and the many hit shows and films it has showcased since its inception. Many have been not only successful but also nominated for Academy Awards (among others). Apple’s newest Apple TV+ announcement is that it will now offer Friday Night Baseball.
New iPhone 13 colors Green and Alpine Green
The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro were released with their own line of great colors. Now they’re receiving 2 brand new colors: Green and Alpine Green. If you haven’t had a chance to buy an iPhone 13 and are looking to in the near future, you’ll now have a few more choices.
Preorder the new colors on Friday, and they will be available to purchase March 18.
New iPhone SE with the A15 Bionic chip
Apple is releasing a new iPhone SE with the A15 Bionic chip—the same available in the iPhone 13. This improves processing to a far greater level than its predecessors.
It will also use the same glass as the 13’s along with IPX7 dust and water resistance, 5G, and a 12 MP camera. Tons of Apple’s latest camera tech, like color and image enhancement, will be included as well. There’s also better battery life.
Preorder the iPhone SE for $429.
New iPad Air 5 with M1 chip
The iPad Air 5 will up the iPad game with the recent Apple M1 chip (the same featured in the iPad Pro). That’s 60% faster and has 2x better graphics processing.
There will also be a new 12 MP camera and ultrafast 5G wireless capabilities. Even the USB-C port will be twice as fast.
They’ll still be compatible with the existing Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard accessories plus many of Apple’s favorite iPad apps will be enhanced as well. There is a myriad of colors that will be available.
Preorder it for $599.
New Apple M1 Ultra chip
The M1 Ultra will be even more advanced than previous chips, enhancing performance with ultrafusion architecture. It can connect more than 10K signals and 2.5 TB/s of bandwidth between dies.
Memory bandwidth is more than 8x better than PC chips with 800 GB/s. There’s also a 20-core CPU along with a 64-core GPU. It supports neural engines with 32 cores.
Overall, the chip is wildly impressive, not just over Apple’s existing technology, but over its competitors as well. This will be a big deal for anyone working with demanding software and processes.
Apple Mac Studio computer
Mac Studio is a new Mac computer with a 7.7-inch-wide by 3.7-inch-tall design. There are a plethora of ports available, from TB4 and 10 GB Ethernet to HDMI, USB-C, USB-A, and headphone jack.
Two internal fans keep things cool while 16-core Xeon Mac Pro is 50% faster than the Mac Pro. It’s even up to 80% faster than the Mac Pro in GPU processing.
It will feature up to 8 TB of storage and is capable of as many as 18 streams of 8K ProRes 422 video. Apple gave all kinds of visual examples to demonstrate the performance power of the new Mac Studio.
The Studio Display is available to preorder today and releases on March 18 starting at $1,999.
Apple Studio Display
Apple’s Studio Display will feature an “all-screen display” with ProDisplay XDR. It’s a 27-inch 5K Retina screen with 218 pixels per inch, along with 500 nits of brightness and True Tone technology.
There’s even an A13 Bionic chip and a 12 MP camera plus a 6-speaker, 4-woofer, and 2-tweeter sound system. It will include support for spatial audio as well as a special new stand accessory. New black options will be available for the Magic Keyboard, trackpad, and mouse.
The Studio Display is available to preorder today and releases on March 18 for $1,599.
Lots of exciting new products on the horizon
Well, that wraps it up for the Apple Peek Performance Event. As you can see, there are lots of exciting new products coming in the next few weeks that we can look forward to.
From the Apple Mac Studio and Display to the M1 Ultra chip and iPad Air 5, it’s certainly a great day for Apple fans. We’ll keep you posted as more news arrives.
What do you think of the new products announced today? Let us know in the comments below!