The new iMacs have a multitude of standout color options now and come with a 24-inch 4.5K display.
Apple took the wraps off a brand new iMac powered by the new M1 processor at Apple’s Spring Loaded event. This is Apple’s second launch event featuring M1 powered technology. The iPad Pro was also announced to be now powered by the M1 processor. The use of the same platform for both the iPad Pro and MacBooks could help with the interoperability of apps.
The new iMacs have a multitude of standout color options now and come with a 24-inch 4.5K display. The iMac now gets a 1080p FaceTime camera and comes with two configurations of the M1 – the 7 core GPU variant retails for $1299, while the 8 core variant retails for $1499. The new Magic Keyboard to accompany the devices will now ship with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
The new iPad Pros now get the 8 core CPU/8 core GPU variant of the M1. The 11-inch model will start at $799 while the 12.9-inch model will start at $1099. The larger Pro model will have a Liquid Retina XDR display that has a peak brightness of 1600 nits. Apple will offer upto 2TB of fast storage with the iPad Pro along with up to 16GB of RAM.
Apple also announced a new Apple TV 4K at the event. This new iteration comes with a redesigned remote, and is powered by Apple’s A12 bionic chip. The eagerly anticipated AirTag was also launched after years of speculation. The AirTag will take advantage of Apple’s Find My network to locate keys, wallets and the like. The AirTag has a user replaceable battery and has a built in speaker as well.