Apple’s Peek Performance event happened yesternight, a less exciting one compared to when they launch iPhone modes later in the year. The Apple Peek Performance event gives consumers a peek into some of the fresh stuff and updates the company has worked on since the last year. This was still an all-virtual event, and you can read what we had earlier expected to be announced here.
The New Devices At Apple’s 2022 Peek Performance Event
New 5G iPhone SE
Apple’s latest budget iPhone in 2022, the iPhone SE, is getting 5G support alongside a new A15 Bionic chip. The A15 Bionic is what runs Apple’s flagship iPhone 13 series. Apple promises the 2022 SE will get up to 15 hours of video playback, up to 10 hours of streaming video playback, and up to 50 hours of audio playback.
Pricing for this phone start at $429, shipping March 18.
Green iPhone 13
The iPhone 13 lineup from last year get two new siblings. The iphone 13 will be available in green, while the Pro phones will come in an “alpine green.”
You can preorder them on March 11th, and they’ll be available on March 18th.
The latest version in the iPad Air line-up is a shiny device that is also coming with 5G support. It is powered by an eight-core M1 chip like the iPad Pro. Apple says this chip will deliver up to 60% faster performance over the A14 in the previous generation of iPad Air. Additionally, the USB-C port here is up to twice as fast as before.
It’ll be available on March 18th starting at $599 for the Wi-Fi-only model, and $749 for the Wi-Fi and cellular version. It’ll come with 64GB or 256GB of storage.
It looks like the Mac Mini, but it is not on the same mini-level.
This is a new and more powerful desktop system. The Mac Studio is made with both Apple’s M1 Max chip, and an all new M1 Ultra chip. With the M1 Ultra chip, it is expected to be 2.5x faster on CPU performance than the fastest 27-inch iMac. Further, Apple claims it is 50% faster than a Mac Pro with a 16 core Xeon processor.
The rear includes four Thunderbolt 4 ports as well as a 10Gb Ethernet port, two USB-A ports, an HDMI, and an audio jack. On the front is where they have two USB-C port and an SD card slot. The Mac Studio can support up to four Pro Display XDRs and a 4K TV.
The Mac Studio with M1 Max will start at $1,999, and M1 Ultra models will start at $3,999. All are up for pre-order right now for availability starting March 18th.
New Studio Display
Apple also unveiled a new 27-inch 5K display that can reach up to 600 nits of brightness. Above the display is a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera. At the back, you get three USB-C ports and a single Thunderbolt 3 port, which supports up to 96W of charging. There is as well a three-mic array, and a six-speaker sound system with spatial audio support with Dolby Atmos.
Most are upgrades to the 2020 iMac’s specs.
The price tag for the display is $1,599. The different mounting options are: a tilting stand, a tilt/height adjustable stand and a VESA-mount.
Pre-orders can be done now for shipments starting on March 18th
Important Extra: The 27-inch iMac has been discontinued.