Let’s start with a quick rundown of what Apple announced at their Spring Loaded Event. The Apple TV4K, the long rumoured Air Tag, and the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are now available in purple. But the thing we are most excited about, Apple’s M1 chip has come to a brand new 24-inch iMac and 11 and 12.9 inch iPad Pro!
From home to office, these are amazing machines, the M1 processor is all about power, efficiency and performance.
This news follows the initial release of the breakthrough M1 chip in November 2020 in the Mac mini, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air ranges. Talk to anyone that has got their hands on one of these, and even the most non-technical person is going to rave to you about the lightning speed and astonishing battery life improvements for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
The M1 iMac also features a brilliant 4.5K Retina display and the best camera and speakers ever in a Mac, as well as studio-quality mics. For those of us old enough to remember back to 1999, when fruit coloured iMacs appeared for the first time, it blew our minds! And caused a lot of arguments about choosing colours. Well, after a long hiatus of interesting computer colours, they are back in full force with the new iMac. The 24″ iMac comes in 7 beautiful colours with matching coloured mice keyboards and even power cable. Don’t worry, it’s still available in silver if fun colours aren’t your thing, but, after the year we just had, maybe we all need a bit of positivity and colour in our lives! Depending on the specifications ordered, shipping is expected to start in 3-6 weeks.
The M1 iPad Pro is a giant leap forward, offering 50% faster CPU as well as 40% better GPU than its non M1 predecessor, and now connects via Thunderbolt, not to mention its outstanding battery life, meaning you could surf the web for up to 10 hours before needing to plug in for a recharge. The new iPad Pros now feature 5G connectivity in the cellular models. The 12.9″ iPad Pro now features a Liquid Retina XDR display bringing extreme dynamic range and a breathtaking 1,000 nits of brightness.