Apple has announced several new hardware products at the event held on its campus in California. It includes the new iMac along with the new iPad Pro. The company has also introduced a new podcast subscription service, a new Apple TV streaming box, a new purple color option of the iPhone 12. Let’s know the details of all the products launched in this event.
Podcast subscription announcement
To increase revenue, Apple is starting subscriptions for podcasts. The Apple Podcast subscription will be available to users in more than 170 countries and regions in May. Creators will decide the price of each subscription and will be billed monthly. With this, creators can additionally present an annual bill, which subscribers can manage from their Apple ID account settings. The company is also redesigning its Apple Podcast app.
Purple model option of iPhone 12
Apple announced that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 will be available in a new purple color option from April 30, with pre-orders starting this Friday. The new iPhone 12 is no different from the current model, it is a new color option for the device only. Prices start from Rs 79,990 and Rs 69,900 respectively.
Apple has announced a new accessory AirTag for the iPhone. This device uses Apple custom technology Find My, which uses iPhones’ network to find lost items such as keys or bags. The AirTag is priced at Rs 3190 for one and Rs 10,900 for four. It will be available from 30 April. Special Hermès range of both AirTag and Holder is also present.
Updated Apple TV 4K with new processor, remote
The Apple TV 4K box has been updated. It will now have a new A12 processor, with redesigned remote physical buttons. The new remote has a trackpad with clickable 3D pad buttons. The remote is backward compatible with older Apple TVs. And it will be available in May. The starting price of the new Apple TV is 18,900 rupees for 32GB storage. It will be available for pre-order on 30 April and will begin shipping in the second part of May. Apple is also selling the new remote separately for Rs. 5800.
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For the first time, the iMac is coming with an M1 processor and does not have an Intel chip inside. The new iMac has a new, more slim aluminum design and comes in red, blue, orange, yellow, silver and green shades. The new iMac looks quite like the iPad Pro. Apple claims that the volume of the iMac has been reduced by 50 percent. It comes with a 24 inch screen. It has a much better webcam, which can record 1080p video. It is available with Apple’s new magnetic power connector. The base model is priced at Rs 119,900, while the better version can be purchased for Rs 139,900. The new device is available for pre-order from 30 April.
Updated iPad Pros
As expected, Apple is launching new iPad Pro models. They will be made available in 11 inches and 12.9 inches. These include the 8-core GPU M1 chip and the new Thunderbolt connector. The top 12.9 inch model has a new mini LED screen. The price of 11 inch model starts at Rs 71,900 and the price of 12.9 inch model is Rs 99,900. It will be available for pre-order on 30 April and will be shipping in May.