7 things to know about Apple’s Peek Performance event 2022
Apple’s Peek Performance event was jam-packed with announcements. Apple executives took to the stage to announce a number of new products and features, from upgraded versions of the iPhone and iPad to a new Apple TV. Apple showed off an iPhone-powered monitor at its event. In its latest Peek Performance event, Apple announced the iPhone SE with its latest mobile processor and 5G, a new desktop computer for creative pros, and an external display starting at under $5,000.
Here are the most important announcements from the event:
M1 Ultra by Apple
With the introduction of the M1 Ultra, Apple announced a new addition to its Apple Silicon lineup. There are basically two M1 Max chips put together, and up to 128GB of RAM is supported. As Apple puts it, it’s eight times faster than the standard M1. As Apple teased in an upcoming announcement, the M1 Ultra will be available in the Mac Studio and likely in the Mac Pro as well.
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are now available in green color
Apple’s 13 iPhones will be available in a new green color, while the Pro versions will be available in “alpine green”. Preorders are available starting this Friday, and the phones will be available starting March 18th.
Apple announced Mac Studio
The Mac Studio is the newest addition to Apple’s Mac lineup; it’s a desktop version of the Mac Mini with plenty of I/O (at least four Thunderbolt ports and an SD card slot on the front), cooling, and processing power.
Apple’s 27-inch 5K Studio Display costs $1,599 and is powered by an iPhone processor.
The Studio Display sports a 5K screen and a 27-inch metal enclosure. The display supports P3 broad colour and macOS’ True Tone feature, in addition to giving 600 nits of brightness. For video conferencing, a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera is mounted above the screen. Ordering for a new Apple monitor for prosumers is now open, and deliveries will begin on March 18th.
iMac 27-inch no longer available
The 27-inch, Intel-based iMac has disappeared from Apple’s store without being explicitly announced. Currently, there are only two options: either the Studio setup or the M1 iMac with a 24-inch display.
Apple’s new iPhone SE with 5G is powered by the A15 Bionic processor
Apple’s new iPhone SE is a smaller, less expensive smartphone with Apple’s latest A15 CPU’s superior features. While Apple downplayed the SE’s new 5G radio, the firm stressed that when the SE launches on March 18th, it will deliver an experience similar to its more costly iPhone 13 devices, featuring Touch ID.
The M1 chip is included in the new iPad Air
After a year and a half since its last update, the iPad Air has received another update with mostly internal improvements. On cellular models, it gets an eight-core M1 chip, 5G, and a 12-megapixel front-facing camera.
iOS 15.4 rolling out next week
To give you a glimpse of what to expect, The mask will work with Face ID (if you’ve got a newer iPhone)!
Friday Night Baseball will be available on Apple TV Plus
During the regular season, Apple’s streaming service will offer two Major League Baseball games each Friday night. There’s also a new MLB streaming in the United States and Canada featuring replays, news, highlights, and commentary, as well as new on-demand highlights and the Big Inning live programme.