Apple Overnight Announcements

iMac 24-inch (M1)

Apple introduced its first Apple Silicon-based iMac. It’s available in seven colors and it has a 24-inch 4.5K Retina Display. The new iMac also includes a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, studio-quality mics, and a six-speaker sound system. The new iMac offers powerful performance in a design that’s just 11.5 millimetres thin. The iMac 24-inch starts at $1899 will be available to order starting April 30 and it will ship to customers starting in the second half of May.

iPad Pro (M1)

The new iPad Pro 11 and 12.9 now has the M1 chipset. Both feature optional 5G networking, but the 12.9-inch version is the better upgrade, with its new Liquid Retina XDR display. Improved camera system. iPad Pros now support Thunderbolt. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $1199 but the 12.9-inch version $1649 and up. Both will be available to order starting April 30 and will ship to customers starting in the second half of May.

AirTag

Apple’s tracker a small and elegantly designed accessory that helps keep track of and find items was announced after a 2 year wait. The AirTag costs $45, but you can buy a pack of five for $149. “Whether attached to a handbag, keys, backpack, or other items, AirTag taps into the vast, global Find My network and can help locate a lost item, all while keeping location data private and anonymous with end-to-end encryption,” Apple notes. AirTag will be available beginning Friday, April 30.

More information on AirTags

Apple TV 4K

Apple TV 4K was announced featuring a faster A12 processor and a new Siri remote with a power button and a dial for scrolling through content. The new Apple TV 4K will be available for order starting April 30 at $249 for a version with 64 GB of storage, and it will ship in the second half of May.

iPhone 12 in purple

Apple isn’t changing the iPhone 12, but it is offering the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini in a new purple color if you’re so inclined. Prices remain the same and the purple versions will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, April 23, with availability beginning Friday, April 30.

Apple Podcasts subscriptions

The Apple Podcasts app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac is getting a major upgrade with Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, a way for customers to discover and pay for ad-free podcasts that will go live starting in May.

iOS 14.5

Available to download next week

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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