Apple – all the new features unveiled during the Keynote

The faithful of the Apple brand were waiting for it impatiently. The apple firm held its first conference of the year this Tuesday, March 8, 2022. And the least we can say is that 2022 is off to a strong start! New iPhone, new tablet, new Mac and 5K screen… Apple is indeed full of novelties. Not to mention the slogan of the event which promised to be heavy: “ The performance comes on stage ”. Zoom on all the new products unveiled during yesterday’s Apple Keynote!

New iPhone SE

New iPhone SE 2022

With this new iPhone SE , the power will be there! Indeed, Apple has equipped its new iPhone SE 2022 edition with its A15 Bionic chip , the same as in the iPhone 13. This chip embeds a powerful CPU with 6 cores, including 2 cores reserved for performance and the other 4 to deliver high energy efficiency. With this new chip, the iPhone SE would be 1.8 times more powerful than the iPhone 8 .

On the design side, the new iPhone SE has exactly the same features as the iPhone 8, but with much more resistant glass , the same as that of the iPhone 13. In addition, a better battery as well as 5G compatibility to enjoy fully of the Internet and online video games. In short, this new iPhone SE is a testosterone-boosted iPhone 8.

The new iPhone SE comes in three colors: Midnight, Starlight, and RED. On the price side, the iPhone SE will be available from €529 . Pre-orders will be open from Friday March 11, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. for availability set for Friday March 18, 2022.

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Technical characteristics of the new iPhone SE (2022 edition)

iPhone SE (2022)Technical characteristics
YOUiOS 15.3
Screen4.7-inch LCD with IPS technology (1334 x 750 pixels at 326 ppi)
ProcessorA15 Bionic 6-core CPU with 2 performance cores and 4 energy-efficient cores
GPUApple 4-core GPU
RAM3 Go of RAM
Storage64 Go, 128 Go or 256 Go
Main camera12 MPx, f/1.8 (wide), PDAF, OIS
Front camera7 MPx, f/2.2
Connectivity5G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 et Bluetooth 5.0
Batterylithium-ion compatible wireless charging (up to 15 hours of video, 10 hours of streaming or 50 hours of audio)
Dimensions138,4 x 67,3 x 7,3 mm
Weight144 grams

New iPad Air

New iPad Air 2022

Apple also took advantage of its Keynote to present its new iPad Air . This new tablet is notably equipped with the Apple M1 chip made up of 8 cores for boosted performance of up to 60%. Added to this is an 8-core GPU for up to 2x faster graphics than the previous model.

The new iPad Air also features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone display and anti-reflective coating. The iPad Air 2022 also has a 12MP ultra-wide-angle front camera with a centered frame, a 5G network and, of course, it is compatible with the Apple Pencil and the Magik Keybord.

In short, this new iPad Air is as powerful as a PC to play and work in the best possible conditions.

The new iPad Air will go on sale on Friday March 18 from €699 for the WiFi model or €899 for the WiFi+5G model. It will be available in 5 colours : space grey, starlight, pink, mauve and blue.

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Technical characteristics of the new iPad Air (2022 edition)

iPad Air (2022)Technical characteristics
YOUiOS 15.3
Screen10.9-inch LED with IPS technology (2360 x 1640 pixels at 264 ppi)
ProcessorApple M1
GPUApple 8-core GPU
RAM8 Go of RAM
Storage64 Go or 256 Go
Main camera12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3″, 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF
Front camera12 MP, f/2.4, 122˚ (ultra wide-angle)
Connectivity5G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 et Bluetooth 5.0
BatteryLi-Ion (28.6 Wh)
Dimensions247,6 x 178,5 x 6,1 mm
Weight461 grams (Wi-Fi) / 462 grams (Wi-Fi + 5G)

Mac Studio, a small powerhouse

mac studio
mac studio

The Mac Studio is a new computer that embeds a whole new generation of chips for maximum performance: you can choose between the M1 Max or the M1 Ultra . The first has a CPU with 10 cores, while the second has a CPU with 20 cores.

In terms of design, the Mac Studio is 19.7 cm wide and 9.5 cm high, but don’t be fooled by its ultra-compact dimensions, because in reality it’s a small powerhouse . Fortunately, the compact box has a double ventilation system to cool the chip and avoid overheating when its use is at its maximum.

Depending on the chip you choose (M1 Max or M1 Ultra), the Mac Studio has 32, 64 or 128 GB of RAM, 512 GB or 1 TB storage configurable up to 8 TB, 4 Thunderbolt ports 4, an Ethernet port, 2 USB-A ports, an HDMI port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. In terms of connectivity, the Mac Studio is WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 compatible.

The new Mac Studio will be marketed in silver finish from March 18, 2022 from €2,299 .

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Technical characteristics of the new Mac Studio

mac studioTechnical characteristics
YOUmacOS Monterey
ProcessorM1 Max (10 core CPU) or M1 Ultra (20 core CPU)
GPUApple GPU 24 cores or 48 cores (depending on model)
RAMup to 128 GB RAM
Storageup to 8 TB
Connections and extensionIn back :4 x Thunderbolt 4 (up to 40 Gbps)2 x USB‑A (up to 5 Gbps)1 x HDMI1 x Ethernet1 x 3.5mm headphone jackIn the front :2 x USB-C or 2 x Thunderbolt 4 (depending on model)SDXC (UHS‑II) card reader
Connectivity5G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6 et Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions197 x 197 x 9,5 mm
WeightM1 Max : 2,7 kg / M1 Ultra : 3,6 kg

Studio Display, a 5K screen

Apple Display Studio 5K Retina
Apple Display Studio 5K Retina

At first glance, the Studio Display looks a lot like the ProDisplay XDR, but the specs aren’t the same at all. This brand new monitor has a 27-inch Retina 5K screen . On the program: 14.7 million pixels, 600 nits of brightness and 1 billion colors.

Added to this is a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera with Centered frame which is boosted by an A13 Bionic chip . The Studio Display is also equipped with three studio-quality microphones, six speakers for cinematic sound, as well as three USB-C ports including a Thunderbolt port to connect the display to your Mac. Designed for macOS, the Studio Display is also compatible with the Mac Studio, but also with the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or even the Mac Pro and Mac mini.

On the price side, the Apple Studio Display is offered at a price of €1,749 .

If you want to see or review the Apple conference, it’s here  !

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