Apple event highlights
The new chip allowed Apple to shrink the internal hardware building in a smaller logic board and replacing the thermal system that keeps the machine cool with two small fans. The new iMac is just 11.5 millimeters deep.
The M1 chip will also make iMac apps run faster, improve the speed of machine learning and enable the use of iPhone apps such as Zillow and Headspace from the iMac screen, Apple execs said Tuesday.
iMac will now have a 24 inch, 4.5 K display with 11.3 million pixels. And it comes in seven colors, including peach, mint and lavender.
For users still working from home, Apple also improved the iMac’s camera. The 1080p camera’s features include auto white balance, noise reduction and tone mapping to make you look better. The computer also has a new mic designed to reduce feedback noise so you sound better, too.
The new iMac starts at $1,299 for four colors, and $1,499 for the other three colors plus additional features. It will be available in the second half of May.
Meanwhile, Apple is adding a touch ID button to the iMac’s external keyboard for the first time. The Touch ID button will be placed in the top right corner of the keyboard, like it is on the latest MacBooks, and will similarly let users unlock their computer, switch users or make payments through their fingerprints.
The small, flat, circular discs with built in chips allow someone to locate items when connected to Apple’s Find My hermes birkin replica vs real
app. It also works with Siri.
The stainless steel devices, which are water and dust resistant, feature a built in speaker that plays sounds to help locate it. The is packed with the Apple designed U1 chip, which uses Ultra Wideband technology the same chip used in the iPhone 12.
While location trackers are hardly new there are similar products from Samsung, Sony and Tile the U1 chip will more accurately determine the distance and direction to a lost item, Apple says.
Apple is rolling out the next generation of its Apple TV 4K streaming device, along with a new Siri remote.
The remote, made from what Apple says is 100% recycled aluminum, includes a new pad at the top that users can click or swipe through to navigate, as well as a dedicated Siri button on the side.
The remote also has a dedicated power button to switch your TV on and off. The new Apple TV will be available starting April 30, with a 32 GB version for $179 and a 64 GB version for $199
Apple also redesigned its podcast app, including a new section called channels that will curate shows.
Apple card updates, a purple iPhone and more
The iPhone 12 now available in purple
The company also made changes to its Apple Card offering for spouses and families who share their credit card accounts.
Spouses can now merge and share their Apple Card credit lines, while having equal rights on the account and with each person building credit. For families, the company will now allow any member over the age of 13 to use the family Apple Card account. Apple Card is an Apple branded credit card issued by Goldman Sachs that the company launched in 2019, available only to iPhone users.
Apple also announced a paid service for podcasts called Apple Podcast Subscriptions. Among the perks of a podcast subscription will be ad free listening, early access to new series and exclusive content. Some of the participating media brands include NPR, the Los Angeles Times and The Athletic. The paid service will be available in 170 regions and countries next month. Podcast creators set their own pricing.
In a bit of a surprise, Apple dedicated some stage time to announce that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are now available in purple. This joins existing models available in blue, green, black, white and red. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc.2018. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard Poor’s and S are registered trademarks of Standard Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC.