Apple 'Spring Loaded' Event Recap
By Chance Miller
April 20, 2021
New iPad Pro with M1
As part of the Apple event today, the company unveiled the new lineup of iPad Pro tablets. The 2021 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro feature the 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU M1 chip, and a new Thunderbolt connector (over the same USB-C port). The larger 12.9-inch model also sports a new mini-LED screen, which Apple calls ‘Liquid Retina XDR’.
New iMacs Announced
Apple has officially unveiled its first redesign of the iMac in over a decade. The new iMac features an all-new design with minimal bezels, plus Apple Silicon on the inside. The new iMac features a 24-inch display with True Tone display technology. It is available in an array of new colors. Inside of the iMac is an M1 processor.
New iPhone Case Colors
Following today’s Apple event, all-new MagSafe iPhone cases have been made available to order on the Apple Store. This new Spring collection includes a wide variety of tones for Apple’s silicone and leather case. The company also debuted new colors for the iPhone 12 leather wallet and leather sleeves.
New Apple TV 4K
After several rumors, Apple today finally announced the sixth generation Apple TV, the company’s set-top box. While keeping the same design, the product comes with the more powerful A12 chip, a new Remote, and more.
AirTags can be attached to any item in order to track it using the Find My app. Earlier this month, Apple also announced the initial set of third-party products that will be integrated into the app. AirTags include UWB functionality called “Precision Finding,” which enables precise location when looking for a lost item nearby, including haptic feedback.
Apple Card Family
As first revealed by 9to5Mac, Apple today introduced at its “Spring Loaded” special event a new feature called “Apple Card Family,” which lets users share the same Apple Card with other family members via iCloud Family Sharing. The Apple Card owner can invite other people to share their card and track everyone’s spending on the Wallet app.
New Purple iPhone 12
At its special event today, Apple has surprisingly announced a new iPhone 12 color. Purple will join the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 lineup on Friday, with the first orders shipping on April 30.
Podcast Subs & New App
Apple has officially an all-new feature coming to Podcasts next month. Apple Podcasts Subscriptions will allow listeners to directly support podcasters through the Podcasts app. The new service inside Apple Podcasts will be available starting in May.