2022 Apple iPad Air 5th Gen up for pre-order on Amazon US

Apple announced a bunch of new gadgets during the recent 2022 March Apple Event. Some of these are already available to pre-order online in the US. Amazon has now listed 2022 Apple iPad Air 5th Gen ( 11-inch ) 64GB and 256GB models up for pre-order. You can buy these in a few different colors – Blue, Purple, Pink, Starlight, and Space Gray.

In the US, the new 2022 Apple iPad Air 5th Gen ( 11-inch ) costs $599.99 for the base WiFi only 64GB model. WiFi + Cellular 64GB variant has a launch price of $749.99.

The 256GB iPad Air 5th Gen WiFi-only model costs $749.99 and WiFi + Cellular has a price tag of $899 in the US.

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Specs and Features
2022 Apple iPad Air 5th Gen ( 11-inch ) is powered by the M1 chip which also powers other Apple products like Macbook Mini, Macbook Air, iPad Pro, etc. It features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with a native pixel resolution of 2360×1640 pixels. This new iPad supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation).

It has a 12MP Wide camera at the back that can shoot 4K videos up to 60fps. On the front, there is a 12MP Ultra-Wide camera with a 122° field of view.

iPad Air 5th gen supports WiFI 6 networks and has Bluetooth 5.0. Apple has equipped this with a 28.6Whr rechargeable lithium‑polymer battery and offers up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‐Fi or watching video. It ships with the latest iPadOS 15 operating system.

Other products Apple launched during the March 2022 Apple Event – Mac Studio with M1 Max / M1 Ultra chip, Studio Display, Alpine Green iPhone 13 models, and iPhone SE 2022 3rd gen.

New Launches at 2022 Apple Event held on March 8th

Apple has announced a few new products during the Apple Event held on March 8th, 2022. The Apple ‘Peek Performance’ Spring 2022 event has brought new iPhones, old iPhones in new colors, an updated iPad Air model, a beefed-up Mac Mini, and an all-new M1 Ultra desktop processor.

Apple’s iPhone SE 2022 model comes with a 4.7-inch display and is powered by the A15 Bionic chipset, which also powered their iPhone 13 series of smartphones. So performance-wise, you are getting the best out there. This 3rd generation iPhone SE, like its predecessors, has just a single camera at the back. In the US, this has a launch price tag of $429. It will ship to customers from March 18th onwards.

Apple’s Mac Studio Desktop is a beefed-up Mac Mini in disguise. You can buy these with either the M1 Max chip or the just-announced M1 Ultra chip to get a powerful desktop at your disposal. This is clearly aimed at creative professionals. You get features like Thunderbolt 4, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5 etc.

According to Apple, the new M1 Ultra chip is eight times faster than their first-gen M1 chip, which is ridiculously fast. It has a 20-core CPU and a 64-core GPU setup. There is also a 48-core GPU variant. Out of the 20 cores, 16 are performance cores.

Apple’s Studio Display is another product you would be interested to get on to your next-gen desktop. This is a 27 inch 5K resolution screen that costs $1,599.

Apple is bringing 2022 iPad Air models with M1 chip on board, offering much better performance. The Wifi only model costs $599 while the WiFi+Cellular has a launch price of $749.

As is the norm, you are getting some older Apple iPhones in a new color. The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro models will be available to purchase in an Alpine Green color. You will able to pre-order this in a couple of days from Apple Store, Amazon US etc.

Apple Mac Studio Price in the US | Pre-order now, Ships on March 18th

Apple has officially unveiled 2022 Mac Studio Desktop – a beefed-up Mac Mini – made for creative professionals. It costs $1,999.00 for the bast version and $3,999.00 for the high-end model. You can pre-order this starting today from the Apple Store, and will be available to pre-order from Amazon US in the coming days as well.

Apple Mac Studio can be bought with an M1 Max chip or the top-end M1 Ultra chipset. The base model comes with 32GB of unified memory and 512GB SSD storage. The $3999 model comes with 64GB unified memory and has 1TB SSD storage. Of course, you customize this and configure a system with up to 128GB unified memory and 8TB SSD storage – that would cost you $7,999.

The M1 Max powered Apple Mac Studio has Two USB-C ports on the front while the M1 Ultra powered model has got Two Thunderbolt 4 ports instead. On the back, both these have Four Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A ports, one HDMI port, one 10Gb Ethernet port, and one 3.5 mm headphone jack. You get an SDXC card slot on the front of both models.

Official Apple M1 Ultra info
Built from two M1 Max chips, M1 Ultra lets you to power through workflows on an unprecedented scale. So you can do things like run complex particle simulations or render massive 3D environments that were previously impossible to render. And with twice the media engine resources, M1 Ultra can support up to 18 streams of ProRes 422 video playback — something no other personal computer can do.

Apple M1 Ultra comes in two configurations. The cheaper one has got a 20-Core CPU and 48-Core GPU. The top-end one has a 64-core GPU.

2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14,16 models listed on Amazon US

Apple has announced 2021 Macbook Pro Models with Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets. In the US, the base 14-inch model has a launch price tag of $1999. The top-end 16-inch model has a price of $3499. You can buy these in Silver or Space Grey colors. A few of these models are now listed online on Amazon US and will be available to pre-order in the coming days.

The new 2021 Apple Macbook Pro 14-inch models are powered by M1 Pro chip. The 512GB SSD 16GB ram model has an M1 Pro chip with an 8-core CPU and 14-core GPU while the 1TB SSD 16GB ram model has a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU M1 Pro chip. Both models have 16GB unified memory.

2021 Apple Macbook Pro 16-inch models can be bought with M1 Pro or M1 Max chip. The base model has a price tag of $2499 in the US. Apple M1 Max chip model features a 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores as well as has a 32-core GPU for ultimate performance. This high-end model comes with 32GB unified memory ( ram ) and has 1TB SSD storage. The price for this model is $3499.

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2021 Apple MacBook Pro ‎MKGQ3LL/A (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) – Space Gray – $2,499
2021 Apple MacBook Pro ‎MKGR3LL/A (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 8‑core CPU and 14‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) – Silver – $1,999
2021 Apple MacBook Pro ‎MKGT3LL/A (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) – Silver – $2,499
2021 Apple MacBook Pro ‎MKGP3LL/A (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 8‑core CPU and 14‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) – Space Gray – $1,999.

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All these new models support Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW. Regular models have a single Video encode engine, Video decode engine, and ProRes encode and decode engine while the Apple M1 Max chip powered Macbook Pro 16 has Two video encode engines and Two ProRes encode and decode engines.

The display on this new 2021 Macbook Pro features a Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz. This panel supports a peak brightness of 1600 nits and has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

Apple has equipped the 16 inch 2021 Macbook Pro models with a 100Wh battery and ships with a 140W USB-C Power Adapter. The 14 inch models have a 70Whr battery and ship with 67W USB-C ( with M1 Pro with 8-core CPU ) or 96W USB-C power adapter ( with M1 Pro with 10-core CPU ).

Manufacturer description of Apple M1 Pro
M1 Pro delivers game-changing performance with amazing battery life. It features up to 10 CPU cores and up to 16 GPU cores, as well as a 16-core Neural Engine and a powerful media engine that can play as many as 4 streams of 8K video. Delivering 200GB/s of memory bandwidth, M1 Pro can be configured with up to 32GB of unified memory to handle complex professional workflows.

Manufacturer description of Apple M1 Max
When you need the highest level of performance ever in a Mac notebook, there’s M1 Max. It allows you to max out the performance of MacBook Pro with double the GPU core count and memory bandwidth of M1 Pro, and a more powerful media engine that can play up to 5 streams of 8K video. You can configure M1 Max with up to 64GB of unified memory, enabling your MacBook Pro to work faster and handle massive files with ease.

Apple Watch Series 7 up for pre-order on Amazon US

Apple Watch Series 7 which was announced during the Apple Event 2021 couple of weeks ago is now available to pre-order online in the US. This new 2021 Apple Watch is available in 41mm and 45mm sizes with the price starting at $399. You can buy this in different band and case colors, as well as there is a Product Red version. Amazon US has now listed a few models up for pre-order. According to the listing, it will ship to customers on October 15, 2021.

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS 41mm model has a launch price tag of $399 in the US. The GPS + Cellular, 41mm model can be preordered for $499. The 45mm GPS model has a launch price of $429, while the GPS+Cellular 45mm has a price tag of $529.

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS + Cellular, 45mm (Product) RED Aluminum Case with (Product) RED Sport Band is available to pre-order at $529.

Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium case finishes are available in 5 different color options – midnight, starlight, green, and a new blue and Product RED. You can also get the Stainless steel models which come in silver, graphite, and gold stainless steel, along with Apple Watch Edition in titanium and space black titanium.

Apple Watch Series 7 Price in India starts at Rs 41,900, Apple Watch SE starts at Rs 29,900, and Apple Watch Series 3 starts at Rs 20,900.

Apple Watch Series 7 features a larger display than its predecessors, with 20% more screen area than Series 6. It has an Always-on supporting display with a crack-resistant front crystal. This new Apple watch like the older models has a Swimproof design with IP6X dust resistance letting you use it during a wide range of outdoor activities.

Apple has also made improvements in other areas. Apple Watch Series 7 charges up to 33 percent faster than Series 6 models. It comes with health features like ECG, Measure blood oxygen level, Electrical heart sensor and third-generation optical heart sensor.

Apple Watch Series 7 Specs and Features

  • Case sizes: 41mm or 45mm case
  • Processor: 64-bit dual-core processor
  • Chipset: Apple U1 chip (Ultra Wideband), W3 wireless chip
  • Display specs: LTPO OLED display ( Always On, Retina display, 1000 nits brightness )
  • Display type: Ion-X glass display on aluminium cases / Sapphire crystal display on stainless steel and titanium cases
  • Models: GPS and GPS + Cellular
  • Health features: Electrical heart sensor, Third-generation optical heart sensor, ECG app, High and low heart rate notifications, Blood oxygen sensor, Fall Detection
  • Waterproofing: Swimproof (water resistant 50 metres) and Dust resistant (IP6X)

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Pre-order Apple iPad Mini 6 2021 from Amazon US

Apple has officially launched the new iPad Mini 6 2021 model during the Apple Event held on Sep 14th. The new Apple iPad Mini 2021 will be available to pre-order in the US online from Amazon US and other retailers starting today Sep 14 and will ship to customers on Sep 24th. You can buy this in 4 different color options – Space Gray, Pink, Purple and Starlight.

iPad Mini 6 2021 US Pricing: WiFi Only models – $499 ( 64GB ), $649 ( 256GB ), WiFi + Cellular Models – $649 ( 64GB ), $799 ( 256GB ).

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2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad 9th Generation powered by A13 Bionic chip is also available to pre-order at a launch price of $329.

The new iPad Mini 2021 model is powered by the latest Apple chip – A15 Bionic which has a 6-core CPU and 5-core GPU, along with 16-core Neural Engine. The older gen A14 Bionic still outperforms almost all other chips made by Apple’s competitors. So the newer A15 would be still very fast and powerful for years to come when you compare the competition.

The 2021 iPad Mini 6 features an 8.3-inch 2266×1488 pixel resolution IPS screen with a True Tone display. The max brightness supported by this panel is 500 nits. This model supports 2nd generation Apple Pencil.

Apple has powered this new iPad with a 19.3Whr lithium-polymer battery which offers up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‑Fi or watching video. Unlike the new Apple iPhone 13 series, iPad Mini comes with a USB Type-C port ( USB 3.1 Gen 1 , supports DisplayPort ).

Apple iPad Mini 6 2021 model Full Specs and Features

  • Processor / Chipset: Apple A15 Bionic chip ( 6 cores CPU / 5 core GPU / 16-core Neural Engine )
  • Display features: 8.3-inch LED-backlit Multi-Touch display ( IPS / 2266×1488 pixels resolution / True Tone Display / P3 wide color display / 326 PPI / 500nits / anti-glare / Apple Pencil Gen 2 support )
  • Storage options: 64GB / 256GB
  • Operating system: iPadOS 15
  • Wireless: 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, 5G NR ( optional ), Built‑in GPS/GNSS ( on WiFi + Cellular models ), iBeacon microlocation
  • Sensors: Touch ID, Three-axis gyro, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer
  • Port: USB-C port with support for DisplayPort, Charging, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5Gb/s)
  • Camera: 12MP Wide camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture rear camera, 12MP Ultra Wide F2.4 aperture front camera
  • Audio: Dual microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording, Stereo speakers (landscape)
  • Video recording: 4K video recording at 24 fps, 25 fps, 30 fps, or 60 fps
  • Battery: 19.3Whr Li-Po
  • Battery usage: Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‑Fi or watching video
  • Colors available in: Space Gray, Pink, Purple, Starlight
  • Weight: 293-297 grams
  • In the box: iPad Mini 2021, USB-C Charge Cable (1 meter), 20W USB-C Power Adapter

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Apple M1 Macbook Pro 13 on Offer on Amazon US [ May 2021 ]

Amazon has Apple M1 chip Macbook Pro models available for Discounted prices online.

The 8GB ram 256GB Macbook Pro 13 202o Model can be bought for an offer price of $1,099 and the 8GB ram 512GB model has a Deal price of $1,299.99. This $200 Discount is currently not available on US Apple Store online.

The launch selling price for these models are $1,299 and $1,499 in the US.

2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip is also available for a Discounted price – $949 ( 8GB/256GB – $50 OFF ) $1,149 ( 8GB/512GB – $100 OFF ).

These 2020 models are powered by Apple’s own M1 chip and offer better overall performance than higher-priced Intel-based Macbook Pros. These are ARM-based laptops and Apple uses build-in software to convert apps to work on this architecture properly.

Specs and Features

  • Processor: Apple M1 chip ( 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores / 8-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine )
  • Memory: 8GB ram ( unified memory )
  • Storage: 256GB / 512GB SSD storage
  • Display: 13.3 inch 2560 by 1600 pixels Retina display ( True Tone support / Wide color P3 / 400nits brightness )
  • Keyboard: Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID sensor
  • Audio: Stereo speakers with high dynamic range, 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Webcam: 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • Wireless: WiFi 6 network support, Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Ports: 2x Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
  • Battery capacity: 58.2Whr
  • Battery life: Up to 17 hours wireless web
  • Power supply: 61W USB-C Power Adapter

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Apple iPad Pro 2021 up for Pre-order from Amazon US ( 11, 12.9 inch )

Apple has launched the iPad Pro 2021 models in the US. There are two Pro models available to purchase – 11-inch 3rd Gen model and 12.9-inch 5th Gen model. These new iPads are now available to pre-order online from Amazon US.

What’s new?
The 4th Gen iPad Pro models were powered by the Apple A12Z Bionic chipset which performance-wise was inferior to the Apple iPad Air launched last year with the A14 Bionic chip. The 2021 iPad Pro models however zoom past all of these models thanks to the mighty Apple M1 silicon inside. The recently launched Macbook Air and Pro models also feature the same chip.

Launch Price
The 11 inch iPad Pro 2021 3rd Gen model has a launch price of $799 in the US for the base model ( 128GB ). The WiFi + Cellular model can be bought for $999 as well.

The 12.9 inch iPad Pro 2021 5th Gen model has a launch price of $1099 for the base model. The WiFi + Cellular model has a price tag of $1299.

You can buy these models with more storage options – 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB. The 128GB, 256GB and 512GB model comes with 8GB of ram while the 1TB and 2TB models have 16GB of ram.

Specs and Features
The 11-inch model features a 2388×1668 pixels Liquid Retina display with a max brightness of 600nits supported. It has features like True Tone display, ProMotion technology, Wide colour display (P3), Anti-reflective coating etc.

The more expensive 12.9-inch model features a 2732×2048 pixels Liquid Retina XDR display which can go up to 1600 nits peak brightness ( HDR mode ). This one has a Mini-LED display featuring a 2D backlighting system with 2596 full‑array local dimming zones.

The 11-inch model is powered with a 28.65Wh battery which offers up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi or watching videos. The 12.9 Pro model has a bigger battery at 40.88Wh and offers the same battery usage.

Other new Apple 2021 Launches: iMac 24 with Mi Chip, AirTags, Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD, Apple Magic Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro – 5th Generation.

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Apple AirTag up for Pre-order on Amazon US | $99 for 4 Pack

Apple has launched AirTag ( MX542AM/A ) in the US during the Spring Event 2021 couple of days ago. This is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. You can buy 1x Apple AirTag for a price of $29.00 or a pack of 4 for $99.00.

What is Apple AirTag?
It is an iPhone accessory that provides a private and secure way to easily locate the items it is tagged with, for eg your bag, your keys, etc. This is part of Apple’s Find My ecosystem. You can use the Find My App on the iPhone to locate the misplaced AirTag. Apple has powered this with an Apple-designed U1 chip and uses Ultra-Wideband technology to locate the tag.

AirTag is IP67 water and dust-resistant. It has a built-in speaker that plays sounds to help locate AirTag. After prolonged use, you can remove the back cover and replace the battery with a new one.

To connect the AirTag to the iPhone, all you have to do is bring it close to the iPhone, and it will magically connect as you do with your Airpods. Apple is also launching many AirTag accessories to go with it like the Polyurethane Loop, Leather Loop, Leather Key Ring etc

If you in case lost your AirTag, you can put it into Lost Mode and be notified when it is in range or has been located by Apple’s Find My network. If you stumble upon a lost Airtag, you can use your iPhone to get the contact phone number of the original owner ( ie if they have provided one ).

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Kensington StudioDock for iPad Pro 12.9, 11 in stock on Amazon US ( K34030WW / K34031WW )

Kensington has launched StudioDock for iPad Pro 12.9 and 11 online in the US. It is now in stock and available to pre-order online from Amazon US. Kensington StudioDock for iPad Pro 12.9″ (K34030WW) has a launch price of $369.99 and Kensington StudioDock for iPad Pro 11″ and iPad Air 11″ (K34031WW) has a price tag of $349.99. Check out the current lowest prices here. ( #paidlink )

Kensington StudioDock, as the name suggests lets you dock your Apple iPad Tablets for better productivity and ease of use. You can Magnetically attach and detach your iPad Pro / iPad Air in either Landscape or Portrait mode. While docked, it can charge the iPad at rapid charging speeds of 37.5W via USB Type C which is faster than the regular Apple Charger you get in the box.

You also get Qi wireless charging space for your iPhone ( up to 7.5W ) as well as for your Airpods ( up to 5W ). Kensington is also planning to launch a variant with charging support for Apple Watch ( K34032WW – launching in Mid 2021 ).

You can connect your iPad to an external monitor using this dock thanks to the 4K HDMI 2.0 video output support build into this. It also comes with an SD card reader ( supports UHS-II SD 4.0 ) that lets you connect your sdcards easily on to the iPad without needing adapters or dongles.

Kensington has equipped this with four USB ports. It has a single USB Type-C port that supports 5V/3A & 9V/2A charging. You also get 3x USB 3.0 ports. There is a 3.5mm audio jack as well as a Gigabit Ethernet jack for more connectivity options.

Kensington K34030WW Compatibility: USB-C iPad Pro 12.9″ (2018 or later)
Kensington K34031WW Compatability: USB-C iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018+) or 11-inch (2018+) or iPad Air (2020+)

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