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.
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 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.
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.
Buy from Amazon US ( Affiliate links ) 2021 Apple MacBook Pro MK1A3LL/A (16-inch, Apple M1 Max chip with 10‑core CPU and 32‑core GPU, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) – Space Gray – $3,499 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.
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 MacBook Pro 13 and Macbook Air 13 models with Apple M1 Chip are now in stock online on Amazon US. The 8GB ram 256GB SSD Macbook Pro M1 variant has a launch list price of $1,299.99 ( Feb 2021 Lowest Price: $1,219 ) and the 8GB ram 512GB SSD variant sells for $1,499.99 ( Feb 2021 Lowest Price: $1,429.99 ) . These new Apple M1 based Macbook Pro laptops are available in 2 color options- Space Grey and Silver.
Apple Macbook Air 2020 with an M1 chip is currently selling for $993.96 on Amazon US. This model is available in Silver, Space Grey, and Gold colors.
These new Apple Macbook 13 models are powered by Apple’s own M1 chip instead of Intel Core i5 / i7 processors. This is an ARM-based chip offering great performance and battery life over Intel’s current line-up.
Apple M1 chip features an 8-core CPU and an 8-core GPU. It also has a 16-core Neural Engine for AI-related tasks. Out of the 8 cores, 4 of them are performance-cores while the rest are power-efficient cores giving the user the best of both worlds. If you take Geekbench benchmarks scores, the Apple M1 chip beats everything out there in the market.
Since this is an ARM based chipset, you can run Apple iPhone and iPad apps natively without hiccups. Apple boasts around 20 hours of battery usage on the Macbook Pro and around 17 hours with the Macbook Air, which are insane numbers to have on a portable latpop.
Macbook Pro with Apple M1 Chip Specs
13.3-inch display ( LED-backlit / IPS / 2560×1600 resolutuion / 227PPI / 500nits / Wide color P3 support / True Tone Technology )
Apple M1 chip ( 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores / 8-core GPU / 16-core Neural Engine )
8GB ram ( unified memory )
256GB SSD / 512GB SSD
Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports ( Supports DisplayPort / Charging / Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s) / USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s) )
3.5mm Headphone jack
Backlit Magic Keyboard
Touch ID sensor
Ambient light sensor
802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
720p FaceTime HD camera
External display support – One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz
Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
Studio-quality three-mic array with directional beamforming
macOS Big Sur
Up to 17 hours wireless web / Up to 20 hours media playback