Apple quietly releases new iPads, AirPods 2 and refreshes its iMac

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Apple has its event on 25th March where we are expecting to see its new streaming & magazine services and more.

But a week prior to this event, Apple has been releasing new hardware everyday.
Monday – Apple iPad Air & iPad Mini
Tuesday – Refreshed iMac
Wednesday – Apple Airpods 2 (really?)

According to the rumours, it is kenned that the tech giant might be bringing back the iPod from the dead and additionally release its most delayed product, the Apple AirPower.

iPad Air & iPad Mini

Apple has announced the launch of two new iPads. The 10.5-inch new iPad Air and the 7.9-inch new iPad mini are powered by A12 Bionic chip with the Neural Engine, which features Retina display along with support for 1st generation Apple Pencil.

 

Apple iPad Comparison
iPad Air 2 iPad mini 4 iPad Air (2019) iPad mini (2019)
SoC Apple A8X

3 x Typhoon @ 1.5GHz

Apple A8

2 x Typhoon @ 1.5GHz

Apple A12 Bionic

2 × Vortex @ 2.5GHz
4 × Tempest @ 1.59GHz

Display 9.7″ 2048×1536 IPS LCD 7.9″ 2048×1536 IPS LCD 10.5″ 2224×1668
IPS LCDDCI-P3, True Tone
7.9″ 2048×1536
IPS LCDDCI-P3, True Tone
Dimensions 240 x 169.5
x 6.1mm437g
203.2 x 134.8
x 6.1mm298.8g
250.6 x 174.1
x 6.1mm456g / 464g
203.2 x 134.8
x 6.1mm300g / 308.2g
RAM 2GB LPDDR3 2GB LPDDR3 ? ?
NAND 16 / 64 / 128GB 64 / 256GB
Battery 27.3Wh 19.1Wh 30.2Wh 19.1Wh
Front Camera 1.2MP, F/2.2 7MP, F/2.2
Rear Camera 8MP, F/2.4, 1.1 micron 8MP, F/2.4
Cellular 2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Category 9) UE Category 16 LTE (1Gbps) with 4×4 MIMO and LAA
SIM Size NanoSIM NanoSIM + eSIM
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO,
BT 4.2 LE, GPS/GLONASS
802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO,
BT 5.0 LE, GPS/GLONASS
Connectivity Apple Lightning
3.5mm headphone
Apple Lightning
3.5mm headphone
Launch OS iOS 9 iOS 12
Launch Price $499 (16G)
$599 (64G)
$699 (128G)
(Wifi / Cellular)

$399/$529 (16G)
$499/$629 (64G)
$599/$729 (128G)

(Wifi / Cellular)

$499/$629 (64G)
$649/$779 (256G)

(Wifi / Cellular)

$399/$529 (64G)
$549/$679 (256G)

 

Source: Apple

iMac 

Apple on Tuesday updated its iMac line-up with two new devices after a gap of nearly two years that come with up to 8-core Intel 9th-generation processors for the first time and powerful Vega graphics options.

The new 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display starts at Rs 1,19,900 and the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display will cost Rs 1,69,900.

Both the devices are available starting next week, through Apple Authorised Resellers, the company said in a statement.

With updated processors this time, customers will experience dramatically faster performance for a wide range of everyday computing tasks, said the company.

The 21.5-inch iMac now features 8th-generation quad-core and for the first time 6-core processors – delivering up to 60 per cent faster performance.

Source: Apple

 

The “New” AirPods 

For the third successive day, Apple has announced a refresh for its product lines. After the iPad Air and the iPad Mini, as well as the iMac 21.5 and the iMac 27, it is the turn of the much awaited update for the wireless buds, the AirPods. The updated AirPods are powered by the new Apple-designed H1 chip which enables longer battery life, faster wireless connections as well as the hands-free “Hey Siri” feature. No, they are not called AirPods 2 and they still have the same design.

Source: Apple

Apple says the new AirPods will be priced at Rs 14,900 ($159) if you buy these with the standard charging case and Rs 18,900 ($199) if you buy these with the new wireless charging case. The new AirPods will be available in stores in India “later this spring”, though exact details aren’t available just yet. If you already own the AirPods, you could even buy yourself an upgrade to the wireless charging case, which is priced at Rs 7,500 ($79).

Source: Apple

Stay tuned for more updates on what Apple has to bring in the upcoming days.

Update : They did not release any more hardware, and the AirPower is cancelled.

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