Apple’s first event of 2022 kicks off at 10 a.m. PT and the hype couldn’t be greater. From the intriguing tagline to the rumors floating around, today’s keynote is sure to be filled with surprise, disappointment, and a whole bunch of new products. Here’s all the latest news as it happens.
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Apple TV+: Tim Cook is starting with updates on Apple TV+’s shows and awards.
Apple TV+: Friday Night Live Basebal (if there’s a season). Two games per week
iPhone 13: Two new colors: Green (iPhone 13) and Alpine green (iPhone 13 Pro)
iPhone SE: A15 chip, three colors: Midnight, Starlight, and Product RED. Ceramic Glass on front and back, 5G, Deep Fusion photography, Smart HDR 4, Photographic Styles. No night mode? Same design. Preorders Friday, $429.
iPad Air: M1, Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage, 5G, new colors: purple, pink, brighter blue, same $599 price.
M1 Ultra: Desktop chip with up 20-core CPU, 64-core GPU, 128GB of RAM. 8X faster than M1!
Mac Studio: M1 Max/M1 Ultra, quiet design, 6 thunderbolt ports, two USB-A, HDMI, SD card slot, 3.7-inch high design. Starts at $1,999 with M1 Max processor and $3,999 with M1 Ultra processor.
Studio display: 27-inch display, 5K, A13 chip, 12MP Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage, six-speaker sound system, three mics, three USB-C ports, one Thunderbolt port, can fast charge a 14-inch Mac Pro. $1,599
‘Peek Performance’ event: The latest news and rumors
M1 iPad Air:9to5Mac reported late Monday that the iPad Air will get an M1 processor rather than the A15 in the iPad Air. We assume that also means it will have 8GB of RAM, twice what the current model has, and there may even be a 16GB option in higher storage configurations, like with the iPad Pro.
Mac Studio and 27-inch Studio Display: After a flurry of rumors, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg tweeted Monday night that the Mac Studio and a new 27-inch Apple monitor are “ready to go” and “should arrive tomorrow.” Details are somewhat scarce, but we expect the new machine to have upgraded M1 Pro/M1 Max processors with a larger enclosure than the Mac mini, and have more ports than the current model.
New iPhone 13 color: Luke Miani reports that Apple will unveil a new green iPhone 13 “somewhere between the Mint iPhone 12 and Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro” during the event tomorrow. Apple also unveiled a purple iPhone 12 during last year’s Spring Loaded event.
MagSafe for iPhone SE:As spotted by MacRumors, a post from Naver user yeux1122 claims that the iPhone SE will get MagSafe, Ceramic Shield, and a battery life boost.
Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.