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Apple on Tuesday unveiled the long-awaited AirDex and another series of products at the first big event of 2021.
In line with the controls caused by the epidemic, the presentation was given by video recording, which was hosted by Apple CEO Tim Cook.
A key decision after watching the event on Tuesday was that Apple has made a firm commitment to products containing the M1 chip, which was developed by the company in the face of a global shortage of semiconductors.
And the long-awaited tracker has been released AIrday, Which will be released at the end of April.
Its first significant update to the iconic desktop computer was announced in recent years. iMac And the new iPod Pro, which has M1 chip and 5G connectivity.
The so-called AirDex is the most anticipated product by Apple fans.
They are small disks Can be attached to any object Send the Bluetooth signal to a home device – iPod or iPhone – to alert the user of their location.
The original tracker, Tile, a competitive product, was released in 2014 after a successful crowdfunding campaign.
The The airdocks cost $ 29 They will be on the market on April 30th, said Carolyn Wolfman-Estrada, Apple’s engineering project director.
They work with the iPhone 11 (released in 2019) and all devices with the U1 chip thereafter.
Comes with 5G iPad and other updates
Another challenge from Apple is the new iPad Pro, which is paired with the M1 chip, as well as a high-distance camera and 5G data connectivity, said production director Raja Bose.
The graphics performance of the latest version of the M1 chip will be 1,500 times faster than the original, he said in a presentation focusing on the benefits of the iPod graphics and gaming.
The new model will also have storage up to 2 terabytes.
According to ITC analysts, the tablet market grew in 2020 for the first time in seven years, with sales growth driven by the consumer and education sector during epidemics.
The new Super-Slim Imax is introduced in seven different colors, with Apple’s new M1 chip integrated and a 24 – inch screen with 11.3 million pixels, as well as an upgraded camera and other updates.
No big surprises
Analysis by North American technical reporter James Clayton
This release is not exactly a surprise event.
Newer MacBooks with the M1 chip have received rave reviews, so it’s a matter of time before Apple changes its other products to the new design.
The new IMAX and iPods will be fast and powerful, otherwise it would be ridiculous.
Interesting to announce that Apple is talking a lot about AirDex.
You can attach it to your keys or your dog’s collar, anything. If you lose them, you can find them using your phone.
It looks like a product already on the market, tile, however, at first glance it seems that airtacks have a different tracking system.
This is another example of the long list of cases in which large technology companies borrow / copy ideas from smaller companies, and these gestures are not what many legislators want.
This publication is also interesting, so it is not discussed.
It was speculated that Apple could introduce its new transparency tool in monitoring Applications We now know that the latest version of its operating system iOS 14.5 is expected next week.
Apple wants to put limits on how it follows you on the Internet on its branded devices. You say you want to protect the privacy of your customers.
Sites like Facebook, which relies heavily on advertising revenue, are opposed to the move.
However, this Tuesday’s event is centered on preparations.
Apple also announced a new subscription to the site Web light, In accordance with its commitment to services Streaming, First announced in 2019.
It featured the new Apple TV4Q with the redesigned Siri and HDR remote service.
HDR offers a wide range of colors, which makes the images very clear and realistic.
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