Apple finally unveiled its 2022 lineup at its Peek Performance event on Tuesday. Fans are excited for the return of anticipated product lines like the 2022 iPhone SE and the updated Mac Studio Display. Today, we’re breaking down some of the biggest headlines from the event. What’s in store for Apple this year?
Apple’s budget-friendly iPhone SE is getting a revamp for 2022. The company announced that the new handset will sport the same A15 Bionic chip that powers the iPhone 13 lineup. This is great news for Apple fans who prefer smaller phones. The SE is an old-school smartphone that still sports bezels and a physical face button. It doesn’t support Face ID, but it does come in at a wallet-friendly price of $430.
Apple opened preorders for the diminutive new handset on March 11 and plans to ship the first wave out on March 18. Fans can expect to see the new SE hit store shelves by late March. The 2022 SE will also support 5G connectivity, making it Apple’s most affordable 5G device.
Mac users already knew that Apple makes incredible display devices. Their newest monitor, the Apple Studio Display, promises to be their best desktop panel yet. The 27-inch 5K Retina Apple Studio Display looks like an iPad with a monitor stand, and fans are raving about its potential.
The new monitor will ship with an A13 Bionic chip, the same processor that powers the base-model iPad.
This means the Apple Studio Display will support features like Center Stage, using its camera array to pick out subjects during video calls. It also sports six speakers, making it a perfect media center for Mac users. The new display will retail for $1,599 and will be available in stores starting on March 18. If you’re looking to upgrade your desktop Mac, this is the device you’ve been waiting for.
The iPad Air is the first iPad refresh since 2020. The new tablet is a beast, sporting a powerful new M1 chip and a gorgeous screen. It comes equipped with a 12-megapixel camera and optional 5G capabilities, allowing you to connect it to the internet even when you’re nowhere near a Wi-Fi hotspot.
As the name suggests, this new iPad is smaller and lighter than its fourth-generation predecessor. It’s also slightly more affordable, coming in at $599. Fans can preorder the latest Apple tablet now, and it’ll receive its worldwide launch later in March.