Apple held its event called “Peek Performance” and a presentation that had very high expectations both in numerical and qualitative terms. A good part of products have been formalized, others instead, as always happens, have remained only on paper. Let’s see in detail everything that was brought to the stage by Tim Cook and all the other Apple managers who took turns illustrating new Apple products in this March 2022 event.
New Apple Products Announced in March 2022
As we mentioned at the beginning, expectations were very high for this spring event showcasing new Apple products on the go. Here’s what we have seen in this event, including green color iPhone 13, iPhone SE 3 5G, iPad Air 5, and more.
iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro in Green Color
Similarly like in the previous year, Apple introduced a purple iPhone 12 around this time, this year a green iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini arrived. The “forest green” had been the characteristic color of the iPhone 11 Pro. Those who launched the indiscretion think of a dark color and not the light green that we saw launched on the occasion of the debut of the iPad Air. iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Mac also add the green color called “Alpine Green”. It can be ordered from 11 March with delivery on 18 March at the same prices as the models in other previous colors.
iPhone SE 3 5G
The most predictable of the announcements was the third generation of the iPhone SE. As expected, the phone is identical to the 2020 version with a lot of Touch ID but it has the A15 processor inside thanks to which Apple has increased the autonomy. We also have support for 5G technology and improvements on the camera side thanks to the computational photography system. The wide-angle is 12MP with ƒ/1.8 aperture, Smart HDR 4, featuring photographic styles, Deep Fusion, and portrait mode. A significant novelty was to be the Ceramic Shield and the Magsafe, but they didn’t show up. It comes in three colors: Star White, Midnight, and Red.
iPhone SE will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models starting at $429. In Europe, it will be possible to pre-order iPhone SE from Friday 11 March, with availability starting Friday 18 March.
iPad Air 5
As expected, iPad Air 5 was also launched, which also has an updated SoC and 5G technology here. There is no news in terms of design and functions but there is, as expected, the presence of the M1 processor, the same as the iPad Pro. The iPad Air 2023 makes a huge leap forward in terms of performance: the M1 as known it is about 50% faster than the A15 Bionic. Apple claims the 8-core CPU delivers up to 60% faster performance, while the 8-core GPU delivers up to two times faster graphics performance than the previous iPad Air.
Apple also confirms the adaptation of the front camera which now reaches 12 megapixels with ultra-wide angle and the Auto Framing function, which automatically moves the camera to always keep the subject in the frame even when it moves. The 12MP wide-angle camera on the rear of the iPad also allows you to take sharper photos and shoot videos in 4K.
The new iPad Air will be available for order starting Friday 11 March on the Apple website and on the Apple Store app in 29 countries and will be available starting Friday 18 March.
The iPad Air Wi-Fi models start at $599, while the Wi-Fi+ Cellular models start at $749. The new iPad Air, with capacities of 64GB and 256GB, is available in space gray, galaxy, pink, purple, and blue.
Mac M1 UItra
Apple presented during the event a new processor: M1 Ultra. In fact, these are two M1 Max processors joined in a single die. This allows marketing a CPU with 114 billion transistors, to manage up to 128GB of unified memory for a 20-core CPU and a 64-core GPU with a 32-core Neural engine. Apple claims ProRes performance up to 5.6 faster than a 28-core Mac Pro. Among other features: 90% higher performance in multi-thread and faster 16 core PC processor with the same power consumption, 100 watts less consumption, the memory bandwidth reaches 800GB/s.
Apple has built the new Mac Studio. In fact, it is a Mac mini Pro. From the Mac mini, the Mac Studio takes up the style and design even if it is significantly thicker. It occupies just 19.7cm x 19.7cm and a height of just 9.4cm and features a special system with two-sided fans that disperse heat over 4,000 perforations on the back and bottom of the chassis drive the air through the internal components and cool the high-performance chips.
In the version with M1 Ultra, we get the following things:
- It has up to 3.8 times faster CPU than the fastest 27″ iMac with a 10-core processor.
- It has up to 90% faster CPU than Mac Pro with a 16-core Xeon processor.
- It has up to 60% faster CPU than the 28-core Mac Pro.
- It has up to 4.5x faster graphics than the 27″ iMac and up to 80% faster than the best Mac graphics card available today.
- Up to 12x faster than 27″ iMac and up to 5.6x faster than 28-core Mac Pro at video conversion.
In the version with M1 Max, you will get the following:
- It has up to 2.5 times faster CPU than the fastest 27″ iMac with a 10-core processor.
- It has up to 50% faster CPU than Mac Pro with a 16-core Xeon processor.
- It has up to 3.4x faster graphics than the 27″ iMac and over three times the Mac Pro with its most popular graphics card.
- It’s up to 7.5x faster than 27″ iMac and up to 3.7x faster than 16-core Mac Pro at video conversion.
Mac Studio with M1 Max is on sale starting at $1,999 with availability on March 18. In the version with M1 Ultra (20-core CPU, 48-core GPU, 32-core Neural Engine) 64GB of unified memory, 1TB SSD storage costs $3,999.
Alongside the Mac Studio, Apple announced the new monitor the Studio Display. Here, too, it was a confirmation that was also confirmed in the design.
Studio Display is not a simple 27-inch screen (14.7M pixels, 5K retina) made of aluminum with adjustable inclination and height, with a counterbalancing arm that allows you to comfortably adjust the monitor, but a mini-computer that matches the Mac for bringing to the desktop a host of features never seen before.
In particular, inside there is an A13 processor (the same as the iPhone 11), it has a video camera that offers the possibility of having Center Stage on desktop Macs, high-quality microphones, six speakers (four woofers and two tweeters, with support for spatial audio and Dolby Atmos), three USB-C ports. The ports can deliver up to 96W and load a 14″ MacBook Pro to its full potential.
Studio Display comes for a price of $1,599. Additional configuration options, including different stands, adjustable height, and nano-textured glass, are available at Apple.com/store.
That is everything you need to know about all the new Apple products announced in March 2022. While you are here, do not forget to check out the iPhone SE 3 Technical Specs, Price, Release Date, and More.