The 24-inch M1 iMac, M1 iPad Pro, and the new Apple TV 4K have gone on sale across most of the major markets in the world. Customers in New Zealand and Australia were the first to get their hands on the new iPad Pro and iMac.
Customers who managed to get their M1 iMac or iPad Pro pre-orders in early should also expect it to be delivered today itself. Apple announced the M1 iPad Pro, iMac, and new Apple TV 4K at its ‘Spring Loaded’ event last month. It also announced the AirTags at the event, which went up for pre-order immediately after the event.
However, the new iPad Pro, iMac, and Apple TV only went up for pre-orders at the end of April, with Apple keeping an unusually long gap of three weeks for launching the products. The delay can be likely attributed to a semiconductor shortage, which has also affected Apple.
The newly redesigned iMac features a bigger 24-inch 4.5K Retina Display. Despite the bigger display, the 24-inch iMac is 50% smaller in volume. It is powered by Apple’s M1 chip and offers up to 80% better performance than the outgoing 21.5-inch Intel-based iMacs. It can be configured with up to 16GB of unified memory.
Apple is bundling a new Magic Keyboard with the redesigned iMacs featuring a Touch ID sensor.
Pricing for the 24-inch iMac starts from $1,299, with the mid-tier model costing $1,499. The high-end model with 512GB storage is priced at $1,699.
2021 iPad Pro
From a design standpoint, the 2021 iPad Pro might not look that different from the 2020 models. However, Apple has made some major internal upgrades. The 2021 iPad Pro features Apple’s M1 chip, the same chip that it uses on the 13-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and the 24-inch iMac.
The tablets also feature Thunderbolt connectivity allowing you to connect high-bandwidth storage devices and other accessories. The front camera has also been upgraded to offer the ‘Center Stage’ feature. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro features a Liquid Retina XDR display, which offers a peak brightness of 1,600 nits and a contrast ratio of 1 million-to-1.
You can read more about the differences between the 2020 iPad Pro and 2021 iPad Pro here.
New Apple TV 4K
The new Apple TV 4K features a more powerful A12 Bionic chip that offers better video decoding, audio processing, and improved graphics performance. It also supports Dolby Vision and high frame HDR, with Apple working with content providers to bring high frame rate content to the streaming box.
There’s a new intelligent color balance process in the new Apple TV 4K that uses the light sensor on your iPhone to calibrate the colors on your TV. The new Apple TV 4K also comes with an updated Siri Remote with better ergonomics. It features power and mute buttons to control the TV, along with a scroll wheel and touchpad at the center.
The new Siri remote is also compatible with the 2017 Apple TV 4K. It can be purchased separately for $59.
Did you pre-order the M1 iMac, iPad Pro, or the new Apple TV 4K? Or do you plan to get one from your nearest Apple store today?