Apple finally disclosed their second batch of new products before it’s the holiday and shopping season.
They disclosed the products on an event which happened on Monday. Apple launched two high-end MacBook Pro laptops which will be powered by its next-generation silicon chip. They also launched AirPods 3, which are entry-level wireless earbuds which have few features from its higher-end AirPods Pro line.
Apple’s (AAPL) event came amid ongoing concerns in the tech industry about global component shortages and logistics issues. Nonetheless, Google will reveal its Pixel 6 smartphone on Tuesday, and Samsung will hold a mysterious press event the next day.
Here’s a look at what Apple announced:
Apple has unveiled new MacBook Pro laptops that feature the company’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, which are said to be 70% faster and more efficient than the previous M1 chip.
The Pro is available in two sizes: 16 inches and, for the first time, a 14-inch model, with thinner bezels and better displays with a higher refresh rate. Longer-lasting batteries and a high-resolution front-facing camera capable of recording 1080p video are among the other enhancements.
Apple has released an update to its AirPods that includes features from the AirPods Pro line.
The AirPods 3 feature spatial audio, improved sound quality (more powerful bass and crisp high frequency), and are sweat and water resistant for workouts. It also has a new contour design and adaptive EQ, which was previously only available on the AirPods Pro. The wireless earbuds adjust frequencies based on what your ear is hearing in real time to customize sound.
The new model boasts improved battery performance, promising up to 6 hours of battery life and an hour of use after only 5 minutes of charging time. The case will also include MagSafe and wireless charging, according to Apple.