Every new product announced at Apple’s Spring 2022 event
The latest Apple event is over, and the March 8 spring edition titled Peek Performance contained a treasure trove of new devices, including the iPhone SE, iPad Air, and the all-new Mac Studio and Studio Display.
Just in case you missed it or wanted a recap because it went by so quickly, here’s everything Apple announced at the event — in chronological order.
We also have a forecast article that takes a closer look at Apple’s plans for 2022.
New iPhone 13 colors
Apple made it easy for us with a few new colors for the iPhone 13, so if you’ve been waiting for a green model, there’s good news.
The standard iPhone 13 is now available in green while the iPhone 13 Pro is now available in alpine green. You can pre-order them from March 11 ahead of their March 18 release.
iPhone SE 3
The colors are nice but a new iPhone is more interesting, and it comes in the form of the highly anticipated iPhone SE for 2022 – although Apple is just calling it the SE as before rather than something, you know, reasonable like the SE 3.
Although the design remains the same (with a Touch ID Home button and an IP67 rating) it benefits from a number of hardware upgrades starting with the A15 Bionic chip – it’s the same as the iPhone 13 .
It also supports 5G and now has a 12Mp front camera with support for Smart HDR 4 and Deep Fusion. You also, of course, get iOS 15 with Apple saying the 2022 SE will be getting “updates for years to come”.
Prices start at £419 / US$429 (the same as the 2020 model) with pre-orders starting March 11 ahead of its March 18 release.
Read our full guide to Apple’s third-generation iPhone SE.
iPad Air 2022
iPad fans can look forward to the new iPad Air for 2022 (aka the iPad Air 5) and now comes with the M1 chip with its 8-core processor which is 60% faster than the A14. Apple also claims that the tablet is twice as fast as the best-selling Windows laptop in the same price category.
The display offers True Tone technology and 500 nits of brightness and the front camera is now a 12MP ultra-wide lens with support for Center Stage – Apple’s technology that can pan and zoom for you keep in frame or add other people.
A 5G cellular version is now an option alongside the standard Wi-Fi model and the new iPad Air is available in five colours: space gray, starlight, pink, purple and a new blue.
The tablet starts at £569 / US$599 (64GB) with the same pre-order and release dates as the iPhone SE.
Read our guide to the iPad Air 2022.
On completely new products now and on the silicon side, the M2 chip would have been launched today, but Apple had other plans.
Instead, we got the M1 Ultra which is now the high-end M1 SoC. Instead of being a whole new piece of silicon, Apple literally put two M1 Max chips together with a connection feature that was kept secret until now.
In a nutshell, it’s an incredibly powerful chip with 2.5TB/s interprocessor bandwidth, 800GB/s memory bandwidth, 64-core GPU, and up to 128GB of unified memory. .
This 5 nm chip embeds no less than 114 billion transistors in an UltraFusion architecture.
Read all about the M1 range, including the M1 Ultra here: M1 Ultra joins M1 Pro and M1 Max in the M1 range.
You’ll probably be pleased to know that the M1 Ultra is available in the all-new Mac Studio – it’s basically a Mac mini, but it’s been in the gym for some serious sessions and may have been on steroids too.
Its design is mainly similar to the mini, because in terms of performance, with the M1 Ultra, Apple claims that it is 80% faster than the Mac Pro. It can handle up to 18 streams of 8K Pro Res video, which no other computer can do.
Although it does come with an M1 Max option if you don’t need that ultimate performance. Either way, it has four Thunderbolt 4 ports on the back along with 10GB Ethernet, two USB-A ports, HDMI, and a pro audio jack.
You can connect up to four Pro XDR displays as well as a 4K TV.
On the front are two more USB-C ports and an SD card reader. The design – 7.7-inches square and 3.7-inches – is designed to sit under a screen and features a unique dual-sided fan cooling system that pulls air through the base and out the back . Apple says you’ll barely hear it.
The Mac Studio starts at £1,999/US$1,999 for an M1 Max model or £3,999/US$3,999 for the M1 Ultra. You can order today ahead of its March 18 release date.
Read our full guide to Mac Studio.
The Apple monitor wants you to carefully seat the new Mac Studio below is the Studio Display that comes with it.
It’s a 27-inch display with 5K Retina resolution totaling 14.7 million pixels, along with True Tone technology and an anti-reflective coating. It reaches a brightness of 600 nits, offers P3 color coverage and a billion colors.
The stand can tilt the screen up to 30 degrees and there’s even a 12Mp webcam with Center Stage support. Plus, there’s an impressive 6-speaker audio system with Spatial Audio support and there are three studio-grade mics.
The Studio Display also offers 96W power through Thunderbolt, which means you can easily charge your MacBook through it.
You can order the Studio Display starting today ahead of its March 18 release starting at $1,599. Optional extras include a height-adjustable stand with a counterweight and nano-textured glass for even less glare.
Read our full guide to the Studio Display.
What hasn’t been announced…
Of course, many products weren’t announced at the spring event, so they’re still to come or just rumors depending on your point of view.
They include the 2022 iMac, the new MacBook Pro for 2022, the 2022 AirPods Pro, the 2022 iPad Pro, a cheaper Apple TV, an Apple games console, and a HomePod with display.