Apple’s 4/20 event was heavily geared towards new technologies.
As expected, the latest Apple iMacs advertise the new M1 chip and offer up to 85% faster performance with the 8-core CPU, allowing filmmakers to have up to four streams of 4K footage or a single stream of 8K footage in Final Cut can edit professional. Creatives should also expect twice as fast GPU performance when using apps like Affinity Photo and Photoshop via the 21.5 “iMac, which will speed up even the smallest of tasks.
The brand new design of iMac is seriously slim. It has a 24 “4.5K retina display with 11.3 million pixels and 500 nits of brightness that takes up 50% less space than the previous 27” / 21.5 “models which are bananas in hand luggage.
The core is the M1 chip, which will increase performance with any software with built-in native support. When we tested the 13 “MacBook Pro, even programs that used Rosetta 2 noticed a drop in performance. We expect even better performance with the new iMacs, which will reduce export times and delays in cutting high-resolution footage. If it’s manageable 10- Bit color classes fine, may not even need proxies for smaller projects.
Touch ID came to iMac through the Magic wireless keyboard so you can use Apple Pay to make purchases. The front facing camera is 1080p and there is a six speaker sound system for high quality audio. In addition, two Thunderbolt ports are available that support up to 6K displays. Wi-Fi 6 is also part of iMac.
The 24 “iMac is available as an 8-core GPU or 7-core GPU. Both have an 8-core CPU, 8 GB of unified memory, 256 GB SSD and two Thunderbolt ports and are available in different colors. The Core GPU iMac has two additional USB-C ports and a 1 Gbit / s Ethernet port in the power supply.
The base price for the 7-core is $ 1,299 and the 8-core is $ 1,499.
Apple also announced a new version of Apple TV 4K, which now has an integrated A12 processor that supports HDR and Dolby Vision at up to 60 fps. The new hardware also comes with a revised Siri remote control that makes it easier to navigate through the various app interfaces.
Unique to Apple TV 4K is the ability to adjust the color balance of your TV using an iPhone. Apple TV uses the light sensor in the iPhone to compare the color balance with the industry standard. With this information, Apple TV automatically adjusts the color and contrast of your TV settings. There is no word on which TVs are supported, but to use this feature, your phone needs face recognition with iOS 14.5 or higher.
The Apple TV 4K is available in 32GB for $ 179 and 64GB for $ 199. Apple also sells an HD version with the new Siri remote for $ 149 and the remote separately for $ 59.
The M1 chip has also come to the new one iPad Pro, a tablet with a 12.9 Retina XDR display and support for 5G. The 8-core CPU design is said to deliver up to 50% faster CPU performance than A12Z Bionic, while the 8-core GPU is said to deliver up to 40% faster GPU performance than previous models. The iPad Pro has 16 GB of storage with up to 2 TB of storage.
Regarding the display, The Retina XDR display offers a full screen brightness of up to 1000 nits and a peak brightness of 1600 nits. It is powered by 10,000 LEDs with a high contrast ratio to bring images to life. In addition, the iPad Pro supports Thunderbolt and USB 4 connectivity, so the Magic keyboard can be connected to the iPad Pro.
The 12.9-inch model starts at $ 1,099 and the 11-inch model starts at $ 799.
In addition to the hardware mentioned above, Apple has also released a new purple color for it iPhone 12 and their eagerly awaited AirTags, an iPhone accessory that makes it easy to find items if they are lost.