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A quick glimpse of everything from the "Spring Loaded" event

A quick glimpse of everything from the “Spring Loaded” event

iMac, Apple TV, iPad Pro, AirTags, podcast subscriptions, services … it was a busy day. […]

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an Apple The big Spring Loaded event just finished and was filled with new products and announcements.

iMac, Apple TV, iPad Pro, AirTags, podcast subscriptions, services … it was a busy day.

You can see everything on an AppleVisit the site, but here is a brief summary of what happened, with links to our coverage.

Apple Card updates

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Apple kicked it off by reaffirming its commitment to the environment and aims to make the company carbon neutral by 2030, but the first real announcement was not a new product, it was an update of Apple Card. Adult couples will be able to “co-own” an Apple Card, and share one credit rating, and the new “Apple Card Family” feature will allow Apple Card owners to share their card with children over the age of 13, with all who are given a spending limit. Existing card users can also pool their accounts and combine their spending limits.

Podcast Subscriptions

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Apple doesn’t charge a monthly fee for PodcastSubscriptions. They are not Apple Podcasts +. Instead, this new program allows podcast creators to create “premium subscriptions” to their podcasts and set their own price. Subscribers can get their own content or early access, and Apple takes its usual 30% share of revenue (which drops to 15% the second year and beyond). There’s also a big update for Podcasts. It all comes in iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and macOS 11.3.

IPhone 12 purple

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It IPhone 12 … only it is lilac! That’s all. It will go on sale on Friday, April 23rd and ship on Friday, April 30th.

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AirTags

It only took a few years, but Apple finally revealed its rumored item trackers. AirTags It works with Bluetooth and the U1 chip and costs very cheap 35 euros (or 119 euros for a 4-pack). Plus, they’re IP67 water and dust resistant, and replaceable batteries with standard CR2032 button cells!

New Apple TV 4K

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Away from the old Apple TV 4K, bring that The new Apple TV 4K. The new model has an A12 Bionic processor, it supports 120Hz output (if your TV supports it) and most importantly, it has a processor New Siri controllerIt seems to be much more intuitive to use. You can even buy them alone for $ 65 if you want one for your current Apple TV. the new Camel 4K maintains the same prices as its predecessor: 199 euros for 32 GB and 219 euros for 64 GB.

All new iMacs

Perhaps the most significant new product at the event was the introduction of the new 24-inch iMacs. It comes in a variety of colors, is backed by the M1 chip, and has new displays, speakers, microphone arrays, and a new higher quality 1080p webcam. All except the base model come with new color-compatible wireless Magic Keyboards with Touch ID sensor and color-matched mice or trackpads.

New iPad positives

The new iPad Pro (We steadfastly declineIPad ProIt’s a big step forward compared to last year’s models. It’s also powered by the M1 (which is exactly what we expected from the M14X). Cellular models are now 5G, and the front camera has been upgraded to a 12MP Ultra Wide Camera, allowing a new feature called Center Stage that tracks you. Across the room while confronting someone.The 12.9-inch model is now $ 100 more expensive (and more with the new configurations) but comes with a Liquid Retina XDR display that uses thousands of small LED backlights to provide brighter beak brightness, higher contrast and enable Full HDR support.

* Jason Cross has been a professional technology contributor for more than 20 years. His goal is to learn how complex technology works and explain it in a way that everyone can understand.