KOMPAS.com – Apple announced several new product releases at the event Apple Spring Loaded which was held on Wednesday (21/4/2021) at 01.00 WIB.
Because it is still affected by the corona pandemic, the continuity of the event is still carried out virtually through Apple’s official website, the application Apple TV, dan kanal YouTube Apple.
For those users or observers of the latest electronic products, the launch of a new Apple product is a moment to look forward to.
Then, what are the new products introduced by Apple?
1. Apple Podcast
Reporting from The Verge (20/4/2021), Apple launched the Podcast application which will be called accessible in 170 regions and countries next month.
To use this application, users must upload their subscription content via backend Apple, not through RSS and providers hosting they.
Since subscription content is provided via Apple, podcasters also will not receive specific data about paying listeners, such as their email, name or contact information.
Apart from that, the app has also been redesigned with channels to help people discover new content curated by their favorite creators.
A new feature introduced is a “Smart Play” button that allows listeners to start episodic shows automatically from the latest episode and series shows from the beginning of the series.
Those who wish to subscribe to this facility are required to pay US $ 19.99 or around Rp.290,860 per year.
Still from the same source, Apple also launched an item tracker called AirTag via the “Find My” application.
Usually the “Find My” application is used to track a lost cell phone. However, now the application can track wallets and keys.
The AirTag is a small chip that includes a built-in speaker, accelerometer, Bluetooth LE, and a user-replaceable battery.
Apple said that the AirTag does not use a rechargeable battery. This means that the user must replace the battery when the charge is exhausted.
This device is known to be priced at 29 US dollars or around Rp. 422,000 per unit or 99 US dollars or Rp. 1,440,479 per 1 package, which consists of 4 AirTag units.
The new AirTag can be purchased starting April 30, 2021.
3. Apple TV 4K
Apart from that, Apple also launched the box streaming The new Apple TV, replacing the Apple TV 4K that came out in 2017.
Interestingly, this device is supported by the A12 Bionic chip, which is more powerful for playing HDR videos with higher quality.
In addition, Apple TV 4K is also supported with Dolby Vision 60 fps quality playback via AirPlay from compatible iPhones.
Apple TV 4K is priced at US $ 179 or around Rp. 2,604,503 for 32GB storage capacity, and US $ 199 or Rp. 2,895,509 for 64GB storage capacity.
Those interested can purchase an Apple TV starting April 30, 2021.
4. multicolored 24-inch iMac
Apple also introduced the iMac with a new design.
The new iMac screen is slimmer, the chip uses Apple Silicon, and the casing is brightly colored.
The colors available are green, yellow, pink, orange, blue, purple and silver.
Mentioned, the new iMac uses the M1 processor.
The new iMac has a screen with a quality of 4.5K and a screen size of 24 inches.
The display also has Apple’s True Tone technology to adjust the color temperature automatically.
In addition, the iMac is also capable of displaying 1080p image quality and a larger sensor when the user operates FaceTime.
Based on the news Kompas.com (21/4/2021), Apple re-launched the iPad Pro with two sizes, namely 11 inches and 12.9 inches.
Interestingly, the iPad Pro 2021 supports 5G connectivity.
This device is also fitted with the latest chip from Apple, the M1, which is ARM-based with an eight-core GPU and an 8-core CPU.
When it comes to performance, the iPad Pro 2021 is said to be 1,500 times faster than the iPad 2021, and 50 percent faster than the 2020 iPad Pro.
Other supporting specifications are WiFi 6, thrunderbolt port with USB 4, USB-Type C port, and support for Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard.
The iPad Pro 2021 is priced starting at US $ 799 or Rp.11.6 million for the 11-inch model, while the 12.9-inch model is priced at US $ 1,099 or Rp.15.9 million.
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Meanwhile, the iPhone 12 has no new products, but Apple introduced a new color, namely purple.
Previously, the iPhone 12 was only available in Graphite, Silver, Gold, and Pacific Blue.
For the specifications of the iPhone 12, it has the Apple A14 Bionic chipset, LiDAR sensor.
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