Apple March 2022 event recently concluded with the Cupertino tech giant launching several new devices. The first Apple event of the year witnessed the launch of the first new iPhone of the year, next-generation iPad Air, new M1 Ultra chipset for creators, Mac Studio, and Studio Display. Apple also announced green colour variants of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro.
At the same event, the brand announced Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball, where it will show two major league baseball games exclusively on Apple TV+. Additionally, Apple announced that iOS 15.4 for iPhones, iPadOS 15.4, macOS 12.3, tvOS 15.4, and watchOS 8.5 will start rolling to the general public during the next week. Here’s a complete list of everything apple launched at its March 2022 event.
Everything Apple announced during its March 8th event
- Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball
- Green iPhone 13 and Alpine Green iPhone 13 Pro
- Apple iPhone SE 3 5G
- Apple iPad Air 5
- M1 Ultra
- Mac Studio
- Studio Display
Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball
Apple began the event with Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball announcement. As part of this, the brand will bring a number of Major League Baseball games exclusively to Apple TV+. Baseball fans will be able to watch two games on Friday night during the regular season, which will also include a pre-game and post-game show. Apple and MLB have jointly announced that the games and shows will be available in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the UK. Apple has confirmed that it will expand to more countries at a later date.
Green iPhone 13 and Alpine Green iPhone 13 Pro
Apple then took the opportunity to bring last year’s iPhone 13 and 13 Pro back into the spotlight. The standard iPhone 13 will get a new green colour, which joins (PRODUCT)RED, starlight, midnight, blue, and pink. On the other hand, the iPhone 13 Pro gets an Alpine Green variant, in addition to sierra blue, graphite, gold, and silver. Apart from the new paint job, the pricing and specifications remain the same. The new colour variant will be up for pre-orders starting March 11th and go on sale starting March 18th.
Apple iPhone SE 3 5G
Apple finally launched its much-awaited iPhone SE 3 5G at its March 2022 event. The smartphone retains the design and most of the specs from its predecessor – the iPhone SE 2020. Apple has upgraded the processor to A15 Bionic with 5G support and the back panel now has toughened glass, both borrowed from the existing iPhone 13 series. The iPhone SE 3 5G comes with a 4.7-inch Retina HD IPS display with a 1,334 x 750 screen resolution. On the camera front, the iPhone SE 3 5G gets a 7-megapixel selfie camera and a 12-megapixel primary wide camera. Other features include up to 256GB storage, iOS 15, and Touch ID. The smartphone will go on sale in India on March 18th with pre-orders starting from March 11th. The iPhone SE 3 5G starts at Rs 43,900 in India.
Apple iPad Air 5
The Apple iPad Air 5 was launched at the event as the first iPad Air to come with an Apple M1 chipset and a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, which carries support for Centre Stage. The latest iPad Air features a 10.9-inch Retina IPS LCD display and boots the iPadOS 15. Moreover, the iPad Air 5 also brings the 5G support to the Air lineup. The tablet comes with support for Apple Pencil 2, Smart Keyboard Folio, and Magic Keyboard. The iPad Air 5 comes in two storage options – 64GB and 256GB. The Wi-Fi-only variant starts at Rs 54,900, whereas the Wi-Fi + Cellular models begin at Rs 68,900. Its pre-orders will begin on March 11th, 2022, with sales starting from March 18th.
Apple launched yet another impressive chipset at last night’s event. However, instead of going from M1 to M2 as the speculations suggested, Apple expanded the M1 line-up with M1 Ultra. The latest chipset is two M1 Max processors fused together using what Apple is calling UltraFusion technology. Apple claims that the new M1 Ultra chipset comes with support for a whopping 128 GB of graphics memory. Additionally, it has seven times more transistors than the standard M1 chipset.
The biggest launch at the last night’s Apple March 2022 event was the Mac Studio, its new desktop PC. The Mac Studio comes with a 4-inch tall aluminium chassis with double-sided blowers and over 4,000 perforations on the back for heat dissipation. Apple is offering Mac Studio with either M1 Max or the latest M1 Ultra chipset. The desktop unit comes with up to 128GB of unified memory and up to 8TB of SSD storage. Connectivity-wise, it offers 4 x Thunderbolt 4 ports, 2 x USB Type-A ports, an HDMI port, a 10GB Ethernet port, and an audio jack. Wireless connectivity includes Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. Apple claims that a Mac Studio can power four Pro Display XDRs along with a 4K TV. The Mac Studio starts at Rs 1,89,900 and will be available from select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorised Resellers starting March 18th, 2022.
Apple also launched a new 27-inch monitor with 5K resolution called the Studio Display. The display supports 14.7 million colours, 600 nits of brightness, P3 colour gamut, and true-tone technology. It comes with support for a VESA mount adapter and has a built-in stand that can tilt the screen up to 30 degrees. There’s an optional tilt-and-height adjustable stand for those who want more flexibility. The display is powered by the A13 Bionic SoC and can run iOS on its own. There’s a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera, three-microphone array, and six-speaker system with Dolby Atmos. Connectivity options include 3 x USB Type-C ports and a Thunderbolt port. The Studio Display starts at Rs 1,15,900 and will go on sale starting March 18th.
Apart from these Apple has announced that next-generation software for its devices will roll out sometime next week. Additionally, the brand has also launched a new silver-and-black colour edition of the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse.