Everything Apple announced this week: Mac Studio, iPhone SE 3, iPad Air and Studio Display

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The Mac Studio display with its Mac Studio desktop counterpart.

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April showers bring May flowers. But before that, Mars brings the Apples. This week, the company used its first launch event of 2022 to unveil an updated iPhone SE, the small but mighty Mac Studio, the Mac Studio Display, and an upgraded iPad Air. If you missed Tuesday’s event, you can relive the magic through our live blog.


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There were a few short announcements before Apple introduced its products. We learned that Apple TV Plus will add new shows and moviesincluding MLB Friday Night Baseball with two live matches. And the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro will each be available in a new variant of green.


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Apple updates iPhone SE with 5G and A15 bionic chip


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Apple has upgraded the iPhone SE to use the A15 Bionic, the same chip found in the iPhone 13, as well as 5G. It retains the home button and Touch ID, and has better battery life and an improved camera system thanks to the more powerful computing capabilities offered by the chip. It starts at $429 (£419, AU$719), $30 more than before. Pre-orders begin Friday and will ship March 18.

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Apple updates iPad Air with M1 chip


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The first upgrade to the Air line since 2020, the all-new iPad Air brings Apple’s powerful M1 chip, an ultra-wide 12-megapixel front camera, 5G connectivity and other updated features, all in a design similar to the fourth generation iPad Air.

Pricing for the new iPad Air starts at $599, and preorders begin March 11.

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M1 Max has a die-to-die interconnect, which allows Apple to link two of them together to create the Ultra, essentially giving it a double serving of everything – CPU and GPU cores, etc. It uses high-bandwidth memory and supports up to 128 GB, but combined it consumes less power than two separate chips.

The chip debuts in the new Mac Studio, a computer that looks like a double-height Mac Mini, although the base configuration comes with the M1 Max. Apple has positioned its performance as equal to or better than the Mac Pro, making it a great option for most creators who really don’t need the expandability of the Mac Pro.

The new Mac Studio is full of ventilation and a great cooling system, has six Thunderbolt 4 ports, and can drive up to four Pro XDR monitors. It will cost you $1,999 (£1,999, AU$2,499) to start or $3,999 (£3,999, AU$6,099) for the version with Apple’s new M1 Ultra chip. You can order it today and it will ship from March 18.

Apple also hinted that there was a Mac Pro update coming, “but that’s for another day.”


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The 27-inch Retina 5K display has the same iPad-like profile as the 24-inch iMac. It packs an A13 Bionic chip, the same as the entry-level iPad, so it can handle iPad-like features like Center Stage via the built-in 12-megapixel webcam, as well as multiple mics, six speakers and four USB ports. C ports, including Thunderbolt. If you want a stand that can raise and lower it or the right anti-glare Nano surface screen, it will cost you extra. The base price is $1,599 (£1,499, AU$2,499) and you can order it now, available from March 18.

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