The biggest stories this week came from Apple’s first event of 2022. The Cupertino firm unveiled the iPhone SE (2022), the fifth-generation iPad Air, the M1 Ultra processor, the Mac Studio desktop computer, as well as new TV+ features, a 27-inch 5K monitor, and Green variants of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro.
The iPhone SE (2022) brings a trio of major upgrades to the SE blueprint. The latest A15 Bionic chipset with 4GB of RAM, 5G and tougher glass on both sides. The iPhone SE (2022) will go on sale on March 18 for $429 and €529 for a 64GB model.
The iPad Air (2022) gets an M1 processor and a new 12MP selfie camera with CenterStage support.
The M1 Ultra processor fuses two M1 Max processors for doubled performance. It can be configured inside the new Mac Studio desktop – a Mac mini on steroids. It features ports on the front and rear, as well as active cooling. This machine, which ships on March 18, will be handle professional work in just about any industry.
Outside of Apple-related news, the Galaxy A53 will soon be official, if recent leaks are to be believed. It went on sale through a third-party retailer in Serbia for €350 and we saw images of the device.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro+ 5G are now available in India. The baseline Pro+ 5G in 6/128GB trim starts at INR 20,999 ($273), and ships on March 15, while the 11 Pro starts at INR 17,999($234) for the 6/128GB, and ships March 23.
That’s it for the key stories of this week. See you next one!
The iPhone 13 and 13 mini will soon be available in green while the 13 Pros will offer an alpine green option.
Only the Pros will adopt the new design this year, says Ross Young. The design is described as “pill + hole”, referring to the characteristic shape.
“Making an $800 phone doesn’t make sense for us at the moment,” said HMD’s Global Head of Product Marketing.
The quad cameras will be supported by the custom vivo V1 ISP chip and will have this configuration: wide, ultra wide, 2x tele and 10x hybrid.
The SE is actually faster than the Realme 9 Pro – 144 Hz display vs. 120 Hz, Snapdragon 778G vs. 695.