(CNN in Spanish) – Apple held a virtual spring event Under the banner “Spring Loaded” (Spring Loaded), it introduces, among other things, the rumored and much anticipated AirTag, the purple iPhone 12 and the new and colorful iMac – powered by the Apple M1 chip – among other updates to the list the brand’s services and products.
Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the event from the company’s campus in Cupertino, California. He began by highlighting the company’s commitment to the environment. With a view Earth day, Apple announced the development of a Sustainable Forest Restoration Fund, Restoration Fund. He also talked about the goal of becoming a 100% carbon neutral company by 2030, including its product line and products.
Here we tell you everything Apple has to offer on Tuesday:
The Llega Apple Card Family
The tech giant’s first announcement was the introduction of the “Apple Card Family”. It is a financial service that allows people to share an account Apple Card Create a joint credit registry.
According to Tim Cook, this solution “will help build financial capital”. Now anyone over the age of 13 can use a family Apple Card account, have the same rights over the account and create a credit history. It can also be shared with children, as it provides credit limits and parental controls to help teach safe financial habits.
Apple Card is an Apple credit card issued by Goldman Sachs and is only available to iPhone users. It will be available in May in the United States.
New podcast subscriptions
Apple announced a new paid subscription service called “Apple Podcast Subscriptions.” It is a space where users will be able to access new series, exclusive content, and content without ads. In May, Apple will also introduce Channels to its podcast service, which will be collections with curated content that users will be able to explore more easily.
Apple Podcast subscriptions will be available in 170 regions and countries starting in May. Podcast creators will set their own rates, which may vary. Apple has Family Sharing, so up to six family members can share a podcast subscription.
The new iPhone 12 in purple
The IPhone 12Both the standard edition and the mini model welcome a new color, purple. Apple’s latest phone features 5G technology, the A14 Bionic chip, and an edge-to-edge LED display with Ceramic Shield, which promises to be “four times more drop-resistant”.
IPhone 12 in purple will be available for booking starting Friday and going on sale on April 30th.
AirTag finally arrives
Apple’s AirTag is one of the company’s new releases. Despite rumors about this novelty some time ago, Apple officially introduced it today.
AirTag is a Bluetooth locator, in the form of a small round tab, that connects to the Apple Find My app and helps you find things like keys, wallets, laptops, or even a car. According to Apple, AirTag is designed to “track things, not people,” so it keeps user location data confidential with end-to-end encryption.
The Apple Bluetooth Finder is made of stainless steel and is water and dust resistant. It can be customized with emojis or words. The AirTag pre-sale starts on April 20 and will be available from the 30th of the same month. The price for one unit is $ 29, or you can purchase four of them for $ 99.
Apple TV 4K y Control Siri
an Apple It introduced the next generation Apple TV 4K that integrates the A12 Bionic chip – also found in the iPhone – that renders HDR photos at high frame rates. The company indicated that users would be able to use the iPhone’s camera sensor to calibrate the TV picture.
The Cupertino giant has also introduced a new Siri console, made from 100% recycled aluminum. This integrates touch controls and a dedicated Siri button on the side.
The new Apple TV 4K will be available for pre-order starting April 30 with a starting price of $ 179. The new Siri remote will be sold separately for $ 59.
New colorful iMac
Apple has introduced its new color iMac lineup, which includes the new M1 chip.
Available in seven colors, the new iMac series delivers impressive performance in a design that is just 11.5mm thick. According to Apple, the compact design “reduces the size of the iMac by 50%”. The new iMac has a 24-inch 4.5K Retina display with a resolution of 11.3 million pixels, and for the first time integrates the Touch ID button, which facilitates user access to the computer, allows you to make purchases through Apple Pay, as well as quickly change users.
The new iMac will be available during the second half of May, starting at $ 1,299 for four colors and $ 1,499 for the other three, with additional functionality.
The M1 chip comes on the iPad Pro
Apple announced that its most powerful tablet, the iPad Pro, will now feature the M1 chip, which the tech company says is a “huge jump in performance”.
IPad Pro features a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display, Thunderbolt support, and a new front camera that provides greater depth and access to Center Stage. This keeps users in the frame when making video calls and it adjusts automatically based on the number of people in the frame.
The new iPad Pro will be available for pre-order starting April 30, starting at $ 799.
CNN’s Rishi Yingar and Claire Duffy contributed to this report.