Apple Unveils iPhone SE 2022 and A New iPad Air with M1 Chip

During a virtual event titled "Performance Peek", Apple unveiled a host of new products, which include a new spring colors for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, a refreshed iPhone SE with 5G support, and iPad Air with the M1 chip.

First, Apple announced two new spring colors for the latest iPhone 13 series: the green color for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, and the Alpine green color for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

iPhone SE 2022:

Next, the company announced a new iPhone SE with the Apple Bionic A15 chip, the same chip found in the iPhone 13 series, in addition to an improved 12-megapixel camera with an ƒ/1.8 aperture lens.

This phone carries the same design as the previous generation iPhone SE, which is the design that Apple adopted in iPhone devices from iPhone 6 to iPhone 8 Plus, and it features a 4.7 inches display with a very wide bottom and top edges, and a home button at the bottom and Touch ID.

This design is considered old now in 2022, but tastes differ here, and there are undoubtedly those who love the classic design that iPhone phones have been known for years, and there are also people who want to replace their old iPhone with a new one with stronger specifications without sacrificing the appearance and design of the phone that they got used to it for years.

Thanks to the new Apple Bionic A15 chip, the iPhone SE got support for 5G networks, in addition to new camera features such as Smart HDR 4, Photographic Styles, and Deep Fusion. The phone is made on the back and front from the same glass used in the iPhone 13 series, it is rated an IP67 for water and dust resistance, it runs on the iOS 15, and is available in three colors: midnight, starlight, and Product Red.

iPhone SE 2022 will be available to pre-order beginning on Friday, March 11, starting at USD 429.

iPad Air with M1 Chip:

During the event, Apple also introduced an updated iPad Air with the M1 chip and an updated ultra-wide 12MP front camera with Center Stage support.

Thanks to the M1 chip, the new iPad Air is now up to 60 percent faster in CPU performance and has up to 2x faster graphics performance than the previous iPad Air (According to Apple). The integrated graphics unit of the M1 also enables the iPad Air to turn into a professional photo and video editing device, and to a powerful gaming device.

Apple also added 5G support to this iPad Air, in addition, to support for e-SIM card and Wi-Fi 6, and has updated the device's Type-C port and made it twice as fast as the previous generation in transferring data.

Regarding the screen, this device comes with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with 500 nits of brightness, full lamination, a P3 wide color gamut, True Tone, and an anti-reflective screen coating.

The new iPad Air has also a Touch ID built into the power button, and it supports the second-generation Apple Pencil, as well as the Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio, turning the device into a reliable productivity tablet.

iPad Air with M1 chip is available in space gray, starlight, pink, purple, and blue finishes, and it will be available to order beginning Friday, March 11 at $599 (US) for the Wi-Fi models, while Wi-Fi + Cellular models will start at $749 (US).

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