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Apple ‘Let Loose’ Event: iPad pro, iPad Air, M4 chip and other updates

Apple’s highly anticipated event, ‘Let Loose’, concluded just yesterday, i.e., on May 7, 2024. The brand unveiled a number of new products. However, Apple’s focus is primarily on the iPad. The brand launched its first-ever device powered by an M4 chip in the iPad Pro during the ‘Let Loose’ event. Additionally, there is an enhanced iPad Air model offered in two different sizes: 11 inches and 13 inches. Aside from that, the brand also unveiled some accessory updates.

If you want to know more about the Apple’s recent launches in its ‘Let Loose’ event, read this post. In this post, we will share with you everything Apple has announced at the event. So, let’s get started…

1. iPad Pro

Apple announced the iPad Pro, which includes the cutting-edge M4 chip. According to Apple, the new device offers a 50 percent increase in performance compared to the M2 iPad Pro. In addition, the brand claims that the newest device will be four times faster than before.

apple 'let loose' event new iPad Pro

Also, it includes new features, including dynamic caching, hardware-accelerated ray tracing, and hardware-accelerated mesh shading. According to the tech giant, the M4 is capable of delivering performance comparable to that of the M2 while consuming only half the power. This implies that users can expect to have extended battery life and enjoy working on their iPads without having to worry about the battery going dead soon.

Also, the latest iPad features new display technology known as Tandem OLED. It utilizes two OLED panels stacked on top of each other, as the name implies. This means that users would be able to have a display with enhanced colour richness and deeper blacks, as Apple refers to it as the Ultra Retina XDR display.

Aside from that, the new iPad will allow users to increase the brightness levels to a maximum of 1000 nits for standard and HDR, and 1600 nits for HDR. In addition to their dual layer, the OLED panels boast a thinner profile compared to LCD displays. Users can expect to have thinner and better device this time as the brand claims that the iPad Pro is now thinner than an iPod nano.

➣ What’s more?

The new iPad Pro will have nano-textured glass. However, this feature is only available if you choose to have at least 1TB of storage. In addition, the placement of the Ultra-Wide 12MP front-facing camera has also been changed in the new device. The Ultra-Wide 12MP front-facing camera is now positioned on the landscape edge.

➣ How much it costs?

Well, according to the reports, the starting price for the new iPad Pro is $999 for the 11-inch model and $1,299 for the 13-inch. Both models come with 256GB of storage. Those who are interested in getting 5G cellular connectivity via eSIM, can add $200 to each device.

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2. M4 chip

M4 is the brand-new chipset that Apple has introduced in its newest iPad Pro model. The Pro is Apple’s first-ever product to incorporate the M4. The M4 features a brand-new CPU that boasts four powerful performance cores and six efficient efficiency cores.

apple 'let loose' event announced M4

In addition, there is a 10-core GPU. It is worth noting that the chipset’s neural engine is specifically designed for machine learning and AI. According to Apple, the neural engine is capable of an impressive 38 trillion operations per second – a remarkable 60 times faster than the initial neural engine introduced in the A11 chip.

The M4 will allow users to enjoy a range of powerful AI features to the iPad Pro. Some of the notable features of M4 include real-time Live Captions, the capability to isolate subjects and remove backgrounds in videos using Final Cut Pro, and automatic musical notation in StaffPad.

3. iPad Air (6th generation)

Apple has also launched 6th generation iPad Air. The newest model features an M2 chipset. The iPad Air is now available in two sizes: the familiar 11-inch form factor and a larger 13-inch variant. The iPad Air is currently the most cost-effective option for a large screen iPad.

apple 'let loose' event new iPad Air (6th generation)

In addition, the front-facing camera has been placed on the longer edge of the Air. Moreover, the base storage has been increased to 128GB, which is double the amount of the previous generation.

➣ Pricing

The 11-inch model is priced at $599, while the new 13-inch Air is available for $799. In order to access 5G cellular connectivity, there will be an additional cost of $150.

4. Apple Pencil Pro

Another latest innovation announced in Apple’s ‘Let Loose’ event includes the Apple Pencil Pro. Apple Pencil is not a new product because the brand launched it in 2015. However, there haven’t been many updates to the stylus since then.

apple 'let loose' event announced Apple Pencil Pro

In 2018, the pencil got a notable addition when the brand introduced magnetic charging to the line. Now, the brand has unveiled the Apple Pencil Pro, which includes impressive features like haptic feedback.

In addition to its other features, the Apple Pencil Pro also includes support for a new squeeze gesture. By rotating the barrel, users can adjust the orientation of the brush and pen tools, mimicking the natural movement of a pen on paper. You can use this Apple pencil for apps like animations, object manipulation, and lens blurring.

➣ Pricing

The price of the Apple Pencil Pro is $129. Preorders are now available, and the shipping date is set for May 15.

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5. Magic Keyboard

Magic Keyboard is yet another innovation that Apple introduced during the event. This Keyboard is designed specifically for iPad Pro. According to Apple, the Magic Keyboard has undergone significant redesigns. The new keyboard is thinner and lighter. According to Apple, the new Keyboard is more responsive because of the inclusion of haptic feedback.

apple 'let loose' event Magic Keyboard

In addition, the new Keyboard is made of aluminium, giving it a luxurious touch. In addition, using it becomes a breeze. People who wish to transform their iPads into laptops can use this Keyboard. The latest version features a larger trackpad with haptic feedback and a row of function keys.

Additionally, it features layouts for more than 30 languages and a function row that allows for easy access to controls such as screen brightness. In addition to that, the new Magic Keyboard boasts sleek aluminium palm rests and an expanded trackpad.

➣ Pricing

The cost of new Magic Keyboard for the 11-inch iPad Pro is $299, while the new 13-inch Magic Keyboard costs $349. It will be available for shipping next week.
The new 11-inch Magic Keyboard can be purchased in the U.S. for $299, while the new 13-inch Magic Keyboard is priced at $349. There are layouts available for more than 30 languages.

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6. Mac Studio

Apple has also announced a new desktop computer, the Mac Studio. It combines the power of the Mac Pro with the compact design of the Mac Mini. Additionally, it features the M1 Ultra chip.

Mac Studio from apple 'let loose' event

It comes equipped with a high-resolution 27-inch display.Additionally, it features a 5K Retina display, a 12MP Ultra-Wide camera with Centre Stage, and a high-fidelity six-speaker sound system.

7. iPhone SE (3rd generation)

The latest iPhone SE will now have the A15 Bionic chip, improved battery life, 5G connectivity, and a new camera system with Smart HDR 4 and Photographic Styles.

apple 'let loose' event iPhone SE 3

8. iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4

Apple also unveiled the iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 during the ‘Let Loose’ event on Tuesday. The new updates include several new features, including a new emoji, Face ID with a mask, Universal Control for Mac and iPad, and more.

apple 'let loose' event iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4

9. watchOS 8.5

Aside from iPad Pro and iPad Air, the brand also announced watchOS 8.5. The new updates feature respiratory rate tracking during sleep, Tai Chi and Pilates workout types, and more for Apple Watches.

watchOS 8.5 from apple 'let loose' event

10. HomePod Mini Colours

Apple also introduced three new colors for the HomePod mini during the event. The new colours include yellow, orange, and blue.

apple 'let loose' event HomePod Mini Colours

11. tvOS 15.4

Last but not least, Apple introduced tvOS 15.4, the latest update for Apple TV. The latest update features SharePlay, Spatial Audio, and support for the new Siri Remote.

apple 'loose event' announced tvOS 15.4

Last Few Words

So, these are the latest updates that Apple announced at the ‘Let Loose’ event on May 7, 2024. These announcements simply showcase the brand’s commitment to innovation. Apple never seizes to surprise its customers around the world. So, if you have been planning to buy a new iPad, then it’d time to buy!


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