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Apple "Spring Loaded" Event - 4th April 2021 - My Comprehensive Notes!



  Honda. Tesla Someday
Hi everyone,

As per usual, here are my notes from todays event. I hope you find them somewhat informative.

Have an awesome day!

Apple "Spring Loaded" Event - April 20th 2021.
--- Notes by DeeKay86 - @TheRealDeeKay86 ---


--- Tim Cook on screen.
- First event of 2021.
- Apple HQ is now Carbon Neutral!
- By 2030, Apple will be 100% Carbon Neutral for end to end product journey etc.

--- Apple Card:
- Customers LOVE the Apple Card.
- There is a lack of fairness with Credit Cards in the industry.
- Announcing: Apple Card allows spouses to share credit lines and build credit equally.
- Card for anyone over the age of 13 - "Apple Card Family".

--- Apple Podcasts:
- Biggest change since its debut. Newly designed Apple Podcasts App.
- Apple Podcast "Subscriptions" for ad-free listening/early access etc to help creators.

--- iPhone 12 Update:
- iPhone 12 is the most popular smartphone in the world.
- Another colour announced for iPhone 12!
- Playing music from Willy Wonka! A PURPLE iPhone 12! Lol!
- Pre-Order from this Friday! Launch April 30th!

Epic Apple transition to another host! This is great lol – Apple always has the best transitions!

--- Caroline Wolfman-Estrada now on screen.
--- Find-My app updates:
- New Accessory... (We all saw this coming with the leaks the last few months!)
- Showing an ad for this new product. A dude looking for his keys...
- Wow OK, the app literally points him in the direction of his keys!!

--- APPLE AIRTAG FINALLY announced!!
- You can personalise the Tag, and get accessories for it!
- Keep track of the Tag with the app and it also uses the U1 chip/sensors to precisely find the Tag.
- Very very cool to be fair!
- AirTag is private - even Apple can't see it.
- Also has unwanted tag detection so nobody can Tag you without you knowing lol!
- $99 for a 4-pack or $29 each!
- Order this Friday - Launch April 30th!
- They also have a Leather Edition!

--- Back to Tim Cook!

--- Apple TV:
- AppleTV+ Originals - talking about how good it is etc lol.
- Showing an ad for what’s coming this year for the Apple Original comedy "Ted Lasso" - Season 2 - July 23rd.

--- Cindy Lin now on Screen to talk about AppleTV 4K.
--- AppleTV 4K Update:
- Next Gen AppleTV 4K now has the A12Bionic SoC.
- HDR, Dolby Vision, and now HFR HDR as well! – Nice!
- iPhone 12Pro allows Dolby Vision 60fps, so now AirPlay supports HFR HDR! – About time!
- New Colour Balance feature now improves TV Picture Quality - use the iPhone light sensor to check TV colour balance!! YOU CAN CALIBRATE the TV Colour etc all with the iPhone and AppleTV 4K!! That is INSANE. RIP to all professional TV calibrators because this is pretty freaking cool!
-- New Siri Remote - touch enabled!
- Siri Remote now also controls your TV.
- 100% Recycled Aluminium.
- $179 for 32GB or $199 for 64GB - Order April 30th and Available second half of May!

--- Back to Tim Cook:

--- Mac update!
- “New Apple Silicon is a revolution”. People love it!

--- John Ternus now on screen to talk about Mac and Apple Silicon!
- Breakthrough performance and power efficiency.
- Thousands of Universal Apps now available.
- INTRODUCING...
- Wait what?! WOW! COLOURED iMACS! We have gone OLD SCHOOL!!
- All NEW iMac Announced!
- New form factor!
- Clean and simple design.
- There are so many colours lol! 7 of them!
- Back of the iMacs are very saturated with colour. They look great!
- The iMac is so slim - thanks to the M1 processor!! It's like a giant iPad!
- Logic board is smaller etc thanks to M1. Also stays under 10dB. 50% quieter than older iMac.
- Only 2 small fans though - Classic Apple throttling ahead? I hope not.
- 24" Screen! – 11mm thin!
- 4.5K Retina.
- P3 wide colour gamut. 500 nits.
- Also has TrueTone.
- Low reflectivity coating.

--- iMac Cameras, Mics and Speakers UPDATE: - Navpreeet Kaloty on screen.
- 1080P FaceTimeHD camera.
- Noise reduction algorithms, tone mapping etc etc.
- “Best camera ever" in a Mac.
- New Mic system - beam forming mics. “Best mic system ever in a Mac”.
- Room filling sound! Sound is accurate with good bass and power. 6 speakers in total!
- Supports Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos!
-- Performance:
- Wake instantly.
- Apps are super responsive!
- Run hundreds of tabs at once on Safari.
- 85% Faster CPU than previous iMacs.
- 2x faster GPU than previous iMacs.
- Edit 5 Streams of 4K footage at once.
- 3x faster machine learning!
- Run iPhone and iPad apps natively thanks to M1.
- Calls and Texts also come to iMac from your iPhone (as usual).
- Handoff between iMac, iPad, iPhone etc etc etc.
- All content is always in sync across all devices (as usual).
-- Connectivity!
- 4 USB-C ports. 2 Thunderbolt. Support for 6K Display.
- New power connector that is magnetic!
- 2m coloured woven cable.
- Ethernet connects to power adapter instead of the iMac!
- New Keyboard, Mouse and Trackpad to match the iMac!
- New Emoji key etc.
- TOUCH ID now on the Keyboard!
- TouchID communicates via an encrypted channel to the secure enclave! Awesome!
- Fast user switching!
- Magic Mouse is now also colour matched, as is the Magic Trackpad!
- Showing a sizzle trailer for the new iMac!!
- 100% recycled Rare Earth Magnets.
- Starts at $1299 and $1499 in 7 colours.
- Order April 30th. Launch second half of May!!

--- John Ternus back on screen!
- Ok showing a dude running on the Apple HQ roof!!!
- Ok we have gone full on Mission Impossible!!
- WTF is going on.... lol
- He's gone through the air vents and now he is hanging like Tom Cruise! LOL
- HE IS STEALING THE M1 PROCESSOR!! Oh teh noes!
- He just dropped the M1 in to an iPad!!!!
- HE PULLED HIS FACE OFF AND NOW HE IS TIM COOK!!! LOLOLOL!

--- NEW iPad PRO ANNOUNCED!! FINALLY!! I AM GETTING THIS!!
-- iPad Pro now has the M1 Processor!
- Next Level performance!
- Worlds fastest CPU Core.
- 50% jump over the previous iPad Pro in CPU power!
- This iPad is now 75x faster than the first iPad lol (cool, but who cares…).
- 8-core GPU - 40% faster than previous iPad Pro.
- 1500% faster than first iPad lol - not sure why we need to know this...
- PRO MOTION DISPLAY.
- Support for Xbox/PS controllers.
- Fastest device of its kind.
- New 16-core Apple Neural Engine.
- High Bandwidth memory.
- All day battery.
- 2x FASTER Storage.
- 2TB STORAGE OPTION!
- USB-C WITH THUNDERBOLT and USB4 support!!!! “Fastest port EVER!”40Gbps!
- Supports 6K Super Retina XDR output!
- iPad Pro now has 5G!!!! - Up to 4Gbps and MMwave!
- iPad Pro now also has WiFi 6!!
- OK now he is on a boat and on his iPad!

--- Fiona O'Leary on stage - iPad PRO CAMERAS:
- Built-in Studio Quality mics.
- LiDAR Scanner.
- Motion Tracking.
- Pre-Viz with Green Screen right on the iPad.
- Architecture work can be done in real time on screen!
- Smart HDR 3.
- Incredible low light performance.
- FaceID.
- iPad now has a proper camera system like iPhone12 Pro.
- New UltraWide camera JUST FOR iPad. 12MP 120FOV.
- New mode called Centre Stage!
- Follows you as you move around!!
- The wide view just zooms in and out to follow you on video calls lol – seems to work well.

--- Raja back on screen!
-- Liquid Retina Display.
- New iPad screen now has LIQUID RETINA XDR! 1600 NITS PEAK / 1000 NITS / 1,000,000:1 contrast!
--- Heidi Delgado on screen:
-- XDR Experience on iPad Pro - New array of LEDs!
- New Mini-LED which is 120x smaller!
- There are 10,000 LEDs in the screen - lol! Wow.
- Previous iPad had 72 LEDs!
- 25 LOCAL DIMMING ZONES!!
- OK I am loving this display! Holy hell.

--- Raja back on screen.
- You can now take this new XDR iPad Display everywhere to work on video, images etc. Perfect for filmmakers!
- Supports HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
- 120Hz Touch Sensing.
- WHERE IS MY 120Hz SCREEN GOD DAMMIT!!
- Now showing developers reacting to the new iPad Pro.
- OK developers are basically creaming their pants for the new iPad Pro - they all clearly love it and its new Liquid Retina XDR Display. I really like this a lot. I need one. Seriously, my 2018 iPad Pro now needs an upgrade... it does.... shhh it does…
-- Accessories:
- Apple Pencil.
- Keyboard Folio / Magic Keyboard - now available in White!
-- Environment: 100% recycled Aluminium and Rare Earth Metals.
- 11inch $799.
- 12.9inch has Liquid Retina XDR for $1099!!!! - I guess the 11inch has no XDR! (Yep, no Liquid Retina XDR for 11inch, that one only has Liquid Retina with 600 nits peak brightness).
- Order April 30th - Launch Second Half of May!

--- Tim Cook back on screen!
-- Conclusion to todays event…

--- It's over! Thank you for reading my crazy notes! ---
***--- Notes by DeeKay86 - @TheRealDeeKay86 ---***
 

Jack!

ClioSport Club Member
Nothing about the 2021 Macbook?

I could really do with an upgrade from my 2013 Retina, but I don't want a touchbar, I like the sound of 14" with reduced bezel, I want MagSafe etc, all the improvements rumoured sound really good, would've been nice to be confirmed.
 

CrippsCorner

ClioSport Club Member
  Astra VXR
Those Macs do look lovely. Haven't used a desktop computer in years though.

I kind of which I lost stuff lol, but the AirTags aren't really worth it for me. The missus though... well she managed to lose her Tile 😬 these maybe better though.
 

SC03OTT

ClioSport Club Member
  Octavia vRS
I can’t see why anybody would buy a desktop - or even laptop - these days for personal, non-work use. I’m referring to the “light web use, photos, Facebook, Netflix” types here.
 
It should really be expected given iPhone colour choices these days, but the option for coloured iMacs really surprised me. Reminiscent a bit of the original iMac. just not as paper thin and sleek as f**k.

Strange how they’ve lost the trademark Apple logo from the front too.
 

Gally

ClioSport Club Member
Those bezels and that chin. Are they afraid of getting close to xdr display style? I get they house s**t down their but it's starting to look silly.

Does the thicker body look worse but that mad chin!

Why does the new pro not have 120hz like the last one? Is it because the new display? Can't have 120hz with mini led?

Incredible specs on both machines.
 
  Honda. Tesla Someday
Great notes, thanks for sharing!
You are very welcome!!

Those bezels and that chin. Are they afraid of getting close to xdr display style? I get they house s**t down their but it's starting to look silly.

Does the thicker body look worse but that mad chin!

Why does the new pro not have 120hz like the last one? Is it because the new display? Can't have 120hz with mini led?

Incredible specs on both machines.

My mistake - it has ProMotion, which is 120hz.

My bad, apologies!!
 
  Honda. Tesla Someday
CORRECTION as I can no longer edit my original post.

The iPad Pro DOES HAVE a 120hz refresh rate!
 

CrippsCorner

ClioSport Club Member
  Astra VXR
I can’t see why anybody would buy a desktop - or even laptop - these days for personal, non-work use. I’m referring to the “light web use, photos, Facebook, Netflix” types here.

I use a Surface Pro, but have the keyboard permanently attached... can't stand typing on a screen. I know you can get keyboards for the iPad, but they're not as good. Plus they won't run the software I need.

I'm actually planning on buying a 'family' iPad later in the year for us all to use, but to me it's still just a gloried phone, I won't be sitting down with a cuppa and doing intense surfing on it.

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boultonn

ClioSport Club Member
  S3
Might pick up an AirTag or two tomorrow, but the eternal question... to engrave or not to engrave 🥴
 

Gally

ClioSport Club Member
I use a Surface Pro, but have the keyboard permanently attached... can't stand typing on a screen. I know you can get keyboards for the iPad, but they're not as good. Plus they won't run the software I need.

I'm actually planning on buying a 'family' iPad later in the year for us all to use, but to me it's still just a gloried phone, I won't be sitting down with a cuppa and doing intense surfing on it.
I have an eclectic mix. Surface pro 7. MacBook Pro. iPad air 2020. Note 10+. All compliment each other. My iPad is like an android tablet the way I have it set up! Google play ed iPad! 😂
 

SC03OTT

ClioSport Club Member
  Octavia vRS
I use a Surface Pro, but have the keyboard permanently attached... can't stand typing on a screen. I know you can get keyboards for the iPad, but they're not as good. Plus they won't run the software I need.

I'm actually planning on buying a 'family' iPad later in the year for us all to use, but to me it's still just a gloried phone, I won't be sitting down with a cuppa and doing intense surfing on it.

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All tablets are just glorified phones though, no? I have a Galaxy Tab S6 Lite for work (according to the startup screen) and for the most part it’s exactly the same as the Galaxy A40 phone I also have for work. That I can see anyway.
 

boultonn

ClioSport Club Member
  S3
The new iMacs are so ugly. I was gutted about that. Hopefully, the Pro line will be better
You mean you don’t want a purple AIO with bang average specs for £2k???
I thought the iMac Pro was discontinued, which is a shame because a black one might redeem some of the design elements (and I want a black magic keyboard with TouchID)
 

Christopher

ClioSport Club Member
You mean you don’t want a purple AIO with bang average specs for £2k???
I thought the iMac Pro was discontinued, which is a shame because a black one might redeem some of the design elements (and I want a black magic keyboard with TouchID)

Oddly not, yeah!

Yeah it has but there are rumours of it coming back and that's half the reason why the "vanilla" iMacs are a bit meh.
 
The more I look at the new iMac the more it just looks like a cheapo market knock-off version of the previous version.

If it didn’t have that chin and white bezel it would look 45million times better.
 

CrippsCorner

ClioSport Club Member
  Astra VXR
I have an eclectic mix. Surface pro 7. MacBook Pro. iPad air 2020. Note 10+. All compliment each other. My iPad is like an android tablet the way I have it set up! Google play ed iPad! 😂

That's it... phones/tablets to compliment is fine, but I still don't ever see them replacing a 'real' OS.
 


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