Apple Unveils New M1 iMac and iPad Pro: Here’s What You Need To Know

Only the Macbook, Macbook Pro and Mac Mini line-up had the M1 chip previously.

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Apple has unveiled new iMacs and iPads for 2021 in a special event today along with new products such as the AirTag, a remote tracking device that users can use to keep track and find their items.

But the main star of the show is still the M1 chip coming to their other devices.

The M1 is the first Apple-designed chip that’s been developed for use in Macs and is reported as one the most powerful chips that the company has created to date.

Previously, it was only available in their Macbook Pro and Macbook and Mac Mini line-up.

iMac gets M1 chip

Silver iMac with color-matched Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse, followed by iMac in six colors.
Credit: Apple

The iMac, Apple’s desktop computer line is getting a refresh this year both in terms of design and also the internals.

As for the design, Apple has made the all-in-one computer much thinner than the previous model which now comes in multiple colours – green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue, and silver.

Besides the aesthetics, the new computer will also have other new features such as a 24 inch 4.5K display and Touch ID.

According to Apple Malaysia, there’s three options and the iMac starts from RM5,599 all the way up to RM7,249.

Credit: Apple Malaysia

M1 is coming to iPad Pro too

A music video being edited on iPad Pro.
Credit: Apple

The iPad Pro will also get the M1 love from Apple along with other features such as a better display than the previous model, 5G connectivity and up to 2TB of storage.

In terms of design, the tablet still retains the same look as the previous iPad Pro with the multiple camera setup and aluminium back.

The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at USD799 (around RM3,290) for the Wi-Fi model and USD999 (around RM4,100) for the Wi-Fi + Cellular model while the slightly bigger 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $1,099 (around RM4,500) for the Wi-Fi model and $1,299 (around RM5,300).

iPad Pro with Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard.
iPad Pro’s magic keyboard also comes in white
Credit: Apple

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