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Many might be aware, on the 18th of October, Apple announced their new event, in which three new products were set to be released tomorrow on the 26th of October. With three new products dropping at once, you might be thinking what these new products are and what makes them different to previous versions.
To start, a new Macbook Pro is about to hit the shelves. This Macbook is one of Apple’s most powerful Macbook Pro’s they have released to date with a super-fast M1 Pro or M1 Max chip. With the options of 14” or 16” models. The M1 Max chip is the most powerful chip ever created for a pro notebook. Other internal improvements are 13x faster graphics performance, 3.7x faster CPU performance and 11x faster machine learning.
Both new models are geared towards improving the experience for creative users, for example, the 14” model has 13.4x faster 4k render speeds than a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Intel Iris Plus, making it perfect for editing software.
Physically, the MacBooks have been geared towards creative users too. Apple has re-introduced an SDXC and HDMI port, as well as a Magsafe 3 port, three thunderbolt 4’s ports and a headphone jack.
Another release announced was the Airpods 3rd Generation.
Appearance-wise, the 3rd generation Airpods are similar to the previous generation, however, the new release has introduced some new, exciting features.
One of the most attractive features of the new AirPods are the Spatial audio. With dynamic head tracking, sound is in all directions to create a three-dimensional experience. This isn’t just for music, but for TV Shows, movies, podcasts and more!
The 3rd generation Airpods also include adaptive EQ. The microphone detects what you’re hearing, then adjusts low and mid-range frequencies to deliver a detail-rich listening experience. Wind noise is also reduced when taking calls due to the inset microphone and special acoustic mesh. A new feature to the 3rd generation is the skin-detecting sensor, which cleverly detects when your airpods are not being used. It can tell the difference between your ears and other surfaces, like a table or your pocket- clever, right?
Other general improvements are longer battery life. The AirPods case gives 30 hours of total listening time and six hours of listening time off one single charge and unlike the previous generation the new release are sweat and water-resistant.
Finally, the HomePod Mini is joining the new release. The HomePod Mini only stands 8.5cm tall, however, it delivers 360-degree audio. Much like other smart home devices, if you have multiple HomePods in your home, you can connect them together and create a sound system for your whole home.
As it’s an Apple device, you can connect to your other Apple devices for features like intercom, which is where you can speak through to other rooms via the HomePod. In addition to this, the HomePod can recognise up to six different voices.
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