Among smartphones, Apple’s iPhone 13 series, which made headlines in 2021, continued to be among the best-selling smartphones worldwide. In September, Apple introduced its line of next-generation smartphones – the iPhone 14 series. When it came to offering superior computing devices, the tech giant released its latest generation of iPads powered by its powerful M2 chip. While innovations like the Dynamic Island notch on iPhone 14 Pro models and updated iPads have kept the tech world in suspense, Apple is looking forward to an action-packed 2023.
Here’s a look at all of the devices Apple has launched in 2022.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus
The tech giant unveiled four smartphones at its much-anticipated Far Out event on September 4th. This year, Apple decided to ditch its iPhone Mini and introduced its 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus. Both the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus have a number of interesting features such as crash detection, improved dual cameras, emergency SOS via satellite and, most importantly, the “best” battery life of any iPhone. The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus can capture brilliant photos and videos thanks to its powerful camera system, which includes an improved dual-camera setup on the back and a 12-megapixel selfie camera with TrueDepth. The devices are powered by the A15 Bionic chipset and come in Midnight, Starlight, Blue, Purple, and Red color options.
iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max
The flagship iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max were also unveiled at the Far Out event. The new Pro models stood out for their Dynamic Island notch, always-on display, 48MP main camera, etc. The Dynamic Island has been hailed as a revolutionary way to access notifications and various activities. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max feature Apple’s fastest and most powerful A16 Bionic chip. The Pro camera system, featuring the first-ever 48-megapixel primary camera with a quad-pixel sensor and Photonic Engine, is one of the highlights of Apple’s flagship smartphones. The Pro models also have emergency SOS via satellite and crash detection. The Pro models were launched in Gold, Silver, Space Black, and Deep Purple color options.
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Apple Watch Ultra
Apple also unveiled one of its most advanced smartwatches during its September event – the Apple Watch Ultra. The tech giant claims that the device is designed and developed for users who engage in extreme activities and has some amazing capabilities. The all-new Apple Watch Ultra comes in a new 49mm titanium case with a sapphire crystal on the front. Apple claims that the Watch Ultra is the largest and brightest display ever on an Apple Watch. The smartwatch features a dynamic action button that gives users instant access to a range of functions. According to Apple, the watch offers up to 36 hours of battery life with normal use. In addition, a new power saving setting extends battery life to up to 60 hours. The new watch features a larger display with an integrated compass and eight complications. Also, the new Watch Ultra comes with Trail Loop, Ocean Band, and Alpine Loop bands that offer a comfortable fit.
Apple Watch Series 8 & Watch SE
According to Apple, the Watch Series 8 has some of the best health features. Temperature sensors, features designed specifically for women’s health, and crash detection are some of the features of the new Watch Series 8. The new Watch Series 8 features a large Always-On Retina display and a strong, shatterproof front glass. The device offers an all-day battery life of 18 hours. The smartwatch has features like EKG app and fall detection using temperature sensing capabilities. The Watch Series 8 also offers retrospective ovulation estimates. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch SE comes with features like activity tracking, heart rate monitoring and notifications, emergency SOS and crash detection capability. Both Watch Series 8 and Watch SE are supported on watchOS 9. The devices come with a range of customizable watch faces.
AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
Almost three years after the launch of the AirPods Pro, Apple unveiled its latest edition of the premium earbuds at the September event. The second generation AirPods Pro are said to be the most advanced AirPods ever. The AirPods Pro 2 are equipped with the powerful H2 chip, which promises an exceptional audio experience. Notable features include active noise cancellation, transparency mode, and a special way to experience Apple’s Spatial Audio. The new earbuds feature touch controls for media playback and volume control via the device’s stem. Apple claims the new AirPods Pro 2 will have longer battery life and a new charging case.
iPhone SE (3rd generation)
In March 2022, Apple presented its most affordable smartphone – the iPhone SE 3. The new third generation iPhone SE will be equipped with the powerful A15 Bionic chipset and 5G support. The iPhone SE 3 offers improved battery life, an improved camera system and features such as Smart HDR4, Deep Fusion and photographic styles. The latest smartphone seems to have retained the design of its predecessor. The iPhone SE features an aerospace-grade aluminum and glass design and is rated IP67 for water and dust resistance. The new device sports a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, a 12 MP rear camera and a 7 MP front camera.
iPad Air (5th generation)
The Cupertino-based tech company introduced its iPad Air with the powerful M1 chip in March this year. The latest tablet is super fast and comes with 5G support and a new front camera with center stage. The new iPad Air has launched in some stunning colors. It offers an ultra-wide front camera with center stage function to enhance the video conferencing experience. In addition to 5G in cellular models, the new iPad Air has a USB-C connection with up to two times faster data transfer. According to Apple, the new device is ideal for content creators, gamers and students.
Mac Studio (1st generation) and Studio Display
In March 2022, Apple introduced its Mac Studio and Studio Display. The Mac Studio was introduced with Apple’s powerful M1 Max and the new M1 Ultra, which offers exceptional performance and improved connectivity. Meanwhile, the Studio Display features a large 27-inch 5K Retina screen. The studio display also features an upgraded camera with center stage and high-fidelity audio.
The mighty M2
In June of this year, Apple introduced its groundbreaking M2 chip. The latest chip offers groundbreaking performance far beyond that of the existing M1. In the same year, Apple also released its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with the M2 chip. The M2 was built using second-generation 5-nanometer technology. “With our relentless focus on energy-efficient performance, M2 delivers a faster CPU, GPU and Neural Engine. And along with increased memory bandwidth and new features like ProRes acceleration, M2 continues the tremendous pace of innovation in Apple chips for the Mac,” said Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies.