Apple Launches New AirPods, iMacs, and iPads

Throughout the past week, Apple has been launching a bunch of devices. On Monday, Apple announced an update to the iPad lineup. On Tuesday, Apple revealed new iMacs. Then on Wednesday, new AirPods were revealed, with a now infamous meme by Tim Cook (look below for an example). 

Here's everything Apple has announced this week:

Monday: New iPads

So the week of "Applemas" started on Monday, March 18th, with a new lineup of iPads. To start, they released an update to the iPad mini -- a device most people thought Apple would kill-off their lineup any-day. 

Additionally, they released a new iPad Air, which was certainly a surprise to many. 

iPad mini Specs and Information:

Starting at $399
  • 7.9” Retina display
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Touch ID
  • Up to 256GB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil
    (1st generation)

iPad Air Specs and Information:

Starting at $499

  • 10.5” Retina display
  • A12 Bionic chip
  • Touch ID
  • Up to 256GB storage
  • Support for Apple Pencil
    (1st generation)
  • Support for Smart Keyboard


Tuesday: New iMacs

Later on Tuesday, Apple released a variety of important updates to the iMac lineup -- something that was long overdue. 

iMac (21.5-inch) Specs and Information:

Starting at $1,299
  • 21.5-inch 4K display
  • 8th Generation quad core i3 or six-core i5 processors with a Radeon Pro 555X GPU or a Radeon Pro 560X
  • Option to configure up to a six-core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, and AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega 20 GPU (with 4GB of memory)

iMac (27-inch) Specs and Information:

Starting at $1,799
  • 27-inch 5K display
  • 8th Generation six core i5 processors with Radeon Pro Vega 48 graphics card
  • Option to configure up to a eight-core i9 processor, 64GB of RAM

Wednesday: New AirPods

Finally on Wednesday, after a couple years of waiting, Apple released the update to the AirPods lineup. With the new AirPods, there are three new products they sell -- a Wireless Charging Case for existing AirPods for $79, the updated AirPods 2019 without a wireless charging case for $159, or the updated AirPods 2019 with the wireless charging case for $199. 

AirPods Wireless Charging Case Specs and Information:

  • With the Wireless Charging Case, charging is as simple as placing your AirPods in the case and laying it on a Qi-compatible charging mat. The LED indicator on the front of the case lets you know that your AirPods are charging. And when you’re away from a charging mat, you can use the Lightning port to charge. The Wireless Charging Case works with all generations of AirPods and can hold multiple charges.
  • AirPods charge quickly inside the case. Case can be charged either wirelessly using a Qi-compatible charging mat or with the Lightning connector

AirPods 2019 Specs and Information:

$159.00 (or $199.00 if you get the wireless charging case configuration)
  • Automatically on, automatically connected
  • Easy setup for all your Apple devices
  • Quick access to Siri by saying "Hey Siri" or setting up double-tap
  • Double-tap to play or skip forward
  • Charges quickly in case
  • Case can be charged either wirelessly using a Qi-compatible charging mat (only available with the $199.00 option), or with the Lightning connector
  • Rich, high-quality audio and voice
  • Seamless switching between devices


What do you think about what Apple released this week? Let us know what you think in the comments below. 

Apple has an event scheduled for March 25th...question is, will they be releasing any more hardware at this event?

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