Poll: What is your favorite Apple product introduced in 2021?
As 2021 finally draws to a close, it’s time to take a look back at the Apple products introduced this year. With up to ten big releases and plenty of small launches, there’s plenty to be excited about for Apple 2021. What’s your favorite product introduced this year?
The first products Apple announced in 2021 took place at the Spring Loaded event, where the company unveiled the AirTag, the new Apple TV 4K, the 24-inch iMac, a new color for the iPhone 12 line and the all new M1 iPad Pros.
Apple AirTag reasonably priced with unreasonably priced accessories. The smart tracker uses the U1 chip, has a one-year battery life, and integrates seamlessly with iPhone and the Find My app. An AirTag is a good accessory for key chains, headphones, bags, etc.
The second generation Apple TV 4K introduces a brand new Siri remote control. With a faster processor, too, it’s the perfect upgrade for those waiting for a new set-top box from Apple.
After almost a decade, Apple redesigned the iMac with a 24 inch version. With seven new colors, new Magic Keyboard, Mouse and Trackpad options, it offers better performance than its previous model thanks to the M1 chip and a better FaceTime HD 1080p camera.
the iPad Pro also received a major update. Both models have the M1 chip, which is 50% faster than the A12Z Bionic in the fourth generation iPad Pro, a new Thunderbolt port, and support for 5G. The 12.9-inch model received a Liquid Retina XDR display that uses mini-LED technology.
Then after the Spring Loaded event, we had a few slow months until Apple announced its California Streaming event. During this September keynote, the company provided a ipad mini with the A15 Bionic, an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, Touch ID on the power button and support for Apple Pencil 2nd generation. With fun colors, the iPad mini not only has its first redesign, but also support for 5G.
Of course, the star of this event was the long-standing rumor. iPhone 13. With four models, Apple also brought them the A15 Bionic, more battery life, a smaller notch, and increased the size of the camera’s sensors while expanding their capabilities with cinematic mode, photographic styles, ProRes support, etc.
The company has also started selling the iPhone 13 with at least 128GB of storage while the iPhone 13 Pro got up to 1TB of storage. The Pro models also received a ProMotion display for the first time, another feature long overdue by users.
Now a product that has been a disappointment to many users was the Apple Watch Series 7. With just a bigger, more resilient screen, it was nothing compared to all the rumors of a product design change. Without new sensors, the Apple Watch Series 7 offers fast charging with Apple’s 20W Power Brick Adapter, but other than that, it’s just another Apple Watch Series 6.
On the other hand, Apple’s Unleashed event in October was a success. The company has finally unveiled AirPod 3 with an all-new design, Spatial Audio support and longer battery life than its predecessor. Not only that, but it also added a MagSafe wireless charging case. With better sound, longer battery life, and the simplicity of AirPods, Apple has done really well with these wireless headphones.
Then another long awaited product was the new MacBook Pro. Apple unveiled 14-inch and 16-inch models with a miniLED display and 120Hz refresh rate support, a notch, M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, and more RAM and storage capacity than ever before. . The company also added many of these missing ports several years ago.
Last but not least, the Apple Cloth. Kidding or not, the product has one of the longest wait times for customers to get their hands on one. Like 9to5Mac Parker Ortolani wrote brilliantly about the product, it is “prettier than any other” [polishing cloth] he has already used:
Apple’s cloth looks better than any other I’ve used. In fact, it’s even prettier than any of the cloths Apple has shipped with some devices in the past, like the one that came with the original iPhone. But the company is currently shipping a rag with the Pro Display XDR and the 27-inch nano-texture iMac, aimed at specific use cases. It looks like the new fabric is almost the same as the one packaged with these machines, but we are not 100% sure.
With all of these products in mind, what was your favorite from Apple in 2021? Vote in the poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below.