Apple springs out iPad Pro, AirTags and colourful iMacs: Vertical Hold Ep 325

Apple’s Spring Loaded event predictably brought forth new iPad Pro, iMac and AirTag devices, but what’s actually worth getting excited about? Guest News Corp tech editor and Hard Quiz champ Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson



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It’s Apple Event week, which means that the Vertical Hold team — well, half of it — was up early to catch all the news from Cupertino that we foreshadowed in last week’s episode.

We’re joined this week by Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson as we fight through the fatigue of early rising and long journalist days to dive into the details around Apple’s new iPad Pros. Why does only the 12.9 inch model feature miniLEDs? Is the M1 chip in the iPad Pro the exact same one as found in the M1 MacBooks, and does that really matter when iPads have been ARM-based since they first existed anyway?

M1 is also arriving on the new super-slim and very colourful iMacs — but why does a desktop computer need to be that thin anyway?

Why would you buy AirTags — and could they be used for deeply creepy purposes? Why is Apple going into the podcast subscription business? All these questions — plus bonus dinosaur jokes — in this week’s episode of Vertical Hold!

Alex also wrote a lot about Apple’s news this week over at Finder, and you can read that here. He even made a video going through some of his early, sleep deprived thoughts on the new Apple gear for his YouTube channel, which you can watch below:

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