As previously announced, today is the day: Orders will open in the Apple Store and through other retailers for the rest of the hardware products Apple announced on April 20: the 24-inch iMac and the iPad Pro and Apple. New 4K TVs
Yesterday we reported that multiple leaks appeared to reveal a May 21delivery date for these products, and those leaks were correct. The initial delivery date for all of the above was May 21, but ship estimates were slightly lower due to significant demand for certain products and for others.
More specifically, most configurations of the 24-inch iMac, 11-inch iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4K are showing shipping dates between May 21 and 27, while some of the iMac and iPad Pro-specific configurations. The 11-inch model will ship in early June.However, the worst case scenario is the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which in some configurations will ship in late July.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro has a smaller LED display, similar to the one seen on Apple’s Pro Display XDR, as well as the latest high-end consumer LCD TVs.The 11-inch model retains the display technology of the previous generation. And it’s going to ship sooner, indicating the new display technology is a bottleneck.
The other big improvement in both new iPad Pro models is the inclusion of the M1 on-chip system seen in the latest Macs.The chip also powers the new 24-inch iMac, which comes in multiple colors and is redesigned to look. Seen since the last 21.5-inch model that (mostly) replaced.
The Apple TV 4K has seen dramatic changes to the new devices at a minimum, for most use cases being the same as their predecessors. Compared to the previous release models, it has a faster processor. It has been changed from Apple’s A10 to A12 and has an HDMI 2.1 port, which could potentially enable support for 120 Hz playback and other future modern TV features.
The biggest change is the remotely redesigned content. But that remote is available to use by yourself. (Backward compatible) and in bundles with low-end Apple TV HD.