The end of March has been very busy in the Apple universe with numerous presentations, both devices and services. The company has gone a step further in its expansion with four important developments in a month in which hardware has been relegated to the background.
Now that March is over, it’s time to review all the news that Apple has presented and those that have not arrived, and probably never will.
An important month for Apple
There is no doubt that Apple has bet strongly this March with its service keynote, an event that may continue scheduled for this month March every year. But it has also been a month in which we have taken some disappointment.
All the news of March
The first Apple devices of the year were the new iPad Air and iPad mini. The new models form a kind of mid-range and came with the power of the A12 Bionic processor inside, and with new cases. It is possible that now the iPad range is more confusing so if you have doubts we will explain which one you should buy depending on the type of user you are.
The Apple iMac has also been updated this March, we maintain design but now we have available new Intel processors and graphics options. The iMac Pro also received a small update with the possibility of increasing its RAM up to 256 GB.
The second generation of Apple’s AirPods left us all a little disappointed by the few developments. Even so, they remain a highly recommendable device, as were those of the first generation. The AirPods 2 arrives with a new processor, more autonomy and a case with wireless charging.
Apple News +
The first of the services that Apple announced in its keynote and probably the one that has the hardest time to conquer the world. The subscription service focuses, for the time being, on 300 US newspapers and magazines for a price of $ 9.99 per month.
The credit card from Apple was a surprise and is not the first of the company. Although it will not leave the US at the moment, we know that it is already working on its international expansion but we do not know when it will arrive. A few days later, new information appeared, so we are already clear about exactly how the Apple Card works.
The second surprise of the event was Apple Arcade, a service of games under subscription for all its platforms, iOS, macOS and tvOS. The developers seem to be excited about this new service and the good news is that we already have a large number of exclusive games confirmed.
Apple TV +
The great service that we were all waiting for was reserved for the end of the keynote. Apple TV + is the streaming video service under Apple subscription that will feature a large number of exclusive series. We know that Apple’s plans are different from those of Netflix or HBO and we’ll see how they work out. We already know how the app will be and the only bad thing is that its price has not been confirmed yet.
After the event, Apple published the final version of iOS 12. 2 with a large number of news. In addition, many security failures are corrected and it is essential to have it if you want to use the Apple Watch Series 4 electrocardiogram in Spain.
What Apple has not presented
Without a doubt the big disappointment of this beginning of the year for Apple users. The expected AirPower charging base has been canceled by the company and we will never see it. No further explanations have been offered but we have several theories about what could have happened. A shame
New iPod touch
Another of the devices that had been rumored as a new model of iPod touch with an updated processor perfect for the new service Apple Arcade games. Even so, it is possible that Apple is saving it to present later.