Founded in a garage in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple began as a personal computer pioneer that today makes everything from laptops to portable media players. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, the consumer electronics giant entered the smartphone market with the iPhone in 2007, and the tablet market with the iPad in 2010, and the smartwatch market with the Apple Watch in 2014.
The iPad is perhaps the most popular tablet worldwide. Apple, since the launch of the first iPad, has refreshed the lineup regularly by making incremental design changes and hardware improvements. In 2022, the iPad lineup is now bigger than ever. There are the top-of-the-line iPad Pros (M2) right at the top, below which sits the iPad Air 2022 (Review). This year, Apple also launched the iPad 10th generation but rather than replacing the iPad 9th generation model, it's a new addition that sits between the lowest-priced iPad and the Air.
Apple launched a brand new model of its Apple Watch called the ‘Ultra' at this year's ‘Far Out' launch event and it has been a major talking point. It's bigger, chunkier, offers better hardware, and is designed keeping in mind a very special set of users. Another thing that the Apple Watch Ultra managed to do is steal the show from the standard Apple Watch Series 8. The new model does pack a few upgrades over the previous Series 7, but not as much as we were hoping for. Is the new Apple Watch Series 8 worth upgrading to or should you stick (or upgrade) to the Series 7 instead?
Although launched back in 2019, the Apple AirPods Pro is still immensely relevant and entirely holds its own against newer competition in the premium true wireless segment. However, three years is a long time in the world of consumer technology, and many would argue that the AirPods Pro has been long overdue for an update. That update is now here, with the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) launching alongside the new Apple iPhone 14 series, and bringing some interesting changes.
The Apple MacBook Air has arguably been one of the most popular slim and light laptop series for both professionals and students for more than a decade. Apple gave it a major design overhaul in 2018 and this year, it has received yet another major update. Announced in June during the WWDC 2022 conference, the new MacBook Air looks like an extension of the current-gen MacBook Pro family and boasts of a brand new Apple-designed processor called M2. This new SoC is said to be faster and more power-efficient than the M1, while still delivering great battery life.