(Pocket-lint) - Apple has wrapped up its special "Spring Loaded" event.

As with most tech showcases and conferences at the moment, Apple's event was virtual, with no one invited to attend in person due to the ongoing pandemic. That didn't stop the company from debuting updates to some of its most popular products and debuting a long-rumoured new device.

Curious as to what Apple announced? We've rounded it all up below.

When was Apple's Spring Loaded event?

Apple's special "Spring Loaded" event took place on Tuesday 20 April 2021. The show was streamed from the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.

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How to watch Apple's Spring Loaded event

You can watch the show via the video at the top of this page.

You can also watch a replay of the Spring Loaded event on the Apple Events page. Alternatively, you can watch it on your Apple TV through the Apple Events app, or you can stream from your iOS device via AirPlay and a second-generation-or-later Apple TV.

Everything announced at Apple's event

Here's everything Apple announced during its event...

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Purple iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini

The first thing to debut at the Spring Loaded event was a new colour option for iPhone 12 devices. Purple will now join black, white, red, green, and blue as the available colour choices for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini phones. Along with the new colour, Apple also unveiled a new batch of cases for iPhone devices that work with MagSafe wireless charging. The new purple iPhones can be preordered on 23 April and will begin shipping on 30 April.

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Apple iPad Pro

Apple announced the latest lineup of iPad devices.

The new iPad Pro models will come with the same 8-core M1 chipset as the most recent MacBook Pro and newly announced iMac family. They will also be available with increased internal storage capacity - up to 2TB - plus Thunderbolt and USB4 support for the USB-C port - and 5G connectivity.

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Apple iMac

Apple has announced a brand new iMac desktop.

It has a larger 24.3-inch display with a 4.5K retina display. The new iMac also runs on Apple's all-new M1 chip. Best of all though is the wide variety of colours the new iMac is available in. The new iMac has two different price levels: $1,299 in four colours and $1,499 in all seven colours. Like the MacBook Pro 13-inch, all models feature the 8-core M1 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB storage but have either 7 or 8 core graphics.

There's also a new wireless keyboard with integrated Touch ID.

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Apple TV 4K

The new Apple TV 4K comes with the A12 Bionic chipset, as previously found in the iPhone XS and 2020 iPad. It also improves on the 2017 original by including support for high frame rate (HFR) video in 60fps. There's also a new feature that works with your iPhone to calibrate the colour settings on your TV by using the iPhone's Face ID camera - and there's a new remote. The new Apple TV 4K will be available to order from 30 April for $179 (32GB) or $199 (64GB).

It will begin shipping in late May.

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Apple AirTags

Finally, Apple has revealed new products to rival Tile. Apple's tracker, called AirTag, allows users to locate lost or stolen items. The existence of these devices has been widely reported on by the media and leakers for a couple of years now, but Apple's held off on debuting them until now.

They're small circular discs, featuring Apple's ultra-wideband tech, and they work with Apple's Find My app, which is built into iOS and iPadOS. 


Writing by Maggie Tillman.