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Apple packs iPad Pros, iMacs with M1 chips and
jumps into tracking tags
The announcements show how the iPhone maker is accelerating the expansion of its product portfolio
and working to keep customers committed to its family of devices
Apple Inc announced on Tuesday a range of new computers, a paid podcasting service, and devices for finding
lost items, signaling the continued expansion of its once-simple product line into more and more corners of
The new $30 AirTags, tiny devices that can be attached to items such as keys and wallets to locate them when
they are lost, were applauded by analysts as a likely hot-seller that would also keep the company's more than 1
billion customers locked into its products.
A new iPad Pro tablet, featuring the same Apple-designed processor that powers the company's more recent Mac
computers, has keyboard and trackpad options that help make it a full-blown alternative to traditional laptops and
And a refresh of the Mac desktop line boasts seven color options, harkening back to the famous candy-colored
Macs that helped Steve Jobs revive the company in the 1990s.
The announcements show how the iPhone maker is accelerating the expansion of its product portfolio and working
to keep customers committed to its family of devices even as government scrutiny of the power and reach of major
technology firms intensifies.
Most of the product introductions had been telegraphed before the presentation, which had no major surprises.
Shares of Apple were down 1.3%, slightly more than the 1% drop in the Nasdaq index.