What launches did Apple make in 2021? Complete list

With 2021 about to say goodbye, it’s time to recap the year. And as far as Apple launches are concerned, the Californian company can be satisfied after an intense year in which, despite the component crisis, it has managed to launch new equipment of all its lines. The always expected iPhone, expected Mac renovations, the new Apple Watch, powerful iPad … We review the main novelties that Apple has left us in all of them.

The iPhone 13 beat superstition

Not 12s, not 12 + 1. 13 with all the letters: thirteen. The company launched a new generation of its flagship product divided into four new terminals with very brief news, but very necessary in these times. They were all launched on the market in September.

  • iPhone 13/13 mini
    • 5.4 and 6.1 inch OLED display
    • Notch reduction
    • A15 Bionic chip
    • Camera enhancements with Cinema Mode for video
    • Storage from 128 GB
    • Battery improvements
    • New colors

  • iPhone 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max
    • 6.1- and 6.7-inch 120Hz OLED display
    • Notch reduction
    • A15 Bionic chip
    • Camera enhancements with Cinema Mode and ProRes format for video and Macro Mode for photography and
    • Storage up to 1TB
    • Battery improvements
    • New blue color

iphone 13 pro and 13 pro max

iPad: from the largest to the most ‘mini’

In the field of the iPad we had renewal in the entire range except for the ‘Air’. The iPad Pro were the first to arrive in April, with the iPad 2021 and iPad mini 6 already in September.

  • iPad Pro (2021)
    • 11 and 12.9 inch sizes
    • MiniLED panel on the 12.9 ″ model
    • M1 chip
    • 8 GB of RAM in 128, 256 and 512 GB versions
    • 16 GB of RAM in 1 and 2 TB versions
    • 5G connectivity
    • Front Camera Enhancements with Centered Framing

ipad pro 2021

  • iPad (9th gen.)
    • 10.2 inch IPS screen
    • Chip A13 Bionic
    • Front Camera Enhancements with Centered Framing
    • More storage with 64 or 256 GB

iPad 9 (2021)

  • iPad mini (6th gen.)
    • New all-screen design
    • 8.3 inch IPS screen
    • Touch ID relocated to top button
    • A15 Bionic chip
    • Apple Pencil 2 compatibility
    • USB-C port

ipad mini 6

The NOT new design of the Apple Watch Series 7

When we all expected a renewed design for Apple’s smartwatch, the company dismantled the leaks and opted for a watch with the same form factor as the previous ones and with very little improvements. It went on the market in October, a month after its presentation, with these improvements:

  • Reduced frames and more screen space
  • New 41 and 45 mm sizes
  • Straps compatible with previous generations
  • Quick charge (from 0 to 80% in 45 minutes)
  • Autonomy of up to 18 hours

Apple Watch Series 7

From the long-awaited new iMac to the refreshed MacBook Pro

The Apple Silicons, which were already a reality at the end of 2020, continued to evolve this year. First with a 24-inch iMac launched in April that finally introduced a design change and continuing with the long-awaited MacBook Pros launched in October.

  • iMac (24-inch)
    • New ultra slim design
    • New colors
    • 24-inch 4.5K IPS screen
    • Reduction of frames on the front
    • M1 chip
    • SSD memory from 256 GB to 2 TB
    • New Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
    • Improved audio system

iMac 24 inch

  • MacBook Pro (14 and 16-inch)
    • New design
    • 14 or 16 inch miniLED display with 120 Hz
    • Reduction of frames on the front and integration of the notch
    • M1 Pro or M1 Max chip
    • Built-in RAM memory up to 64GB
    • GPU enhancements with up to 32 cores
    • SSD storage up to 8TB
    • Touch Bar removal

macbook pro 2021

AirPods, accessories and other releases of this 2021

The longed for 3rd generation AirPods They have been a reality since October, incorporating long-awaited novelties that, despite not exceeding the ‘Pro’, do win out over the 2nd generation.

  • New ‘Pro’ style design, but no ear pads
  • Improved sound equalization
  • New skin sensor that improves detection
  • Spatial Audio
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Improved microphone
  • Autonomy of up to 6 hours
  • New MagSafe Compatible Case

airpods 3

Before the headphones, more specifically in April, we witnessed the arrival of the also longed-for AirTag. The accessory fulfilled what was expected, being very useful to locate objects and fully manageable from the Search app on the iPhone. In addition, it continues to receive improvements that make it increasingly adapt to Apple’s privacy policies.


On the other hand, we are also witnessing a new Apple TV 4K, an improved version with respect to the 2017 model and which was launched in April with these outstanding novelties:

  • A12 Bionic chip
  • New redesigned Siri Remote
  • Dolby Vision compatible
  • Allows you to use HomePod as a preset TV output

apple tv 4k 2021

There have also been other releases to highlight such as that of Apple Fitness +, which is accessible from countries like Spain, Mexico or Colombia since this fall. In the same way that this year we have had other small updates in 2020 teams such as the iPhone 12 purple color since April. Or the most recent colorful HomePod mini that in addition to black and white, it can now be purchased in orange, blue or yellow.

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