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Apple's new iMac, iPad Pro and Apple TV 4K hit stores Friday. How to preorder now

Apple showed off a slew of exciting products at its Spring Loaded event. And you can already buy that purple iPhone.

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Apple's new iMac, iPad Pro and Apple TV 4K will be available in stores on Friday. The tech giant on Tuesday confirmed that its latest devices, unveiled at its Spring Loaded event in April, will go on sale at Apple Store locations and authorized resellers on May 21. Apple also said people who preordered a new iMac, iPad Pro or Apple TV 4K will begin receiving deliveries on Friday. 

A few of Apple's newest gadgets are already available -- namely the long-rumored AirTags and the new purple iPhone 12 -- are already available and in stores. For everything else, preorders remain open at the Apple Store and authorized Apple retailers, including Amazon and Best Buy, where these products should also be available on store shelves on Friday, May 21. But with some of these new items backordered online for weeks, checking in-store inventory may be a better bet if you want them sooner.

We've rounded up everything in one place for you here.

In stores May 21

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Apple has finally breathed new life in the venerable iMac with a sleek new design, powerful M1 processor, bold color scheme and a larger 24-inch screen. CNET's Dan Ackerman spent a few days with the new iMac, and found it to perform just as well as the new M1 MacBooks. Meanwhile, that new 1080p webcam is a key upgrade for anyone who's settling in to a work-from-home world of Zoom calls. 

Read our iMac 2021 review.

 

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The flagship Apple tablet has a brilliant new mini-LED Liquid Retina XDR display, M1 processor, Thunderbolt port and more. This is Apple's strongest case yet that a tablet can be a laptop replacement. Read more about the fifth-gen iPad Pro

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Apple's other iPad Pro might lack the stunning Liquid Retina XDR screen of its 12.9-inch brother, but it has everything else, including the M1 processor, Magic Keyboard support and (in higher-end models) 5G connectivity. You can read more about the iPad Pro in CNET's overview of the new tablet.

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It took a while, but Apple has finally released an update to the Apple TV. The new Apple TV 4K has a faster processor, a cool color calibration tool and a radically redesigned remote control. Read more about the new Apple TV 4K

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The new Apple TV 4K comes with an impressive new remote control. And guess what? You can buy the remote separately as well. It's compatible with the first- and second-gen Apple TV 4K models as well as the Apple TV HD. Read more about the new Siri Remote to see why we think it's one of the best parts of the new Apple TV. 

Available now

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Perhaps one of the worst-kept secrets in modern times: We all knew this Bluetooth-powered tracking device was coming. Tile might not be happy that AirTags are here, but you can buy them for $29 each or four for $99. This product became available in stores on Friday, April 30. 

Read our AirTags hands-on.

 

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It's the iPhone 12. In purple. You can get the iPhone 12 Mini for $729 or the iPhone 12 for $829 unlocked, or subtract $30 for each from your choice of carrier (with additional discounts for trade-ins). It's a spiffy new color, but it's otherwise the same iPhone 12 that's been around since last fall -- read CNET's review of the iPhone 12 for more details. 


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