AOn September 7th, 2022, Apple presented the new generations of its most popular products as part of its keynote in Cupertino. In addition to the 14th generation of iPhones* became those too Apple Watch Series 8* with a Premium offshoot* and new AirPods Pro* presented to 900 invited guests in Apple Park by CEO Tim Cook. On October 18, 2022, a new version of the iPads* including updated Pro version*.
Even those who haven’t eagerly awaited the new products, but are still fans of the devices from California, shouldn’t ignore the product presentations. Because already now an increasing price decline of the older product generations is visible and you can still buy current technology at interesting prices.
The iPhone 14 (Pro)
The iPhone has been the most important and successful product of the American tech group for years. This is precisely why the presentation of the new generation was eagerly awaited. The new iPhone 14 now comes in 4 different variants, a normal and a Pro version, each of which has been freely available in 2 sizes since September 16, 2022.
As expected in advance, it was normal iphone 14* only slightly improved. It now offers even longer battery life and takes better photos than its predecessor. However, it is new Plus offshoot*, which replaces the previous Mini version with a 6.7″ display. The color palette is varied with five different colors (blue, violet, black, white and red).
The really big innovations this year can be found in the Pro versions* of the iPhone. Never before has Apple defined new variants so clearly from a technical point of view. Because the new A 16 Bionic chip, the practical always-on display, a camera with completely new components and a new front design with the Dynamic Island (a function to conceal the upper screen cut-out more elegantly) are reserved for the significantly more expensive models.
iPhone 14 from 919 euros instead of 999 euros immediately available at Amazon* (-8th %)
iPhone 14 Plus for 1,179 instead of 1,279 euros immediately available at Amazon* (-8th %)
Order iPhone 14 Pro from 1,299 euros at Amazon*
Order iPhone 14 Pro Max from 1,449 euros at Amazon*
Overall, the American tech group has raised its euro prices sharply. The iPhone 14 starts this year at an RRP of €999 instead of €899 and the Pro version starts at an RRP of €1,299 instead of €1,149. For this very reason, it may be worth taking a look at the previous models.
iPhone 13 Pro
6.1″ Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion
Pro triple camera system
A15 Bionic Chip for super fast performance
2021 generation: iPhone 13 Pro (128GB) for 1,149 euros*
Alternatively: iPhone 13 (128 GB) for 839 instead of 899 euros* (-7%)
At Amazon: iPhone 12 (128 GB) for 759 instead of 849 euros* (-11%)
Matching: Apple MagSafe Powerbank white for 89.65 instead of 119 euros for 89.65 instead of 119 euros* (-25%)
- 4.7″ Retina HD display
- 12 MP wide-angle camera with 5x digital zoom
- A15 bionic chip
At MediaMarkt: iPhone SE 64GB RED Dual SIM* for 349 instead of 459 euros (-23%)
Next to the iPhone this is iPad* Probably one of the most famous products from Apple. On October 18, 2022, Apple surprisingly renewed the range here as well, introducing the 10th generation of the product line.
The most striking innovation is the completely renewed design. This enables a larger display with the same frame size. The device also comes with the fast A14 Bionic Chip and offers brilliant colors thanks to the tried-and-tested 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display. Another change is the USB-C charging port that can now be found, replacing the Lightning connector. That iPad is available in 4 different colors (blue, rose, yellow and silver).
Order iPad (2022) 10.9″ (Wi-Fi, 64 GB) from 523.71 euros at Amazon* (-10%)
Accesories: Apple Pencil (1st generation) for 113.99 instead of 119 euros* (-4%)
That too iPad Pro has received an update. The new Apple M2 chip is now installed here, which has a 15 percent higher speed than the previous model. As with the normal iPad, the new WLAN 6E standard is also used. The Liquid Retina XDR display is still one of the best displays on the market and offers a new hover function in combination with the Apple Pencil. This feature shows the user exactly where the Apple Pencil will touch the screen, resulting in even more accurate input. The iPad Pro can be purchased in two different colors (silver / gray) and screen sizes (11″ / 12.9″).
Order the iPad Pro (2022) 11″ (Wi-Fi, 128 GB) for 939.01 euros from Amazon* (-10%)
Order the iPad Pro (2022) 12.9″ (Wi-Fi, 128 GB) for 1,306 euros from Amazon* (-10%)
Accesories: Apple Pencil (2nd generation) for 155 euros*
As expected, the prices of the iPad have also been raised, which is why it’s worth taking a look at the predecessors.
2021 generation: Apple iPad (10.2″, Wi-Fi, 64 GB) for 389.84 instead of 429 euros* (-9%)
Alternatively: 2022 Apple iPad Air (10.9″, Wi-Fi, 64 GB) for 729 euros*
Apple AirPods Pro
The first generation of AirPods was introduced in 2016. Since then, the sales figures have multiplied and in-ear headphones have become an integral part of the street scene. There are already three generations of AirPods. A Pro offshoot followed in 2019, which featured noise canceling and was therefore a major upgrade.
After almost three years the time had come and the 2nd generation of AirPods Pro* got introduced. In terms of design, there were no changes apart from minimal changes to the charging case. The headphones, on the other hand, boast twice as good noise cancellation, a battery life of up to 6 hours and renewed touch controls. They will be available from September 23rd, 2022.
AirPods Pro 2nd generation for 297 euros immediately available at Amazon*
In view of the inflationary pressure, a price reduction from the previous RRP of €279 was not expected. Therefore, with a new RRP of €295, you should definitely keep an eye on the predecessor and the normal version.
Active noise cancellation blocks outside noise
3D audio with dynamic head tracking
Protected from sweat and water
2021 version: AirPods Pro (1st generation) for 239 instead of 279 euros* (-14%)
The cheaper model: AirPods (2nd generation) for 149 euros*
Over Ear: AirPods Max for 582.98 instead of 629 euros* (-7%)
MacBook Pro and iMac
Apple has given the MacBook Pro and iMac a complete makeover. The new models in both categories not only impress with higher performance, improved battery life and top screen resolutions, but also with a completely new design. The new MacBook Pro uses the screen surface even better thanks to a narrower bezel. The new cut of the MacBook gives it an even more modern look. The previously silver iMac is now also available in green, yellow, orange, rose, purple and blue.
- 14.2″ Liquid Retina XDR display
- M1 Pro processor and 16GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
At Media Markt: MacBook Pro 14.2″* for 1999 instead of 2249 euros (-11%)
Alternatively: MacBook Pro (M2, 2022) 13.3″, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD* for 1429 instead of 1599 euros (-10%)
- 23.5″ Retina 4.5K display
- M1 chip with 8GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
At MediaMarkt: iMac MGPL3D/A 23.5″, 512GB* for 1679 instead of 1889 euros (-11%)
The little powerhouse: Mac mini 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD* for 999 instead of 1259 euros (-20%)
Apple Watch Ultra & Series 8
In addition to the iPhone and AirPods, the Apple Watch has become a daily companion for many people. It is all the more interesting that special attention was paid to this product group at the keynote. In addition to a successor model, the cheaper SE version has also received an update. An Ultra model was also presented for the first time.
The base model apple watch 8* looks confusingly similar to the previous model and takes over the majority of the technical equipment from exactly this. Only the new model gets a new body temperature sensor and an updated acceleration sensor that can prevent car accidents.
Order the Apple Watch Series 8 for 459 euros now from Amazon* (-8th %)
A real novelty is the new Apple Watch Ultra*. Thanks to the titanium case and sapphire glass, it is particularly durable and is primarily aimed at athletes. This is also supported by the fact that this model can serve as a replacement for a dive computer and has an action button for simplified operation during outdoor activities. In addition, the device offers a battery life of up to 36 hours and has the brightest display in the entire Apple Watch lineup to date.
Order Apple Watch Ultra from 949 euros at Amazon* (-5%)
The prices of the Apple Watch have also been significantly adjusted. The RRP of the Series 8 starts at €499 this year instead of €429 last year and the Apple Watch Ultra is launched at a price of €999. All models can now be pre-ordered, which is reflected in the prices of the previous versions.
Apple Watch Series 7
Always-On Retina Display with shatterproof front glass
IP6X dustproof and swimproof
ECG & oxygen saturation sensor
At Amazon: Apple Watch Series 7 for 649 euros instead of 779 euros* (-17%)
Recognizing good offers – the most important tips
Big discounts can be tempting, but it’s a good idea to do some research to make sure they’re really good deals before you buy. With price comparison sites like idealo.de you can be sure that you have actually found the cheapest deal for the technology you want. There you can also follow the price development and get indications of whether it is worth waiting or whether the lowest price has been reached. Don’t forget: The recommended retail price quickly loses its informative value, especially for technical devices. So be careful and don’t rely on percentages alone. And of course the usual right of return also applies to online purchases.
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