Christmas is upon us! After the year we have had, you will be forgiven for wanting to splurge on a Christmas gift this season. If you know an Apple fan, then this is the guide for you. We’ve rounded up the best gifts to get from Apple’s latest releases.
Read this, and you’ll find it easy to pick out a gift. There’s really nowhere else better to find this information. Whether it’s a music lover or a designer, we’ve got something for everyone. If that has you interested, then dive right in!
For The Musician
What: AirPods Max
Price: $549 US / £549 UK
Tech Specs: Active Noise Cancellation, Adaptive EQ, Digital Crown for playback control and Siri, 20 hours of listening time
Why: If you love creating music, the AirPods Max will immerse you in your work. With ANC, nothing gets in the way. The superior audio quality is also a must-have, giving you deeper insights into your music than with other headphones.
For the Music Lover
What: HomePod Mini
Price: $99 US | £99 UK
Link: HomePod Mini on Apple
Tech Specs: Full range driver and dual passive radiators, Computational audio, AirPlay 2 support, Touch controls
Why: If you love listening to tunes all day long, the HomePod Mini is a great companion. Small enough to fit anywhere, this speaker can fill most rooms. It’s a good way to immerse yourself in your favourite band or podcast.
For the Athlete
What: Apple Watch Series 6
Price: From $379 US | £379 UK
Tech Specs: Blood Oxygen monitor, ECG, water-resistant up to 50m, 18-hour battery life, Always On Retina Display
Why: The Apple Watch is the most accurate way to track runs, bikes or other fitness activities. Now the Fitness+, it really is the ultimate fitness device. No matter what your goals, the Watch will help you get there while keeping you safe.
For the Photographer
What: iPhone 12 Pro Max
Price: From $1099 US | £1,099 UK
Tech Specs: 6.7” Super Retina XDR Display, 12MP Ultrawide, wide and Telephoto lens, LiDAR, 12MP front camera, MagSafe technology
Why: The extra-large sensor of the Pro Max is great for night time photos. It also offers a better optical and digital zoom over the 12 Pro. The larger screen also makes it great to view and edit photos. For serious pros only, go all the way with the Pro Max.
For the Film Buff
What: Apple TV 4K
Price: From $179 US | £179
Tech Specs: Siri Remote, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, A10X processor
Why: There’s really no better way to enjoy the latest blockbusters than in 4k with an Apple TV. Films enthusiasts can pick from a wide array of third-party apps like Netflix, or Apple TV+’s originals. Better still, they can continue right where they left off on their iPhone or iPad.
For the Student
What: iPad Air
Price: $729 US | £725 UK
Tech Specs: 10.9” LED Display, TouchID, A14 Bionic processor, 12MP camera, 7MP FaceTime camera, 10-hour battery life
Why: Whether its attending classes on Zoom or researching for a project, the iPad Air is a fantastic companion for students. It’s portable, light and powerful, with support for the Apple Pencil. The Air gets things done, without breaking the bank.
For the Designer
What: M1 MacBook Pro
Price: From £1,299
Tech Specs: M1 SoC, 13.3” LED display, 8GB of memory, 2 Thunderbolt ports
Why: With an insanely powerful processor and impressive battery life, the M1 Macs will help creative pros do so much more. Whether its touching up a photo in Photoshop or creating something in Illustrator, the M1 will help them do it so much better.
If You Aren’t Sure
Tech Specs: H1 chip, Bluetooth 5.0, up to 5 hours on a single charge
Why: The AirPods are small, but very convenient. Whether it’s making a call on the go or listening to tunes at the park, the AirPods are more than up to the task. They work really well with iPads and Macs too, making it the best all-around gift.
If you still aren’t sure, there are plenty of options on Apple’s website. From watchbands to MagSafe chargers, you’ll find a lot of gift ideas! However, if you really want to leave a mark, pick something from this guide. Your recipient will no doubt be thrilled!
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