Apple announced a bunch of new products earlier today, including a slick new redesigned MacBook Air, a new iPad Pro, and a Mac Mini desktop.
In terms of pure aesthetics, the MacBook Air is shaped how it always has been but with a slimmer body which is 15mm thick. It packs a high-resolution Retina display for the first time and has smaller borders around the 13.3-inch screen, a larger touchpad, and a redesigned keyboard with a Touch ID sensor on it.
Furthermore, it’ll be made from recycled aluminium, clocking a weight of 1.2kg. “It’s time for a new MacBook Air; one that takes the new MacBook experience even further in a way that is important to our customers,” CEO Tim Cook said during today’s keynote.
Expect to pay a hefty price for the unit, though, ranging between $1,849 and $2,149. The new MacBook Air launches on November 7 in three colours; silver, gold, and space grey.
Apple also announced a new iPad Pro which has a larger screen, smaller body, facial recognition, and a redesigned Apple Pencil. In one big bloody swoop, the company has also ditched the fingerprint sensor, headphone jack, and Lightning cable from the device, but replaced it with a USB-C connection, which enables users to connect directly to devices like digital cameras, and charge iPhones directly from the iPad battery.
The unit will feature a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display, the new A12X Bionic hardware, Face ID, and storage of up to 1 terabyte, which is bloody enormous for a tablet. The new Apple Pencil will also be able to attach to the iPad magnetically for charging. There’s a smaller 11-inch model available, as well.
The price will make your fucking eyes water, folks. The smallest size (11-inch, 64GB) is $1,229, but if you’re after the top-tier iPad Pro with 1T of space, WiFi and cellular enabled, expect to pay $2,869. The new units will also be available on November 7.
Lastly, Apple announced a new Mac Mini desktop computer, boasting a 500 per cent speed boost. It packs a six-core CPU, 64GB of RAM, USB-C connections, and up to 2 terabytes of flash storage. Prices for these start at $1,249 and go as high as $6,600 for top-tier hardware. The Mac Mini is also available on the 7th of November.
There you have it, folks. An impressive selection of new hardware at prices that’ll make your wallet wail in pain.
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