During Apple’s event entitled, “There’s more in the making” held in Brooklyn last October 30th, big news for consumers and Apple enthusiasts was announced.
For one, MacBook Air is still available, despite rumors that it will be folded into the MacBook line. In fact, the MacBook Air enjoyed a redesign, which we will discuss in detail in this article.
Aside from the news about MacBook Air, Apple also showcased a long-overdue update to their Mac Mini and iPad Pro devices.
Customers can order the new models direct from Apple’s website, and shipping and launching in stores that sell laptops start by November 7.
MacBook Air: What’s New?
The new MacBook Air features configuration and style updates.
The new look ditches the thicker aluminum bezel seen in the old MacBook Air models and displays thinner bezels framing the 13.3-inch Retina display screen.
Touch ID is still included, although it comes without the Touch Bar found on select MacBook Pro models. The laptop has a butterfly keyboard, Force Touch trackpad and two USB-C ports on its exterior.
The inside enjoys some upgrades as well with its 8th generation dual-core Intel Core processor. Storage goes up to a comfortable 1.5 TB. That means it’s thinner and lighter but more powerful.
The redesign also takes a greener approach with the body made from 100 percent recycled aluminum.
Price starts at a hefty $1,199, and fans can choose among 3 color options: gold, silver and space gray.
New Mac Mini Features
After 4 long years, the Mac Mini desktop has finally been updated. This “update of a lifetime” makes the new model superior in performance compared to its aged predecessor.
Sporting 4- and 6-core 8th generation Intel processors, with up to 64GB of RAM and a solid 2TB storage capacity, the new Mac Mini is certainly more powerful than the previous iteration. Four USB-C Thunderbolt ports line the edge of the device, along with 2 USB-A, HDMI and Ethernet ports.
Same with the new MacBook Air, this model also uses 100% recycled aluminum, but it only comes with the space gray color option.
Price starts at $799 and the most powerful model costs $1,099.
Latest iPad Pro
Apple made waves with their launch of 2 new iPad Pro tablets, an 11-inch model and a bigger, 12.9-inch tablet.
Both devices no longer have the home button, replaced by Face ID recognition. In terms of build, the bezels are notably thinner and corners are rounded, allowing for maximum screen space.
Upgrades on performance are also evident, with the tablets sporting Apple’s A12X Bionic chip and storage capacity of up to 1TB.
However, fans may need to get used to the big change in ditching the Lightning port in favor of a USB-C port.
In terms of price, the 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799, while the 12.9-inch starting price is at $999.
Pre-order Apple’s Newest Suite of Devices
All of these fantastic chrome devices are hitting stores on November 7, but if you simply cannot wait, Apple is already taking pre-orders on these sought-after products.
Pre-order now if you want to get a hold of the device without standing in line at Apple stores!