Here’s everything we liked coming out of today’s Apple event in Brooklyn
Today Apple announced an awesome new MacBook Air, iPad Pro and its latest version of the Mac Mini
Today is not only the day before Halloween but it marks yet another Apple Keynote. But instead of revealing new iPhones in California, Apple has brought its latest version of the MacBook Air, iPad Pro and more to Brooklyn. Below are some of the coolest updates Apple revealed during the event.
The MacBook Air is one of our favorite MacBooks out there. It’s thin, sleek, and as long as you’re not running too many graphics-heavy tasks on your computer, it gets the job done. Today Apple announced the latest version of the Air, which includes a plethora of updates. The new 4 million-pixel screen has Retina Display and it looks great.
Thanks to its new battery, Apple says that you can now watch videos on the machine for up to 13 hours and that it will otherwise run all day. And when your watching videos, the sound will now be better, too. The new MacBook Air is supposed to be 25% louder, with 2X more bass. It comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports and the 8th generation dual-core processor is even faster than before.
There’s also a built-in Touch ID sensor that allows you to unlock and purchase items with a touch of a finger. And it’s now 17% smaller than its predecessor. The machine is 10% thinner than the last model and only weights 2.75 pounds. And with the new MacBook Air, along with many more of its products, Apple is going greener, using only 100% recycled aluminum – making the MacBook Air the greenest Mac ever. The new MacBook Air is available today, with prices starting at $1199.
The new iPad Pro is one of the biggest evolutions in the iPad series since the product’s original debut back in 2010. Seriously though, this thing is a beast of a tablet. Its A12X Bionic chip helps it run faster than 92% of portable PCs and is capable of supporting a full version of Photoshop, awesome AR technology and a ton of fun video games like NBA 2K.
The liquid retina display looks really sharp and the new iPad no longer has a button but instead uses Face ID, similar to what you’ll see on the latest iPhone Xs. The USBC port allows users to connect the tablet to a variety of monitors, cameras and other gadgets while the build in magnets will allow you to easily connect and charge the Apple Pencil to the top of the device.
The 11-inch version can hold up to 1 TB of information and will start at $799, while the 12.9-inch version will start at $999. Similar to the new MacBook Air, the new iPad Pro is available starting today.
The new Mac Mini is the most advanced Mac Mini to date. The machine runs 5x times faster than its predecessor and has up to 64 GB of memory. It contains all-flash storage and has SSDs that are up to 4x faster than previous versions. It even has 30x faster video encode and a ton of new ports (including 10 GB Ethernet and 4 Thunderbolt ports). The new Mac Mini starts at $799 and is also available to purchase today.
To be honest, we’re extremely excited about the new iPad, as well as the new MacBook Air. And if that wasn’t enough - iOS 12.1 will be shipping today and now allows Group FaceTime, dual SIM support, and will also come with 70 new emojis. Every new product announced today during Apple’s Brooklyn event is available now on Apple’s website and will start shipping next week on November 7.
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