Apple event highlights: New iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini launched
Apple unveiled three new products at its New York event. The new lineup includes an iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini.
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Apple on Tuesday launched three new products at its ‘Special Event’ held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Apple has launched new and updated versions of the iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini.
Apple’s new MacBook Air starts at $1,199. It features a 13-inch Liquid Retina display. The new MacBook Air comes with Touch ID integrated on the keyboard. It is up for pre-orders starting today and it will go on sale from next week.
Apple updated the Mac mini after four years. The new Mac mini is focused for professionals. It comes with bumped up storage, processor and graphics. Apple has priced the Mac mini at $799 and it will also go on sale next week.
The highlight of Apple’s event was the new iPad Pro which features a new design and features. Apple iPad Pro has an all-screen display with thin bezels and no Home button. The new iPad Pro is powered by A12X Bionic chip. It features Face ID and iPhone-X like gestures. Apple iPad Pro starts at $799 for the 11-inch model and $999 for the bigger 12.9-inch model.
Here are the highlights from Apple’s product launch event.
Apple event: Wrap
As expected, Apple launched three new products at its event. The new iPad Pro features a new display, design and better performance. Apple updated its Mac mini with new processor, features and graphics. Apple also launched a new MacBook Air, its cheapest and even more thinner MacBook series.
iPad Pro 2018: Price
Apple iPad Pro starts at $799 for the 11-inch model, and $999 for the 12.9-inch model.
iPad Pro 2018: Connectivity options
The new iPad Pro comes with connectivity options like Gigabit class LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, and eSIM support.
The new Apple Pencil attaches magnetically to the iPad Pro and starts charging.
iPad Pro 2018: USB-C connector
Apple has replaced the Lightning connector with USB-C connector. It comes with reverse charging for iPhones.
iPad Pro 2018: Specs, features
Apple has integrated Face ID on the new iPad Pro. It has a 7MP TrueDepth front camera, and iPhone X-like gestures. Under the hood, it runs Apple’s A12X Bionic octa-core chip built on the 7nm process. The new iPad Pro promises all-day battery life. It is also powered by a neural engine.
New iPad Pro: 11-inch, 12.9-inch display sizes
Apple announces the new iPad Pro with slimmer bezels featuring an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display. The new iPad Pro comes in two variants with 11-inch and 12.9-inch display sizes.
Mac mini: Price
The new Mac mini starts at $799 with pre-orders starting today. It will be available next week.
Mac mini announced
Apple announces the new Mac mini in a new Space Gray finish.Mac mini offers 8GB to 64GB of memory with up to 2TB of SSD storage. The Mac mini comes with Apple’s T2 security chip, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports, HDMI and Ethernet port. It is powered by 6-core and quad-core CPUs with Intel UHD Graphics.
MacBook Air: Price, availability
Apple MacBook Air is priced at $1,119. It can be pre-ordered starting today and it will be available next week.
MacBook Air 2018: Build design
Apple’s new MacBook Air is made with 100% recycled aluminium.
Thinner than previous MacBook Air
Apple’s new MacBook is even thinner 15.3mm weighing 2.75 pounds and has 17% less volume than its predecessor.
Apple MacBook 2018: Hardware
Apple’s new MacBook Air is equipped with two Thunderbolt 3 ports. It is powered 8th generation dual-core Intel i5 processor with 16GB of memory and up to 1.5TB SSD support. MacBook Air features stereo speakers along with 3 microphones.
MacBook Air 2018: Specs
The new MacBook Air has been redesigned with thinner bezels. Apple has done away with aluminum bezels on the new MacBook Air. It features a13.3-inch Retina display with 4 million pixels resolution and 48% more colour. The new MacBook Air also features Touch ID embedded on the keyboard, and protected by Apple’s T2 security. It features Apple’s 3rd generation keyboard with back-lit keys and ForceTouch trackpad.
New MacBook Air announced
Apple announces a new MacBook Air featuring a Retina Display.
Apple event begins
Tim Cook takes the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Cook says that there are 100 million Mac users globally.
Another Mac product expected to launch is a new MacBook. Apple’s new MacBook will be an entry-level laptop possibly an upgrade to the MacBook series. This MacBook will feature a 13-inch display with an unspecified but higher resolution. It will also have thinner bezels.
New Mac mini
After a long hiatus of four years, Apple will launch a new Mac mini. The last Mac mini was launched in 2014. Apple’s new Mac mini is said to be focused on professionals. It will be powered by a new processor and features.
New iPad Pro
Apple’s new iPad Pro will receive the biggest design change. If reports are to be believed, the new iPad Pro will have an edge-to-edge display with thinner bezels. There won’t be any Home button either which will be replaced by Face ID. Under the hood, the iPad Pro will run on a variant of Apple’s A12 Bionic chip.