Apple Announces New Updated iPad Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini
Apple today held an event where it introduced new devices including new and updated devices. There were no new devices announced, however, there are upgraded versions of the devices you’ve expected from Apple. The company announced a new iPad Pro as well as new updated MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. Here is a look at the biggest new device announcements and what you can expect.
New iPad Pro
The all-new iPad Pro has a thinner design with a new touch display the company calls “Liquid Retina” and includes support for Apple Pencil and Face ID. The smaller model comes with a larger display at 11” – the previous one was 10.5-inches. You can also go larger with a 12.9” display. Each iPad Pro contains a new A12X Bionic processor and 7-Core GPU and up to 1TB of storage space. Other notable changes are the removal of the Home button and the addition of a USB-C port that can even charge your iPhone. The 11” 64GB model stars at $799 and the 12.9” Pro starts at $999. Of course, Apple Pencil 2 and smart keyboard cover are sold separately. Preorders for either model begins today and will ship on November 7th.
New MacBook Air
The new MacBook Air now has Retina 13.3” display with four times the resolution with 4 million pixels and 48% more color. Another new feature for the Air is Touch ID to log into your machine and Apple services such as Apple Pay. The specs include the 8thgeneration Intel CPU with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1.5TB SSD. Apple also claims the battery will last up to 13 hours with continuous video playback. The entry-level MacBook Air, of course, has lesser specs but will start at $1199. You can pre-order starting today and it will launch on November 7th.
New Mac Mini
The Mac Mini hasn’t been updated for years, until today. The new one comes with four or six-core 8th generation Intel CPU, up to 64BG of RAM, and 2TB SSD – in fact, all of the new Mini’s will come with SSDs. The entry-level Mini will start at $799. It is available for pre-order today and will be released on November 7th.
In addition to the new devices, Apple also announced iOS 12.1 is rolling out today. Interestingly, a new iPad Mini was not announced at today’s events despite the many rumors it would be.