Apple has announced new updates on Tuesday that will bring changes in the Mac line up. The new updates include the MacBook Air price being lowered to $1,099 USD and the upgrades of 13-inch MacBook Pro. The company has also done with the $999 MacBook Air and 12-inch MacBook Pro and they are no longer available at the company’s website. Apple has also updated the display with new True Tone technology.
The newly upgraded 13-inch MacBook Pro will replace the 12-inch MacBook Pro as the entry-level. The new entry-level MacBook Air will come at $1,099 USD. The upgrades during the “back-to-school season” will effectively raise the entry cost by $100. While the physical function keys in the 13-inch MacBook Pro are replaced by touch bar, the MacBook Air still has the physical function keys as well as Touch ID.
The new entry-level MacBook Pro with 13-inch display will be available at $1,299 USD. It comes with the latest 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, a True Tone Retina display, and a Touch ID. The retina display with the True Tone technology will provide a more comfortable viewing experience by setting the colors on the screen to match the lighting of the room. The Apple T2 security chip for added security and support for the voice assistant are the other new updates of MacBook Pro.
12-inch MacBook which made its debut in 2015 was smaller and less powerful than the Pro line. It had introduced the single USB-C and the now controversial butterfly keyboard for the first time. It has been two years since the MacBook saw any update. Apple says college students can get the entry-level MacBook Air for $999 or the entry-level MacBook Pro for $1,099. They will also receive a free pair of Beats Studio 3 wireless headphones at free cost along with the MacBook.
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