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Apple’s New iPad Pro, MacBook Air & Mac mini Features & Pricing

From the Brooklyn Academy of Music today in New York City Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced new updates to the iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac mini as well as other products. Here’s an overview of features and pricing.


iPad Pro

The new iPad Pro comes in both 11‑inch and 12.9‑inch sizes with a new all‑screen design, a Liquid Retina display with ProMotion technology, an A12X Bionic chip with Neural Engine, and Face ID. For accessories Apple has improved the Apple Pencil with a new seamless design, double tap touch response to change brushes, magnetic charging and pairing, and updated the Smart Keyboard Folio — both essential components if you’re getting an iPad Pro (although Zagg keyboard cases are a great alternative to the Folio keyboard).

The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 (64GB) and the 12.9-inch starts at $999 (64GB). Both models can be configured with up to 1TB of storage and Wi-Fi + Cellular connectivity.


MacBook Air

The new MacBook Air, made out of 100-percent recycled aluminum, is even thinner and lighter than previous models. It includes a 13.3‑inch Retina display with 4 million pixels, Touch ID, Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C), the newest butterfly key mechanism, and a Force Touch trackpad. Apple also boasts an all-day battery and 2nd-generation Apple T2 Security Chip for improved personal data encryption.

The 2018 MacBook Air can be configured with 128GB storage ($1,199) or 256GB storage ($1,399) both with 8GB RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 617, and Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz. Finishes are available Space Grey, Silver and Gold. Available 11/7.


Mac mini

Finally, Apple has re-engineered the antiquated Mac mini with new 8th‑generation 6‑core and quad‑core processors. The memory has been upgraded to high‑performance 2666MHz DDR4 memory with capacity up to 64GB and SSD flash drive up to 2TBs. Connectivity includes a Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C), HDMI 2.0, and up to 10Gb Ethernet.

The 2018 Mac mini starts at $799 (3.6GHz Quad-Core/128 Storage) or $1,099 (3.0GHZ 6-Core/256 Storage). Both include 8GB DDR4 memory and Intel UHD Graphics 630. Available 11/7.

Also Read: Apple Intros 3 New iPhones: Xs, Xs Max & Xr

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