The dust have yet to settle for the new iPhones and we have more new Apple products to tempt you to part with your hard earned money. On an October 30 event, Apple has unveiled the new iPad Pro, along with an all-new MacBook Air and new Mac mini. I know the rumors have being going around, but frankly, I am surprised Mac mini lives on. Anyways, Apple’s products need little introduction, new or old, and so, we will be quick on these new products.
2018 iPad Pro
Clearly the star product of the October 30 event, the iPad Pro sports an all-screen design and comes in two sizes: 11- and 12.9-inch. Features include Liquid Retina display, Face ID, A12X Bionic chip with “next-generation” Neural Engine (basically, AI), USB-C connector (goodbye Lightning connector!), Gigabit-class LTE, and up to 1 TB of storage.
It will, of course, run on the newest iOS, the iOS 12. The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are available in 64, 256 and 512 GB capacities and in a choice of silver or space gray. Prices start at $799 and $999 for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models, respectively. Pre-order has already kicked off, with availability starting on November 7, 2018.
2018 MacBook Air
Up next is the all-new MacBook Air. Under the hood, it gets a 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, paired to a faster 2133 MHz system memory of up to 16 GB and up to 1.5 TB SSD storage that is said to be 60 percent faster than its predecessor.
Other noteworthy details include Intel UHD Graphics, a 13-inch Retina display, Touch ID, Apple T2 Security Chip, Thunderbolt 3, a spacious Force Touch trackpad, an Apple-designed keyboard, support for Thunderbolt 3-enabled external graphics processors, and a built-in 50.3 wH lithium polymer battery that provides up to 12 hours of wireless web, up to 13 hours of iTunes movie playback, or up to 30 days of standby time.
You will have a choice of three finishes: gold, silver and space gray. The new MacBook Air is available to order today with a starting price of $1,199 and it will be officially available starting November 7, 2018.
2018 Mac mini
Apple’s budget desktop solution, the Mac mini, today gets some pretty serious update. Most notably, faster processors by the way of a 3.6 GHz quadcore Intel Core i3, or a 3.0 GHz 6-core Intel Core i5 processor – both which are configurable to 3.2 GHz 6-core Intel Core i7. Memory is 8 GB 2666 MHz DDR4 SO-DIMM, but configurable with 16, 32, or 64 GB, while storage is PCIe-based SSD with a choice of capacities (up to 2 TB SSD).
A few other highlights include Thunderbolt 3 ports, Apple T2 Security Chip and a 10 Gb Ethernet option. The new Mac mini has a base price of $799 and it is available for pre-order today, with official availability on November 7, 2018. Unfortunately, it has only one color option and that is space gray.
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