2018 edition MacBook Air sports a 13.3-inch Retina display and for the first time, it also comes with Touch ID that is supported with the T2 security chipset. The Apple MacBook Air comes with 3rd gen Butterfly keyboard, a spacious Force Touch trackpad, faster SSDs, wide stereo sound. It features a stunning 13.3-inch Retina display with over 4 million pixels of resolution, 48% more colors than the previous generation. It also includes a built-in FaceTime HD camera, as well as a three microphone array for better sound quality. The MacBook Air now includes Touch ID fingerprint sensor built right into the keyboard which allows you to conveniently and instantly unlock the notebook.
It also includes Force Touch trackpad, which delivers pressure-sensing capabilities and haptic feedback, and is 20% larger compared to the previous model. Apple says that the speakers are 25% louder. It is powered by the 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, Intel UHD Graphics and faster 2133 MHz system memory up to 16GB and up to 1.5TB SSD storage. The MacBook Air now comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports. It is capable of delivering up to 12 hours of battery life and up to 13 hours of iTunes movie playback.
13.3-inch (2560×1600 pixels) IPS LED-backlit display, 227 PPI, 16:10 aspect ratio
1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 8th Gen processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, with 4MB L3 cache, Intel UHD Graphics 617
8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory, 128GB / 256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for: Charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
Backlit keyboard, Force Touch trackpad
720p FaceTime HD camera
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2
Stereo speakers with high dynamic range, Three microphones, 3.5mm headphone jack
Built-in 50.3-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery with up to 12 hours wireless web, 13 hours iTunes movie playback, Up to 30 days of standby time, 30W USB-C Power Adapter; USB-C power port
Apple MacBook Air comes in gold, space grey and silver colors and the 128GB variant start at $1,199 and the 256GB version is priced at $1,399. The new MacBook Air costs Rs. 1,14,900 (MRP) for the 128GB version and Rs. 1,34,900 for the 256GB version in India. It will go on sale on November 7th along with the US.
Apple also introduced New iPad Pro These have all-screen design with Liquid Retina True Tone displays with refresh rate up to 120Hz and integrates Face ID replacing the home button and Touch ID. These have new A12X Bionic 7nm chip with next-generation Neural Engine, seven-core, Apple-designed GPU. The second-generation Apple Pencil magnetically attaches to iPad Pro and wirelessly charges at the same time.
For the first time Apple has replaced the Lightning connect with USB-C connector that offers power for charging, supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 for high-bandwidth data transfers up to twice the speed to and from cameras and musical instruments, and drives external displays up to 5K. You can also use the USB-C on the iPad Pro to charge an iPhone. It promises up to 10-hour battery life.
The new Smart Keyboard Folio that attaches magnetically to the back of iPad Pro comes with a durable, lightweight cover that protects both the front and back, has a full-size keyboard and lets you adjust it in two viewing angles.
Apple iPad 11-inch / 12.9-inch (2018) specifications
- 11-inch (2388 x 1668 pixels) Liquid Retina display with P3 Color Gamut, 600 nits brightness, 264 PPI
- 12.9-inch (2732 x 2048pixels) Liquid Retina display with P3 Color Gamut, 600 nits brightness, 264 PPI
- Octa-Core A12X Bionic 7nm chip with 64-bit architecture, 7-core GPU and M12 motion coprocessor
- 64GB/256GB/512GB/1TB variants
- iOS 12
- 12MP 1080p camera, f/1.8 aperture, 5P lens, Hybrid IR filter,
- Quad-LED True Tone flash
- 7MP HD front-facing FaceTime HD camera, f/2.2 aperture, Portrait mode
- Portrait Lighting, Retina Flash
- Five microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording, Four speaker audio
- 4G LTE (optional), Wi‑Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C
- Dimensions (11-inch): 247.6x 178.5x 5.9mm; Weight: 468g
- Dimensions (12.9-inch): 280.6x 214.9 x 5.9mm; Weight: 631g
- 11-inch – 29.37-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music,
- 12.9-inch – 36.71-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
Pricing and availability
The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro come in Silver and Space Gray colors and will be available from apple.com and Apple Stores starting November 7, in the US and more than 40 additional countries. It will be available in 18 more countries including India later this year. The new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro price start at Rs. 89,900 (MRP) and Rs. 71,900 (MRP), respectively for the base WiFi variant. The Apple Pencil 2 which costs Rs 10,900 (MRP) and the new Smart Keyboard Folio costs Rs 15,900 (MRP) for the 11-inch iPad Pro and Rs. 17,900 (MRP) for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. All these will go on sale from November 7th in India.
Apple has also launched Mac Mini. It now comes with Quad-Core and 6-core processors, up to 64GB of faster memory. The company promises up to five times faster performance and features with Thunderbolt 3 ports. The new Mac Mini features Apple T2 Security Chip and a 10Gb Ethernet option. It is powered by Quad-Core and 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core processors with Turbo Boost Speeds up to 4.6GHz and Intel UHD graphics, Mac. It comes with up to 64GB 2666 MHz memory and up to 2TB SSD.
It comes with four Thunderbolt 3 ports and can connect to high-speed storage, 4K, and 5K Thunderbolt displays. The Apple Mac mini also features an HDMI 2.0 port, two USB-A ports, an audio jack, and Gigabit Ethernet. It comes in a new Space grey finish.
The new Mac Mini starts at $799 (Rs.58,785 approx.) for the quad-core Intel Core i3, 128GB SSD version and the 6-core Intel Core i5 with 256GB SSD version costs $1099. It is available to order today and will be available in retail stores in the US from November 7th. It is priced at Rs. 75,900 (MRP) for the quad-core Intel Core i3, 128GB SSD version and Rs. 1,05,900 (MRP) for the 6-core Intel Core i5 with 256GB SSD version in India and will go on sale from November 7th.