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Oct 30, 2018

Apple Event: New iPads, Macs, and More

By Team Stash

Apple fans: Get ready for new iPads, Mac computers, and more.

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Apple held its second fall product launch of the year on Tuesday, announcing new iPads, Mac computers, and accessories. This is the second event the company has held since September, when it unveiled its new iPhone lineup.

Here’s what was announced:

  • The new iPad Pro—In the biggest redesign to the iPad in the product’s eight-year lifespan, the new iPad Pro will be around 15% thinner than its predecessor, and will sport Face ID and a USB port. It can also connect to external 5K high-resolution TVs and monitors.

It will be available in two sizes, 11 inches ($799) and 12.9 inches ($999), and available on November 7.

  • A redesigned MacBook Air—The new MacBook Air weighs only 2.75 pounds, or 25% lighter than the previous version. Apple is also touting the device’s “green” construction, as its case is made out of 100% recycled aluminum.

Improvements include a more responsive keyboard, Touch ID, and a 13.3-inch Retina display with 4 million pixels. It’ll be available November 7 and costs $1,199—$200 more than its predecessor

  • An updated Mac Mini—Remember the Mac Mini? Apple’s giving it an overhaul for the first time in four years. It’ll come with a quad-core Intel processor (with an option to upgrade to six) that should make the device’s processing speed up to five times faster. The Mini Mac’s casing will also be made from 100% recycled aluminum.

It, too, will be available on November 7, and will cost $799.

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