Apple iPad and MacBook Event Roundup

October 31, 2018

Yesterday at Apple’s event they revealed some exciting product refreshes, including the iPad Pro and MacBook Air. 

Here’s what was announced:

iPad Pro
Available in 11-inch and 12.9-inch models, iPad Pro has an all-new all-screen design, a Liquid Retina display with ProMotion technology, an A12X Bionic chip and Face ID. And a new Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio.


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  • With new intuitive gestures getting around is even more simple.  
  • The liquid Retina display goes from edge to edge.  
  • True-to-life colour and ProMotion technology make everything look bright and feel responsive.  
  • Face ID comes to iPad and works in both portrait and landscape.  
  • A12X Bionic chip is the smartest chip Apple has ever made with 2x faster graphics.  
  • USBC gives you a high performance connection.  
  • 12MP camera for 4K video, document scanning and AR.  
  • TrueDepth camera for portraits, FaceTime, Animoji and Memoji. 

Available from 7 November.


Apple Pencil
The new Apple Pencil now responds to touch, and with a double-tap you can change from brushes to eraser without interrupting your flow. And, it attaches magnetically to pair and charge.

Smart Keyboard Folio
The new Smart Keyboard Folio provides a great typing experience and offers both front and back protection.

MacBook Air
The new thinner and lighter MacBook Air, available in silver, space grey and gold features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Touch ID, Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C), the latest-generation butterfly keyboard and a Force Touch trackpad. And with an enclosure made from 100% recycled aluminium, it’s the greenest Mac ever.


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  • Retina display with 4 million pixels, 48% more colours than previous generation.  
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life.  
  • Touch ID – your finger is your password.  
  • Apple T2 Security Chip to make it even more secure.  
  • Hey Siri enabled.  
  • Butterfly mechanism keyboard to provide more key stability, greater comfort and responsiveness.  
  • Force Touch Trackpad lets you interact with your Mac in a variety of ways based on subtle differences in pressure.  
  • Weighs just 1.25 kilos.  
  • Eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor.  
  • Up to 16GB of memory.   
  • Up to 1.5TB of SSD storage.  
  • 15.6mmthin.  
  • Latest wireless technologies with 802.11ac Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth 4.2.  
  • 2x ThunderBolt 3 ports.  
  • FaceTime HD camera.  
  • Stereo speakers deliver twice the bass and 25 per cent more volume than the previous generation.  
  • macOS Mojave.  

Available now. 


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