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Apple keeps you informed about updates to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. There are also back-to-school offers for students. The innovations are not bad to read, but one small detail about the product range is deliberately kept secret: the MacBook without "Pro" or "Air" addition is gone. It is no longer displayed in the official Apple shop. Apparently Apple has shifted the focus away from the eponymous laptop to its offshoots. I have summarized details of their innovations for you in the following.
Not only has the price of the Apple MacBook Air been reduced to 1.249 euros, there is even an even lower price for students. In addition to the price downgrade, there was an upgrade for the display of content. Because this now comes with True Tone technology in the retina display. As part of the back-to-school campaign, in addition to discounted Apple computers, each model also comes with a pair of Beats Studio3 headphones. You can find details on the official promo page.
"Students love the Mac - it's the notebook they rely on from campus to classroom, and it's # 1 among college graduates"Says Tom Boger, Apple's senior director of Mac Product Marketing. "With lower prices for the MacBook Air and the updated 13 ″ MacBook Pro with improved performance, Touch Bar and Touch ID, there has never been a better time for students to get a Mac to study."
As already indicated in the quote from Boger, the 13 ″ MacBook Pro now has a Touch Bar and, accordingly, Touch ID for user identification. In addition, the model set at 1.499 euros (cheaper for students) now uses an 8th generation quad-core processor, which makes it twice as powerful.
In addition, as part of the hardware upgrade, there is a True Tone Retina Display and the Apple T2 Security Chip. Both the redesigned MacBook Pro and the aforementioned MacBook Air are compatible with the macOS 2019 Catalina operating system, which will be released in autumn 10.15. You can find information about the system in this post. I have all compatible Macs for you at this point listed.
Source: Apple Newsroom
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.