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Apple MacBook Event: Key Points

Apple held an event on 27th October at it’s Cupertino HQ. This was Apple’s first onstage mention of Mac hardware since March of 2015.

Here is a summary of what’s new:

MacBook Pro: Industrial design, thinner and lighter, 13in & 15in models in 2 colours.

Force Touch: New track pad, twice the size.

Keyboard: Butterfly switch design, more stable, precise, and 40% thinner key-caps.

TouchBar: A retina display, touch screen – adapts to whatever software you’re using, browsing, quick type suggestions. Replaces Fn key and system controls. Video, music and photo editing precision and ease.

Apple TouchBar

TouchID: Can log in with your fingerprint. Located on power button for login, user switching and authorised ApplePay.

What’s inside (depending on spec): Apple T1 Chip, Intel Core i5 / i7, Dual-core 2133MHz memory, faster graphics, gaming, 3D graphics. 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports, can be used for charging, USB, video in/out.

Highly recyclable.

Pricing & Availability:

  • 13″ Macbook Pro without TouchBar $1499 (around Rs. 1,00,000) – Available now
  • 13″ Macbook Pro with TouchBar $1799 (around Rs. 1,20,000) – Available in 2-3 weeks
  • 15″ Macbook Pro with TouchBar $2399 (around Rs. 1,60,000) – Available in 2-3 weeks

Apple TV: Minecraft, Twitter Live Viewing, New “TV” app;

TV App: Consolidates viewing across iTunes and other sources. Unifies the streamed content browsing experience. Free.

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Shubham Mishra

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