Apple has conducted their second event within months of launching their flagship smartphones iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. This event which concluded in New York has witnessed Apple surfacing three new devices: Apple iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini. MacBook Air finally got its much-needed overhaul after a long wait.
New MacBook Air 2018 Features and India Price
The updated MacBook Air retains the same 13.3-inch display but the bezels are significantly smaller allowing the MacBook Air to pack a similar screen in a smaller frame. This new laptop now flaunts a Retina Display. In comparison to its predecessor, it is 10% slimmer. the new MacBook Air features two USB-C ports which can be connected to all compatible devices for screen sharing, data sharing or charging. Apple has made changes in speakers placement and it claims that the new speakers produce better and louder sound.
The right side only features a 3.5 mm jack. Apple’s controversial butterfly keypad has also made it to the new Macbook Air. Apple has also included a Touch ID sensor which is driven by the new T2. As for the internals, Apple has used the 8th generation 1.6Ghz Intel i5 processor to power this device. The trackpad is predominantly larger, on the lines of MacBook and MacBook Pro. The base variant comes with a RAM of 8GB LPDDR3, Intel 1.6GHz Core i5 processor and 128GB SSD at a price of $1,199.In India, the new Macbook Air 2018 8GB + 128GB variant retails for Rs. 1,14,900 while 8GB + 256GB version is available for Rs.1,34,900.
iPad Pro 3rd gen (2018) Features and India Price
The MacBook Air 2018 was joined by new iPad Pro at the launch event. It comes in two display sizes: 11-inch and 12.9-inch. They seem to have significantly upgraded the specifications on this one in almost every department. Apple claims that the display now has slimmer bezels and the whole device is 15% thinner than the previous version. They have ditched the home button housing touch ID for end-to-end display and compensated it with Face ID.
They have upgraded the display to “Liquid Retina” (that means its an IPS screen like iPhone XR) and have included a new stylized Apple Pencil which can be docked to the iPad with the help of magnets. iPad Pro uses the latest A12X Bionic chip which is likely to impart a slick performance. They have also included a USB-C port on this tablet which establishes a seamless connection with other devices. They have ditched the 3.5 mm jack though. The Pad Pro India price is yet to be revealed.
Apple has finally updated the long-standing Mac Mini which was released last in 2014. This new device will have a quad-core 8th Gen Intel processor and there is an option for Hexa-core Intel Core i7 version as well. Apple has included the T2 chip for improving the security of this device and it supports up to 64GB RAM. The flash storage is available up to a staggering 2TB of space. The Mac Mini houses 4 USB-C Thunderbolt 3 bolts, an HDMI port, an Ethernet and two USB-A ports. It comes in a new space grey finish. The Mac Mini 2018 price in India starts from Rs 75,900.
MacBook Air, iPad Pro, Mac Mini Specifications
|Model||MacBook Air||iPad Pro||Mac Mini|
|Display||13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS; 2560×1600;Retina display||Liquid Retina display;11-inch/12.9-inch LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology||NA|
|Processor||1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz||A12X Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture||quad-core Intel Core i3/6-core Intel Core i5|
|RAM||8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3||8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM|
|Internal Storage||128GB/ 256GB, PCIe-based SSD||64GB/256GB/512GB/1TB||128GB/ 256GB, PCIe-based SSD|
|Software||MacOS Mojave||iOS 12||MacOS Mojave|
|Primary Camera||NA||12-megapixel camera
with ƒ/1.8 aperture and
Quad-LED True Tone flash
|Front Camera||720p FaceTime HD camera||7-megapixel,ƒ/2.2 aperture lens with Retina Flash||NA|
|Battery||50.3-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery||29.37-watt-hour/ 36.71-watt-hour battery||NA|
|Connectivity||802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible;Bluetooth 4.2||Digital compass
Wi-Fi,iBeacon micro-location;Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS,Cellular
IEEE802.11a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 5.0
Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
|Dimensions||Height: 0.41–1.56 cm; Width: 30.41 cm ; Depth: 21.24 cm; Weight: 1.25 kg||Width:214.9 mm,Height:280.6 mmDepth:5.99 mm, Weight: Approx. 631 g (for 12.90-inch display)||Width:19.74 cm,Height:19.7.6 cm,Depth:3.6 cm, Weight:Approx. 1.3 kg|
|Price||Rs.1,14,900- 8GB + 128GB
Rs.1,34,900 – 8GB + 256GB
|WiFi: $999 / $1,149 / $1,349 / $1,749
WiFi+ Cellular: $1,149 / $1,299 / $1,499 / $1,899
for 64GB,256GB,512GB,1TB respectively
|Rs.75,900- 128 GB internal|