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Apple event in October 2018: MacBook Air, Mac mini and iPad Pro

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It has long been known that Apple even more than just that iPhone XS (Max) and the iPhone XR has in store for 2018. And indeed, a new MacBook Air, a revised Mac mini and two new ones were released today Pro-Models of the iPad presented. All information about the Products.

MacBook Air

It's been a long time since Apple introduced a new version of the popular MacBook Air. Well, a new model was presented today at the beginning of the keynote. This has a 13,3-inch retina display that has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. Although the redesigned MacBook Air does not have a Touch Bar, Apple built a fingerprint sensor for Touch ID into the keyboard. Unfortunately, there are not as many connections as there were on the last model in the Air series. The user only has two Thunderbolt 3 ports and one jack plug.

The new MacBook Air is available in gold, silver and space gray (Image: Apple)

The Prozessor, the Cupertino company opted for the i5Proprocessor of the eighth generation from Intel. This is supported by up to 16 gigabytes of RAM and up to 1,5 terabytes of SSD storage. The device is said to last up to 12 hours just surfing the Internet via Safari. Apple specifies 30 days for the pure stand-by time. You can pre-order the new MacBook Air starting today, the cheapest configuration starts at 1349 euros in the Apple Store. The devices will then be available from November 7th.

Mac mini

Apple has finally given the Mac mini a decent upgrade. At the Proprocessor you can choose between the Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7. Depending on which one you choose, this one has Processor four or six cores. The main memory is now up to 64 gigabytes in size, the SSD memory even up to 2 terabytes. Thanks to this combination, the new Mac mini is up to five times faster than its predecessor. You also get a lot in terms of connections: USB-A, Thunderbolt 3 in USB-C format, HDMI and an Ethernet port with which speeds of up to 10 gigabits are possible. For larger tasks, you can now even connect multiple Mac minis together. You can also pre-order the revised Mac mini starting today at a starting price of 899 euros. The Mac will then be available from November 7th.

The new Mac mini is now also available in space gray (Image: Apple)

iPad Pro and Apple Pencil 2

For a long time now received the iPad with the new iPad Pro a redesign. The edges of the device are now more pointed and the display now takes up a lot of the front. A few things result from the new design: First of all, it is now possible for the new Apple Pencil 2 to be attached magnetically to the side of the device and also charged there. The second result is that the new iPads now have Face ID, since the home button was omitted due to the small display edges. AproPos display: This is now 11 inches or 12,9 inches, depending on your choice. The touchscreen in the 11-inch model has a resolution of 2388 x 1668 pixels, while the 12,9-inch model has a resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels.

The new iPad Pro got a complete redesign (Picture: Apple)

Another interesting innovation is that Apple has now installed a USB-C connector instead of a Lightning port. This enables the connection of devices such as the Ultrafine Display from LG or gadgets for creating music. It is also practical that you can now charge smartphones or other things via the plug. Inside, the new A12X Bionic from Apple works itself, which has eight computing cores and seven graphics cores. According to Apple, this chip should be up to 90 Procent faster than that Processors in others Promodels of the iPad. You can choose between 64 gigabytes, 256 gigabytes, 512 gigabytes or one terabyte of memory. The new iPads start at 879 euros.

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