The second hardware event of the year organized by Apple was essentially to give display time to its second set of devices. Most of the announcements we had anticipated were already a little disappointing. We will not be able to buy Airpower mats in the near future. But still, Apple has delivered on impressive devices.
Here's everything Apple has shown at today's event.
The company opened with an ode to the Mac. CEO, Tim Cook, has revealed that it reaches 100 million Mac users, 51% of whom are new buyers. And, according to him, it's time to create a "new Macbook Air".
The new Air will come with a Retina display of 13.3 ", with a resolution of 4 million pixels. The aluminum frames are also replaced by a narrow black glass. It will also have a Touch ID sensor built into the keyboard, like Apple's handheld devices. Apple also promised that the device would have better processor and storage options, as well as a more stable keyboard and a larger touchpad. Despite all these new features, it will weigh only 2.75 pounds.
The new Macbook Air will be available in three new finishes, starting at $ 1199. It is available to order from today and from next week.
Cook, who seemed to have drunk too much coffee this morning, then revealed a "small but powerful" Mac device – the new Mac Mini, available in a new sexy gray space finish.
The company touted the best processors, especially the four-core and six-core options, which apparently makes the new device five times faster than before. It will also be available with up to 64GB of memory and starts with 128 SSD in storage.
Starts at $ 799. Like the Macbook Air, it can be ordered today and will be available next week.
As expected, the new iPad Pro was the darling of the event. With its 11 and 12.9-inch variants, it is 5.9 millimeters thick, 15 percent thinner and 25 percent smaller than its predecessor. And, as expected, the face identification code now replaces the Home button.
Due to the lack of a button, he uses the gestures of the iPhone X . It runs on the A12X Bionic chip, with graphics seemingly comparable to those of an Xbox One S. It also features magnets allowing users to connect their Apple Pencil and the new folio keyboard, which can also be recharged without wire once connected.
And as expected, they switch to USB-C, making it the first Apple devices to do so. This means that the iPad Pro can be connected to a number of new devices and even used as a charging port for a phone.
Today at Apple
In addition to computer hardware, Apple also announced the addition of 60 new sessions to its "Today at Apple" in-store educational programs. According to Angela Ahrendts, Retail Manager, the sessions will include video and music editing, children's photo labs and special photo, video and music labs for teachers.
In addition, the Apple Store app now displays user events on the nearest Apple Store and can be tailored to the devices they own.
Tim Cook also took a moment to present the latest iOS update, which will be released today. The most notable changes to the update are the new Facetime group and 70 new emoji. The latter means that we finally get the emoji revealed in July which includes new emoji for red hair, gray hair and no hair, as well as a lettuce, a peacock, a wire and a cupcake .
That's all, apart from the performance of a nervous Lana Del Rey. Hopefully we'll see more new iMac sometime next year, because we do not intend to tease this time around.