Apple will offer PCIe SSDs ranging from 128 GB all the way up to a whopping 1.5 TB in the Air.
Considering this success story, its weird that Apple has neglected the MacBook Air for so many years. Apple also launched new iPads on Tuesday, showing the company continues to spread its bets with gadgets beyond the key iPhone line. The new MacBook Air's trackpad is 20% larger than its predecessor, and it also features Force Touch. In that sense, the new MacBook Air skirts such perils. The 13.3-inch model is the same width as the Air and technically narrower since it doesn't taper.
According to Apple's guide, the T2 chip includes a hardware disconnect for the microphone that physically prevents the microphone from turning on whenever the lid of your MacBook Air is closed.
The MacBook Air also includes the most secure storage of any notebook, Lagrove said, with a AES-256 crypto engine.
The keyboard is a 4th generation butterfly type, that Apple says is more precise and responsive than ever. The TouchPad also receives an upgrade, with haptic feedback. The notebook, made with 100 percent recycled aluminum, has two Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Finally, the new Air comes in three familiar colors: space gray, gold, and silver.
To log in or make purchases with Apple Pay, you can now use Touch ID to authenticate your identity. If you're buying a third-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro or the 11-inch iPad Pro, then you'll now need the new second-generation Apple Pencil. Apple says that the new MacBook Air can run a 5K display and supports eGPU as well. The FaceTime camera will remain at the top of the display, however.
The new MacBook Air is 17% lesser in volume and 10% thinner than its predecessor. At 2.75 lbs, it is a quarter pound lighter than the previous version. "The display is 13.3" in the diagonal, and features razor thin bezels.
We're so excited watching Apple's big announcement today about the brand new MacBook Air.
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All of that with pretty much the same battery life promises as before - up to 12 hours of web browsing. Plus, you'll get two times the base out of this laptop. With the title of Apple's most affordable MacBook (the price tag starts at $1199) we imagine lots of parents are going to be considering this for their families - or perhaps even for yourself as you hand down an older model to the kids.
In terms of pricing, things start off with an 8GB RAM, 1.6GHz Core 15, 128GB for $1,199.
Mob boss Whitey Bulger found dead in West Virginia prison - reports say
It comes amid reports an inmate was killed at the Hazelton high security prison in West Virginia shortly after Bulger's arrival. Bulger was born in South Boston during the Depression, who got the nickname "Whitey" growing up for his blonde hair.