Apple Unveils New MacBook Pros, AirPods
Tech giant Apple has added a new set of products to its roster, including new MacBook Pro laptops and AirPods unveiled at a Tuesday online event.
Apple also unveiled new chipsets for the new MacBook Pros, the M1 Pro and M1 Max.
Apple unveiled two MacBook Pros, a 14-inch and 16-inch model. Both will come with the first chipsets designed by Apple specifically for a MacBook Pro, delivering high performance, expectedly.
Apple has brought back the HDMI port and SD card reader to the new MacBook Pro, in addition to three Thunderbolt 4 ports to connect peripherals. Removing the HDMI port and SD card reader in MacBooks had generated significant complaints by some Apple users, but it appears they’ll be pleased again if they get the new MacBook Pros.
Other shared features of the new MacBook Pros include;
- A 1080p front camera.
- MagSafe magnetic chargers.
- Six-speaker sound system.
- Fast charging – 50% charge in 30 minutes, Apple claims.
- Touch bar replaced by function keys.
- The base price of the 14-inch model is $2,000 and the 16-inch model $2,500. It can cost up to $6,000 if you max out all the hardware specifications.
- The new MacBook Pros will be available at stores beginning on the 26th of October.
Apple unveiled its third-generation AirPods at the online event. Physically, it doesn’t look much different than the AirPods Pro but is better than its predecessor, with features including extended battery life (up to six hours of listening time) and support for spatial audio.
- The new AirPods cost $180. Availability is scheduled for the 26th of October.