Apple has given two of their most popular Macs, the MacBook Air and entry MacBook Pro, an update. Both have received True Tone to their displays, while the MacBook Pro gains a Touch Bar and Touch ID, quad-core processor, and Apple T2 Security Chip. But perhaps the biggest change is to the price of the MacBook. Which now starts at an RRP of NZ$1,949 – a price drop of NZ$200.
Both the MacBook Air and 13-inch entry MacBook Pro feature a Retina Display, sleek aluminium design, all-day battery life, macOS, and more. And from today they now have a True Tone Retina Display. Meaning the colour temperature of the display will automatically adjust depending on the environment around you.
For example, if the lighting around you is on the warmer orange spectrum of colour, then the display will adjust to match. Providing a better viewing experience.
Whist both models share similar features they have been designed for different tasks. The MacBook Air is great for every-day tasks, emails, web, photo editing, and more. While the MacBook Pro is better suited for tasks that demand powerful processors, SSD storage, and more. Such as 4K video editing, music production, design and architecture, and more.
Today’s updates include significant additions to the entry-level MacBook Pro which for the first time now includes:
An 8th-generation quad-core processor offering 2x more performance
Touch Bar and Touch ID
Apple T2 Security Chip
As a result, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is now twice as fast before
In New Zealand, the MacBook Air is now priced at a recommended retail price of NZ$1,949. This is NZ$200 cheaper than the previous price of NZ$2,149. But it gets even better for University students and teachers, with Apple lowering the price by an additional NZ$180 to just NZ$1,769.
The MacBook Pro now starts at a recommended retail price of NZ$2,299. As with the MacBook Air, Apple is offering University students and teachers a saving of NZ$180 off. Bringing the price down to NZ$2,119.
All models can be ordered with free, fast delivery and 14-day returns from Apple’s online store. University Students and Teachers can access special pricing by shopping at Apple’s online store for Education. Each model can be customised with additional storage, memory RAM, processors, and more.