Apple had a lot to talk about at its special event in Brooklyn today. Here are the biggest announcements.
Apple has announced a brand new iPad Pro, with an edge-to-edge display and no Home button. It uses a new Liquid Retina display, like the one found on the iPhone XR. It comes in 11-inch and 12.9-inch configurations. And because it's ditched the Home button, it sports Face ID. Instead of Lightning, the new iPad Pro features support for USB-C. It's all powered by the new A12X Bionic chip.
Apple Pencil 2
Apple has also announced a new, completely redesigned Apple Pencil. It now magnetically attaches to the iPad Pro, automatically paring and charging when connected. The Apple Pencil now also features gesture support for customizable interactions.
Apple has announced a brand new MacBook Air with a Retina display. It comes with Touch ID, as well as two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a headphone jack. It also has 17% less volume than the previous MacBook Air, while retaining a 13.3-inch display.
Apple has indeed announced a new Mac mini, which now comes in Space Gray, features four- or six-core Intel processors, and up to 64GB of memory. The Mac mini now utilizes all SSD storage for faster data retrieval and comes with a plethora of ports for expanded connectivity.
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Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
This is one I'm glad I didn't make time for to watch live. While the iPad changes are significant, the new Macs should've been minor spec bumps in a string of spec bumps over the years. If not so long overdue the Mac changes wouldn't be worthy of major presentation time.
Apple knows how to generate hype. Let's hope that they don't leave the Macs for this long again
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