Apple announced the re-designed 2018 iPad Pro at its New York event yesterday, including a brand-new MacBook Air, Mac Mini.
The new iPad Pros add Face ID, ditch the home button, and sport an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, bringing them more in line with the iPhone X.
The new iPad Pros are thinner at just 5.9 mm thickness. They will come in Space Grey and Silver variant. The Gold color is not an option on the 2018 iPad Pros.
Apple’s Mac business now has 100 million active devices. The new MacBook Air is 25% lighter than its previous reiteration, now weighing in at 2.75 pounds. The familiar aluminum bezel has been removed for a sleeker border. For the first time, its base is made out of 100% recycled aluminum to help reduce the computer's carbon footprint by 50%, according to Apple.
It is what Apple is calling its "greenest ever Mac" and while borrowing from the beloved design includes a complete revamp of the way it looks.
The new MacBook Air has a high-resolution Retina display — addressing its biggest shortcoming — plus two USB-C ports and a headphone jack. The new display has 50 percent narrower borders and 48 percent “more color.” The new Air now supports Touch ID to unlock your Mac or use Apple Pay, a feature Apple previously introduced in the MacBook Pro. It can drive a 5K external display. Apple is pledging 12 hours of battery life in “wireless web browsing.”
Mac mini powers everything from home automation to giant render farms. And now with eighth-generation Intel quad-core and 6-core processors and Intel UHD Graphics 630, Mac mini has even more compute power for industrial-grade tasks. So whether you’re running a live concert sound engine or testing your latest iOS app, Mac mini is the shortest distance between a great idea and a great result.
In addition, Cook announced that iOS users can now upgrade to iOS 12.1 for more than 70 new emoji and the much-anticipated new group FaceTime feature.