Apple refreshes the MacBook Pro and Air

Apple refreshes the MacBook Pro and Air

Overnight, Apple have announced the latest update to both the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro, giving a boost to performance, as well as design on both lines.


For the MacBook Air, anyone who picks that up, will note the much more natural viewing experience, as the screen now has built in true tone, along with the retina quality it has had before. Plus when you consider that MacBook Air is designed to power through daily tasks, from email and web surfing, to photo editing and FaceTime calls, and at an even lower price, it’s the do-it-all notebook for consumers and students alike, the now lower price point for both retail and students makes it even more appealing.

“College students love the Mac — it’s the notebook they rely on from the dorm room to the classroom, and the No. 1 choice among higher education students,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac Product Marketing. “With a lower RRP AU$1,549 inc. GST university student price for MacBook Air and the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with faster performance, Touch Bar and Touch ID at RRP AU$1,849 inc. GST for university students, there’s never been a better time to bring a Mac to college.”

Those looking to get a MacBook Air without a student discount will spend $1,699 instead, whereas the MacBook Pro will set you back $1,999.


Speaking of that one, the refresh to that line, now includes the latest 8th-generation quad-core processors, making it two times more powerful than before, and also now features Touch Bar and Touch ID, a True Tone Retina display and the Apple T2 Security Chip.

Both laptops are available direct from Apple today and will be in other stores to most locations by the end of the week.