Every Apple presentation is eagerly awaited even by users who prefer products from other companies. After all, Apple has traditionally created trends that have not yet determined the development of the industry for more than one year. And, although this time the iPhone was not presented, the results of the presentation were pleasantly surprised. iPad Pro is pleased with enlarged screens with a compact design, MacBook Air with its displays, and the Mac mini for the first time became a computer sufficient for professional tasks.
At the presentation in New York, Apple introduced a number of new products, including the iPad Pro of the new generation.
There is also a magnetic mount for the Apple Pencil, similar to that known to users on Samsung devices. Screens – Liquid Retina LCD, like the iPhone XR displays, feature True Tone support and a wide range of colors.
The iPad Pro’s displays have become bigger – they are now 11-inch. At the same time, thanks to the Face ID, the tablets are quite compact. The new iPad Pro is incredibly thin – just 5.9 millimeters thick. A 12.9-inch version is also available. The tablets in question are equipped with USB-C ports
The iPad Pro software is similar to the one installed on the iPhone, especially when it comes to navigation. Users will be able to enjoy high performance thanks to eight-core A12X Bionic chips, as well as 7-core graphics processors, which, as Apple notes, are 1000 times faster than before.
During the presentation, the company used Photoshop and Adobe’s augmented reality application, called Project Aero, to show how the content of augmented reality is created on the new iPad Pros. Thanks to the USB-C ports, the new iPad Pro will not only become compatible with various peripheral devices, but can also be used to charge the iPhone.
Among the accessories is the new Smart Keyboard Folio keyboard. Deliveries of new products will begin from November 7, 2018. LTE support will be implemented in both sizes. The minimum storage capacity is 64 gigabytes. The price of the standard model starts from 799 US dollars (65 990 rubles for the version with Wi ‑ Fi support or 77 990 rubles for a tablet that supports Wi ‑ Fi and cellular connections), 12-inch – from 999 US dollars (the price of the model with Wi-Fi support Fi starts at 81,990 rubles, and Wi ‑ Fi and cellular connections start at 93,990 rubles). Apple Pencil will cost at least 10 790 rubles. The price of polyurethane Smart Folio, offered in several colors, will begin: from 7490 rubles for 11-inch iPad Pro and from 8490 rubles – for a model with a display, the diagonal of which is 12.9 inches. Prices and configurations of new products already were considered in details.
MacBook Air first equipped with Retina Display
he most important feature of the new MacBook Air is the Retina Display. The giant aluminum frame is in the past, and the screen remained 13.3-inch. The full display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels. Slot for SD-cards, it seems, is missing. But Thunderbolt 3 ports are supported, which will increase the speed of data transfer.
Provided and Touch ID, which has become one of the most interesting additions to the configuration of the Mac over the years.
Touch ID sensor includes a new T2 chip with support for Hey, Siri features. T2 also interacts with the SSD, supporting “data encoding on the fly” for the entire contents of the disk. Apple notes that the result of the new approach is a safer boot process and a safer drive.
The mechanism of the new keyboard is already known to users of the recently introduced MacBook Pro models, which means that the keyboard will become quieter.
Pleased and components that have found a use in the new product. First of all – the Intel Core i5 processor of the eighth generation, an excellent addition to which was a 1.5-terabyte drive and 16 GB of RAM. The energy in the battery, as in the previous Air, will be enough for 12 hours of work and 13 hours of video playback from iTunes.
As the frames became thinner, the size of the computer decreased by 17%. As the case material, Apple used a new aluminum alloy, in which 100% of the aluminum used is recycled. Like other recent Apple Apple MacBook Air offers consumers in gray, silver and gold colors.
All these improvements have led to an increase in the price of the MacBook Air, which now starts at $ 1,119 or $ 104,990, as previously mentioned. This is a basic model with a Core i5 processor, 8 gigabytes of RAM, and only a 128-gigabyte internal storage. Deliveries will begin on November 7 of the current year.
Although the design of the new Mac mini has remained familiar, its components have become much more impressive. At least, the novelty uses a fourth-generation Intel quad-core processor designed for desktop computers. An optional version with a six-core processor is also provided. The maximum amount of: RAM – 64 GB, storage – 2 terabytes. Thus, computational performance has increased (at most) five times, and graphics performance has increased by 60%.
It also has four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A, HDMI, audio and Ethernet ports (including an option that supports 10 gigabits per second),
This increased performance, of course, also affects the price of a computer. The initial configuration, which assumes a 3.6-gigahertz Core i3 processor, 8 gigabytes of RAM and a 128-gigabyte solid-state drive, costs $ 799 or 68,990 rubles, about whichreportedin the context of a more detailed consideration of the characteristics of new items. Deliveries of new Mac mini will begin on November 7, 2018. Version with a 3-gigahertz six-core processor and a 256-gigabyte SSD – for $ 1,099 or 93,990 rubles. Earlier rumors noted that Apple was preparing Mac mini for professionals and they were right.