Apple refreshes MacBook line-up: MacBook Air gets True Tone, entry-level MacBook Pro now comes with Touch Bar

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on Jul 10 2019
Apple refreshes MacBook line-up: MacBook Air gets True Tone, entry-level MacBook Pro now comes with Touch Bar

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Apple has refreshed the MacBook Air with True Tone and updated the entry-level MacBook Pro

The entry-level MacBook Pro now features Touch Bar.

The MacBook Air price in India now starts from Rs 99,900, while the MacBook Pro starting price remains the same at Rs 1,19,900.

Apple has announced the launch of refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops. While the tech giant just refreshed its MacBook Pro laptops in May, the latest announcement comes in time for the back-to-school season. The new launches include two new 13-inch MacBook Pros and a refreshed variant of the 2018 MacBook Air. Apple has also discontinued the non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro models and the 12-inch MacBook variant.

The update to the 2018 MacBook Air is a minor one. The laptop now supports True Tone with the device’s Retina display. In simple terms, True Tone is a display technology that matches the colour tone or whiteness of the display to that of ambient lighting, such as, if you are in a room with yellow light, the display will turn slightly yellow so as to seem more natural. Other specs include a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 8th-generation processor and 8GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage in the base version. 

The new MacBook Air price in India now starts from Rs 99,900. Additionally, students can get it at Rs 92,074. To recall, the older 2018 model was launched at a price tag of Rs 1,14,900.

The major update is to the entry-level MacBook Pro line, which now comes with Touch Bar, Touch ID, faster quad-core 8th gen Intel processors, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and Apple’s T2 security chip. You can buy it for Rs 1,19,000, while college students can get it for Rs 1,11,264. 

Apart from the above mentioned discounts, the new laptops will be available with a pair of Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones, as they are part of Apple’s back-to-school promotion. The promotion is applicable for college students, their parents, faculty, staff, and home-school teachers through the Apple Education Store.

The new Apple laptops will be available to buy via Apple Authorised Resellers from July 25 in India.

As for the discontinued laptops, Apple has officially discontinued the non-Retina MacBook Air which had an MRP of Rs 84,900 but used to often retail for under Rs 60,000. This means the MacBook Air line-up now starts at Rs 99,000. Additionally, the company has also discontinued the 12 inch MacBook model.

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