New MacBook Air, Mac mini and iPad Pro

Apple announced updates to three of its main products today. A new MacBook Air features a retina display, Touch ID and Thunderbolt 3 ports. The Mac mini is upgraded to use faster processors, more memory and Thunderbolt 3 as well. A new iPad Pro comes in 11-inch and 12.9-inch screen sizes, has Face ID with no Home button and uses USB-C instead of a Lighting port. The new iPad Pro can also use a new Apple Pencil that magnetically attaches to the side of the iPad for charging. All of these devices are available for ordering today and ship next week.

Comments: 6 Responses to “New MacBook Air, Mac mini and iPad Pro”

    Robbie H.
    8 months ago

    Would it be easy to convert from MacBook (Pro etc) to using an iPad Pro instead? I have a MacBook Pro unibody and do love the ease of upgrading hardware but it’s very tempting to convert to iPad Pro(!!)

    8 months ago

    Robbie: It really is subjective. Does iOS have all the software you need? For developers, this is a problem. But for many others it is a real possibility.

    Art Johnson
    8 months ago

    I’d love to make the move to the iPad Pro, BUT even Apple’s own Final Cut Pro X editing software isn’t available in an IOS version. Imagine that! PhotoShop works on the new iPad Pro, but FCPX doesn’t!

    8 months ago

    Art: Well, to be fair, Photoshop is coming just next year to the iPad Pro, and even then it won’t be 100% for a few versions. And Final Cut Pro, being a video editing tool, is much more processor, graphics and storage intensive than an image editing tool.

    Ron
    8 months ago

    Nothing on iMacs? Gary, I’ve held off for a year waiting for the new processors to make it to iMacs, but no announcement this week. I don’t want to buy a new 27” 3TB iMac and have it grossly outdated in a couple months. What do you see happening (soon) with iMacs?

    8 months ago

    Ron: There were really no rumors or expectation for a new iMac. I don’t think Intel has anything new that warrants a new iMac at the moment. Usually when a new machine comes it doesn’t grossly outdate the old one, not when the old one is just from last year.

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