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.
    10 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(!!)

    10 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
    10 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!

    10 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
    10 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 I don’t want to buy a new 27” 3TB iMac and have it grossly outdated in a couple months.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?

    10 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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