Apple releases all-new MacBook Air laptops

Stephanie Chase
·2-min read
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From Digital Spy

2020 is certainly not managing to slow down the almighty Apple. The company has just held its third launch event in as many months, and this time it was the Mac and MacBook taking centre stage.

At the One More Thing event on Tuesday (November 10), Apple unveiled the M1 chip, which will ensure its Macs are even more powerful and work even faster than before.

The M1 is the first in a family of chips designed by Apple specifically for the Mac and it powers the next generation of MacBooks, including the new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.

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The new MacBook Air is faster, with better performing graphics than any previous generation, and it has an impressive 18 hours of battery life. Apple has also removed the fan, meaning noise is no longer an issue.

And thanks to the M1 chip, it is faster than 98 percent of PC laptops sold in the past year. The new MacBook air is available to buy from November 17, with prices starting at £999.

For those wanting a more powerful system, Apple also unveiled the new MacBook Pro, which offers up to 17 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 20 hours of video playback. The new model delivers up to twice the battery life of the previous generation and has the longest battery life ever on a Mac.

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The MacBook pro is available to pre-order now, ahead of its release on November 17, with prices starting at £1,299.

And finally, Apple also launched the new Mac Mini, which promises a performance that's 5x faster than the best-selling desktop PCs at just one tenth of the size.

It boasts 15x faster performance over the previous generation quad-core model and is also £100 cheaper, with prices starting at just £699.

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Photo credit: Apple

Apple also announced its new operating system Big Sur, which will launch on November 12.

The new Mac OS is the biggest design upgrade since the introduction of Mac OS X and there'll be new looks for apps including Safari, Messages, and Maps.

And the combination of the M1 chip and Big Sur means Mac users can run a greater range of apps than ever before, with iPhone and iPad apps now being able to run directly on the Mac.

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