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Apple Special Event: 7 of the biggest highlights

Apple lovers, control yourselves!

Have you heard the news yet? You’re in for a real treat. Over in Brooklyn, Tim Cook et al made some pretty major announcements today. Yes, the much-awaited Apple event saw the launch of three new Apple products. If you missed the event itself, never fear. Here is a quick rundown of the highlights!

1) Apple Has Gone All ‘Eco-Friendly’ on Us

Of course, one of the biggest announcements of the event was the brand new MacBook Air. It’s the first time that the Air model has undergone a makeover since way back in 2015.

The mega brand has seriously delivered when it comes to design and innovation here. The updated incarnation of the ultra-light laptop will be made of 100% recycled aluminium, making it the greenest ever addition to the lineup.

2) The MacBook Air Will Be Almost Bezeless

The all-screen look is uber popular when it comes to smartphones, but the people at Apple have taken the same ethos with the new MacBook.

Yes, the 13.3-inch Retina Display is proof of just that. It’s an almost bezeless (all-screen) look of the top half of the laptop, which gives it a super minimal and slick design.

3) Oh, and It Will Have Touch ID Sensor Too

Again, following in the footsteps of the modern-day smartphones, the latest MacBook Air has yet another update you’ll want to know about.

The Touch ID sensor allows you to unlock your laptop with your fingerprint. That means waving a long goodbye to passwords and the like. It’s most certainly a step in the right direction.

4) That’s Not All the MacBook Air Has to Offer

Of course, that’s not all… The MacBook Air will also have super-fast performance, a backlit keyboard, a cool Hi-Fi speaker system and even a larger trackpad than ever before.

All of the above means that it’s one of the most advanced entry-level MacBooks we’ve seen yet. It’s sure to win over a whole load of people this time around.

5) The iPad Pro Is Basically ‘All Screen’ Too

As though the MacBook Air weren’t enough to whip us into a frenzy, there’s the iPad Pro too. The tablet has also undergone a dramatic redesign here.

In a lot of ways, it looks like the iPad of the future and that’s not a bad thing. The nearly bezeless design and lack of a home button means that it looks like an entirely new product.

6) You Can Open It With Face ID

You might be wondering how you open the new iPad Pro if it’s not got a home button. Ah, that’s where things get seriously interesting.

This is the first iPad to be fitted with the facial recognition software we’ve seen on iPhone X. That means that, you guessed it, you have to use FaceID to unlock the product. Nice.

7) There’s a New Mac Mini Too

If you’re more of a desktop fan than a laptop lover, you might be interested in this final titbit.

At the Apple Event, there was one other addition – the new Mac Mini. The device is the smallest desktop yet packing both 4 and 6-core eighth-generation Intel processors. That means that it can compete, in terms of power, with MacBooks too.

So, there’s the event roundup in a nutshell. If you haven’t already, check out the latest Apple iPhone, iPhone XR, by clicking the banner below.

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