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New Macs and iPads! Follow Apple’s ‘More in the Making’ Event Here

Apple may have had an event in September, but that doesn’t mean that they’re done for the year. Follow here to see what Apple is unveiling at its October event in New York City!

New MacBook Air
Tim Cook wasted little time is kicking off the event. Within 10 minutes, Tim Cook announced a long-awaited new MacBook Air. The new Air has a Retina display with 4x the resolution of previous models. The Air will retain the wedge shape, but now features two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports and does away with the aluminum bezel, replacing it with a narrower black bezel.  The new Air also gets Touch ID built into the keyboard. It also features a Force Touch trackpad. 

The Air also gets an internal upgrade with all new specs: 

  • T2 System controller for added security, Hey Siri capability
  • 60 percent faster SSD; up to 1.5TB (128GB base)
  • Up to 16GB 2133MHz memory
  • 8th-generation Intel Dual-Core i5
  • Three-microphone array
  • 25% louder speakers than before, 2x more bass and wider stereo sound
  • Made from 100% recycled aluminum (“greenest Mac ever”)
  • Starts at $1199 
  • Order today, available Nov. 7

Mighty New Mac mini
The smallest Mac is getting a huge upgrade. Check out the specs below:

  • Every Mac Mini has standard four cores. Six cores optional.
  • 8th generation CPUs with 60 percent faster graphics. 5x faster than before.
  • Up to 64GB upgradable memory (Mac mini 2018 memory upgrades now available from OWC up to 64GB!)
  • All-flash storage up to 2TB
  • Available 10Gb Ethernet configuration
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 USB C ports, HDMI, and two USB-A ports
  • Starts at $799
  • Order today, available Nov. 7

Today at Apple
Head of Apple Retail Angela Ahrendts has taken the stage to talk about Today at Apple sessions. There’s a new Sessions tab in the Apple Store app and there will be more than 60 new sessions available with a video, music and design focus.

New iPads
Cook took the stage again to talk about the iPad, announcing new iPad Pro models. The iPad Pro gets an all-new form factor with thinner bezels, Face ID (no more home button), and a liquid Retina display (same as iPhone XR). The thinner bezels allow for a larger 11″ display vs. the former 10.5″ display. There’s also a new 12.9″ iPad Pro.

Here are some more specs for the new iPad models:

  • A12X Bionic chip with 10 billion transistors
  • 8-Core CPU (Up to 90 percent faster)
  • 7-Core GPU
  • Neural Engine with 5 trillion operations per second
  • USB-C connector
  • Charging Out – charge your iPhone with your iPad
  • Redesigned Apple Pencil that attaches magnetically and charges wirelessly
  • Smart Keyboard Folio with keyboard that attaches magnetically
  • 12MP camera, 4K 60-fps
  • 10-hour battery life
  • Four speakers, woofer and tweeter pairs
  • Starts at $799 for 11″ up to 1TB
  • Starts at $999 for 12″ options up to 1TB
  • Order today, available Nov. 7
  • Current iPad Pro model available for $649

Be sure to upgrade the workflow on your new Mac with the best Thunderbolt 3 gear available.

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  • So, on the Mac mini, “Up to 64GB upgradable memory”. Upgradeable meaning we can order more when we buy or did Apple open the mini up to allow user upgrades of RAM?