Apple Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display & MacBook Air

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Apple today updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the all-new Force Touch trackpad, fifth generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100, two times faster flash and longer battery life, bringing even more performance and capabilities to our pro customers.* Apple also today updated the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air with fifth generation Intel Core processors, Intel HD Graphics 6000, and Thunderbolt 2, and added up to two times faster flash to the 13-inch MacBook Air, making the perfect everyday notebooks even better.

“Today the popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, 11-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Air all received significant upgrades,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The 13-inch MacBook Pro has been updated with the latest processors, more powerful graphics, faster flash, longer battery life and the all-new Force Touch trackpad. We’re also bringing the latest processors and graphics, and faster Thunderbolt 2 to the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air, as well as up to two times faster flash to the 13-inch MacBook Air.”

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display features the all-new Force Touch trackpad that brings a new dimension of interactivity to the Mac. The new trackpad features built-in force sensors that allow you to click anywhere and haptic feedback that provides a responsive and uniform feel. You can even customise the feel of the trackpad by changing the amount of pressure needed to register each click. The Force Touch trackpad also enables a new gesture called Force Click, a click followed by a deeper press, for tasks like pulling up the definition of a word, quickly seeing a map or glancing at a preview of a file.

The updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display also features fifth generation Intel Core processors up to 3.1 GHz, with Turbo Boost Speeds up to 3.4 GHz, faster integrated Intel Iris Graphics 6100, and flash storage that is up to two times faster, with throughput up to 1.6GBps.* In addition, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now delivers up to 10 hours of battery life and up to 12 hours of iTunes movie playback.**

The updated 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air now feature fifth generation Intel Core processors up to 2.2 GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz, integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000, and Thunderbolt 2, delivering up to 20Gbps, twice the bandwidth of the previous generation. The 13-inch MacBook Air also features faster flash storage that is up to two times faster than the previous generation.***

Every new Mac comes with OS X Yosemite, a powerful new version of OS X, redesigned and refined with a fresh, modern look, powerful new apps and amazing Continuity features that make working across your Mac and iOS devices more fluid than ever.

iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto, and Pages, Numbers and Keynote come free with every new Mac. iMovie lets you easily create beautiful movies, you can use GarageBand to make new music or learn to play piano or guitar and you can edit and share your best shots with iPhoto. Pages, Numbers and Keynote, make it easy to create, edit and share stunning documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iCloud let you create a document on iPhone or iPad, edit it on your Mac and collaborate with friends, even if they are on a PC. The new Photos for OS X app keeps your growing photo and video collection automatically organised and easy to navigate and will be included in an OS X Yosemite update this spring.

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Rumour – New Apple iPads To Be Announced October 21

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Well, that’s the rumour and one that we’re really hoping turns true. It’s a pattern that Apple have repeated for the past few years, last October Apple unveiled the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina display. This October we’re hoping for new iPad models with possibly the A8 processor that they’ve added to the … Read moreRumour – New Apple iPads To Be Announced October 21

Apple’s New Back To School Promotion Rolls Out – And It’s Better Than Ever

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Apple have just launched their new Back to School Promotion, which is good and better than last year. Apple will give you, if you’re in Education a $100/£70 App Store gift card when you purchase a Mac or $50/£35 when you buy an iPad or iPhone. The latter is the new part and is a … Read moreApple’s New Back To School Promotion Rolls Out – And It’s Better Than Ever

Black Friday Deals At The Apple Store

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Black Friday deals are in full swing at the Apple store but as always, they’re nothing to really shout about and won’t change your life but a saving is a saving nonetheless. We’ve listed some of the deals below take a look…   iPad (4th Generation)   If you’ve been wanting to pick up the … Read moreBlack Friday Deals At The Apple Store

Massive Sales At Best Buy UK Today On Apple Gear – Don’t Miss These Deals

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There are some great bargains to be had at Best Buy UK today, the stores have been closed all weekend as the staff have been preparing for their closing down sale. Look at some of the bargains that we have found, but hurry we’re sure they are all in limited supply. iPad 2 Smart Cover … Read moreMassive Sales At Best Buy UK Today On Apple Gear – Don’t Miss These Deals

Apple Discounts iPad, iMac, iPod, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro And More For Black Friday

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9to5Mac are reporting that a ‘trusted tipster’ has provided them with details of Apple’s Black Friday sale, this Friday November 25th. The deals look better than last years offerings at least as there are greater discounts to higher capacity iPads and iPods. From what we can tell so far, the MacBook Airs and Pros will … Read moreApple Discounts iPad, iMac, iPod, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro And More For Black Friday

The Lion Sleeps Tonight – But Not For Long + Specs Of New MacBook Airs

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With the online Apple Stores closed throughout the world at present, it won’t be long now until the Lion roars and with that OS update, we’re also hoping for some nice hardware to play along with it. Of course, we’re thinking MacBook Airs and 9to5Mac have apparently got hold of the specs of these impending … Read moreThe Lion Sleeps Tonight – But Not For Long + Specs Of New MacBook Airs

PhotoFast Offers Cool Upgrade for MacBook Air

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With the launch last week of the new MacBook Air, new add-ons are now appearing that will make your MBA even more powerful. PhotoFast, a high quality and extreme performance flash-based storage manufacturer from Taiwan, has announced a new group of SSD for Mac upgrades, including a 256GB SSD for the MacBook Air 11.6". Known … Read morePhotoFast Offers Cool Upgrade for MacBook Air