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Apple cuts MacBook Air price by $100, gives MacBook Pro chip upgrade

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Apple announces new 13-inch Mac Book Pros updated Mac Book Air discounts for students

After upgrading the premium MacBook Pros a couple of months ago, Apple is preparing for the “back to school” season with a refreshed entry-level Pro and a small upgrade to the Air.

On the plus side, the 8th gen CPUs are, in some applications, twice as fast as the ones on the 2017 non Touch Bar MacBook Pros that the new models replace. "As a comparison, the previous entry-level 13" MacBook Pro without a TouchBar was running on a 2.3GHz dual-core 7th gen Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz). In anticipation of that rush of students looking to buy MacBooks for the year ahead, Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro. College students can get the base model for Rs 1,11,264.

The newest MacBook Air now ships with a True Tone display - just like its more expensive siblings.

Note that this MacBook Pro still uses the flawed butterfly keyboard.

A series of reports mentioned the 16-inch MacBook Pro in the past few weeks, without revealing any details about the device. The Pro still starts at $1,299 ($1,199 for students) with 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and two Thunderbolt 3 ports ($1,499 with a 256GB SSD), so you'll still have to pony up if you need more memory and storage.

The updated MacBook Air features True Tone Display that automatically adjusts the color temperature of the display for a more comfortable viewing experience.

It also suggest that Apple has dropped the pricing of its SSD upgrades across the Mac lineup, too.

The new MacBook Air, on the other hand, is unchanged except for the addition of True Tone support. Under this, higher education students, their parents, faculty, staff and home-school teachers can get a pair of Beats headphones and a discount on qualifying Mac, iPad and other Apple products. The biggest change is the inclusion of the Touch Bar and Touch ID, making them a standard feature across all variants in the MacBook Pro lineup.

The 12-inch MacBook seems to have been discontinued as well, as the model is no longer listed on Apple's website.

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