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MacBook Air and Entry-Level MacBook Pro Updated

Including a lower price for MacBook Airs

Space Grey MacBook Air July 2019

Apple has given two of their most popular Macs, the MacBook Air and entry MacBook Pro, an update. Both have received True Tone to their displays, while the MacBook Pro gains a Touch Bar and Touch ID, quad-core processor, and Apple T2 Security Chip. But perhaps the biggest change is to the price of the MacBook. Which now starts at an RRP of A$1,649 – a price drop of A$150.

Both the MacBook Air and 13-inch entry MacBook Pro feature a Retina Display, sleek aluminium design, all-day battery life, macOS, and more. And from today they now have a True Tone Retina Display. Meaning the colour temperature of the display will automatically adjust depending on the environment around you.

For example, if the lighting around you is on the warmer orange spectrum of colour, then the display will adjust to match. Providing a better viewing experience.

Entry 13-inch MacBook Pro now with Touch Bar and Touch ID
Entry 13-inch MacBook Pro now with Touch Bar and Touch ID

Whist both models share similar features they have been designed for different tasks. The MacBook Air is great for every-day tasks, emails, web, photo editing, and more. While the MacBook Pro is better suited for tasks that demand powerful processors, SSD storage, and more. Such as 4K video editing, music production, design and architecture, and more.

Today’s updates include significant additions to the entry-level MacBook Pro which for the first time now includes:

  • An 8th-generation quad-core processor offering 2x more performance
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Apple T2 Security Chip

As a result, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is now twice as fast before

New Pricing

In Australia, the MacBook Air is now priced at a recommended retail price of A$1,699. This is A$150 cheaper than the previous price of A$1,849. But it gets even better for University students and teachers, with Apple lowering the price by an additional A$150 to just A$1,549.

The MacBook Pro now starts at a recommended retail price of A$1,999, which is a little higher than the previous price of A$1,899. But as with the MacBook Air, Apple is offering University students and teachers a saving of A$150 off. Bringing the price down to A$1,849.

Purchase online

All models can be ordered with free, fast delivery and 14-day returns from Apple’s online store. University Students and Teachers can access special pricing by shopping at Apple’s online store for Education. Pricing can be compared here. Each model can be customised with additional storage, memory RAM, processors, and more.

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