Apple launches cheaper new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models after axing its 12-inch model

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It remains to be seen how the proposed price drop will translate in European markets.

Despite the changes already made to MacBook Pro laptops by Apple, the company is already making further changes to its laptop line.

The company announced that it has stopped selling its 12-inch MacBook, however it will be introducing a 13-inch entry-level MacBook Pro and a less costly MacBook Air, according to several technology-media reports.

Reports say that Apple is updating $1,299 13-inch MacBook Pro with several upgrades, such as the addition of the Touch Bar found on the more expensive model and a faster quad-core 8th generation Intel processors.

The MacBook Air is reportedly getting a $100 price-cut, bringing the price down to $1,099 on the US market. It remains to be seen how this will translate in European markets, in particular Malta.

In addition to the cheaper price, the only difference to be found between the MacBook Air and the model launched in 2018 is the inclusion of Apple’s True Tone feature. This shifts the screen’s white point to correspond with the colour temperature of lighting in the user’s surroundings.


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