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Snippet: MacBook Air Price Cut, Entry-Level MacBook Pro Updated, MacBook Dead ☇

Shared on July 9, 2019


Apple today updated MacBook Air, adding True Tone to its Retina display for a more natural viewing experience, and lowering the price to $1,099, with an even lower price of $999 for college students. In addition, the entry-level $1,299 13-inch MacBook Pro has been updated with the latest 8th-generation quad-core processors, making it two times more powerful than before. It also now features Touch Bar and Touch ID, a True Tone Retina display and the Apple T2 Security Chip, and is available for $1,199 for college students.

Missing from the press release and now Apple’s web site are the 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Air, which appear to be discontinued. It appears that Apple is taking some positive steps to simplify the portable Mac lineup.

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