MacBook Event – What You May Have Missed
On October 27th, in Cupertino, California, Apple’s MacBook event unveiled its new products to the world. Millions of people live streamed the MacBook event and in case you missed it, don’t worry as we have got you covered.
MacBook Pro Touch Bar
As you probably heard your function keys are no longer the hard keys that have been around for years. As Apple has made some major changes and the row has been replaced by a Touch Bar – a retina touch-screen strip. This has the ability to change depending upon the application that you are using. You can still bring back the F keys should you need them.
Easily pick Emojis while messaging.
Sort images more easily.
DJs out there as well as artists working with audio fine context related controls accessible from the touch bar
Photoshop or Final Cut Pro can make the most of it navigating images more easily and providing the right controls for the task you are working on.
Touch ID sensor
The Touch Bar also has the Touch ID sensor. This has the ability to learn and recognize your fingerprint and then use it to unlock your laptop or can be used with Apple Pay.
MacBook Air gets no updateNew MacBook Pros
New MacBook Pros
Apple has unveiled the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever. You get to choose from Gold, Rose Gold, Space Gray, and Silver. The 13-inch version weighs 3 pounds and is 14.9 mm thick. You get an increment in the 15-inch model as the trackpad is twice as large.
The battery life has supposedly increased to up to 10 hours. However, a negative here is that there is no SD card slot. The new feature worth mentioning is the USB type C ports. This is for charging and peripherals. iPhone 7 users, however, need to have a separate cable to work with these laptops.
If we talk a bit about the prices, the 13-inch model starts at $1,799 and the 15-inch model is $2,399. The laptops come with a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Apple re-invents TV
There is a new TV App by Apple and before you get very excited, let us break it to you that it has no signs of Netflix or Amazon. The app is going to be free for Apple TV users (YAYYY!). If you can not resist tweeting about your favorite show then feel good because this also has Twitter in it. What you’re going to get in the app is HBO, Showtime, and Hulu, these were shown by Apple in the event. This app is available on iPhone, iPad, and obviously Apple TV. If you’re like us and can’t remember where you left the season that you were watching then this app is going to remember it for you!
Tim Cook also mentioned that a popular game is also going to come to Apple Tv by the end of this year.
Author: Ayesha Siddique is a mechanical engineering student currently in her junior year. She has an obsession for automobiles and makeup.