Apple officially launched the M1, a custom designed, power-sipping system on a chip. Macs with the M1 blow the doors off Intel-processor based models when it comes to performance. Even with blazing speeds, battery life is extremely long with Apple setting new standards for performance per watt.
At a special event held today at the Howard Gilman Opera House in New York City, Apple announced new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models with edge-to-edge "Liquid Retina displays," a boosted Mac mini, a new MacBook Air, an updated Apple Pencil with wireless charging, but no AirPower charging mat. Apple fans have been waiting for the AirPower to be released since Apple previewed the device more than a year ago.
B&H has dropped the price of Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air to $974.95. The 128GB MacBook Air is normally $1,099 through Apple.com or at Apple retail locations. The thin and lightweight notebook is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of onboard RAM, and it features a native resolution of 1440 x 900.
The MacBook Air is equipped with a full-size backlit keyboard, multi-touch trackpad, a FaceTime HD webcam and built-in stereo speakers. It also features dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB ports, one Thunderbolt port and a SDXC card slot.
It's true that this isn't an Apple blog, or a Macbook blog - but hey, we get excited about anything Apple. Throw on top of that the fact that we also tend to get excited about anything invisibleSHIELD (as seen in our in-depth review of the invisibleSHIELD for the iPhone), and here we are.