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Apple unveils new iPad Pro and Air laptop

Apple presentation of new iPad pro
Screenshot: Apple event live stream

Apple announced upgrades to the iPad Pro tablet, along with long-awaited updates to the MacBook Air and Mac Mini computers, at a product event in New York Tuesday morning.

The big picture: Tuesday's event is a follow-up to last month's iPhone announcements and offers updates and refreshes to many of Apple's aging product lines for creative users.

iPad Pro details:

  • Edge-to-edge screen display similar to newest iPhones.
  • USB-C ports.
  • Face ID and no home button, a la the latest iPhones.
  • The updated 12.9 inch model is thinner and 25% smaller in volume than it predecessor and the base model price starts at $999 ($799 for the smaller 10 inch model).
  • A12X Bionic chip from the same line as the newest iPhone model.
  • Updated Apple Pencil.

Macbook Air details:

  • A new higher-resolution Retina display.
  • USB-C ports and Touch ID, new security features, an updated backlit keyboard, improved audio, and a redesigned trackpad.
  • Apple says it's 17% smaller by volume, 10% thinner, and weighs 1/4 pound less than the previous version.
  • The aluminum used to manufacture the new laptop's body is 100 percent recycled.
  • The base model starts at $1199.

Mac Mini details:

  • Faster processors and more input/output ports.
  • SSD flash storage.
  • Updated security and design with recycled aluminum.
  • Base model starts at $799.
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