Apple unveils new MacBook Air, iPad Pro at Brooklyn event
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (FOX5NY.COM) - Cupertino has come to New York. For the first time, Apple unveiled new products in New York City at a live event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
"New York is home to one of the most vibrant creative communities on the planet," CEO Tim Cook said. "So it's only natural that it would have a very special place in our heart at Apple."
In an effort to attract more of those creative customers, Apple introduced a new MacBook Air a decade after Steve Jobs created the first.
"When Steve pulled that MacBook Air out of that envelope, it was clear that things would never be the same," Cook said.
Today's version is a lighter, thinner recycled aluminum MacBook Air with a 13.3-inch edge-to-edge Retina display and Touch ID for $1,199.
The new Mac Mini has either a quad-core or 6-core processor—that's five times faster—and comes with 32- or 64-gigabytes of memory, starting at $799.
The iPad Pro probably got the biggest overhaul.
"It's going to push what you can do on any iPad or any computer even further," Cook said.
The iPad Pro is now less than 6 millimeters thick with an edge-to-edge liquid Retina display, face ID instead of a home button, and a magnetic pencil that charges wirelessly. The 11-inch tablet is $799 and the 12.9-inch iPad is $999.
All of the products are available for pre-order right now and will ship next week.
Some fans were a little disappointed that Apple didn't unveil updated AirPods or the AirPower wireless charging system. Maybe Apple will unveil them at another event in New York. Cook said the chance of Apple returning to the city is 100 percent.
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