Apple has finally updated the MacBook Air. Sort of. Because Apple doesn’t just kill old products, you can still buy it for $1,499. But you should not buy it. Ever. If someone you love comes home with its box in their hands please slap it out of their hands. And if they come home with a brand new MacBook you might want to slap it out of there hands too, because with the many updates to the MacBook Air the MacBook is looking like a real bad buy.
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Without fail when someone tells me they are going to buy a MacBook Air, I will cringe and reach for them — begging them not to make such a poor decision. The MacBook Air is a decrepit dinosaur — a relic of another time — and when Apple announces a new wave of devices Tuesday in Brooklyn, it will hopefully, finally, kill the Air. Or at least refresh the damn thing.
Later this week, Apple will be holding an education event at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago. Although education was a core market for Apple, the efforts made by Google and Microsoft over recent years have eroded Apple's pull in that market. But it seems Apple is planning to relaunch their campaign. What will they deliver?
If you own a MacBook, you're likely well aware of how scrolling and right-clicking work on the trackpad, but you may not know how to invoke Quick Look, Notification Center, or Exposè. Whether you're new to macOS or you just never bothered to learn them, these gestures can make your life a little simpler.
Hot on the heels of the Microsoft Surface Studio all-in-one, Apple has brand new MacBooks to introduce to the world in the bleary-eyed early hours of tomorrow morning. We've already had a pretty good look at what they might look like and what they might do, but as is Apple tradition, we're also excited for that one more thing.
The last major update to the MacBook Pro was in 2012. Sure, it's had incremental upgrades like a higher-res Retina display and the Force Touch haptic trackpad since then, but we've been waiting a long time for something new. (We've been waiting even longer for a new MacBook Air.) It seems all but certain, though, that Apple will hold an event on October 28th Australian time to introduce the world to a new, high-tech MacBook Pro -- possibly with a set of function keys that are also full-colour touchscreens.