Apple Cuts MacBook Air Prices, Updates MBP, and Kills off the MacBook

Apple Just Killed the MacBook Air with Good Keyboard and 12-inch MacBook

The new MacBook Air also comes with True Tone on the 13-inch Retina display that can automatically adjust the color temperature of the display for different lighting conditions.

Apple today updated its MacBook Air by adding 'True Tone' to its Retina display for what the company claims will be a more natural viewing experience.

Apple's MacBooks - a core product for the company a decade ago - in recent years have taken a back seat as the iPhone has come to account for almost two-thirds of the company's revenue. It joins the rest of its family line in gaining Apple's Touch Bar meaning that all of Apple's MacBook Pro line now includes the feature, for better or worse. Under this, higher education students, their parents, faculty, staff and home-school teachers can get a pair of Beats headphones and a discount on qualifying Mac, iPad and other Apple products.

This is quite a turnaround for the little MacBook, as it was originally thought that the 12-inch MacBook would replace the MacBook Air as Apple's thinnest and cheapest MacBook. The 12in MacBook was actually more expensive than the Air, which made no sense.

Plus, with 128GB of flash storage, you can keep your most important files on hand thanks to an ultra-reliable and quiet drive.

Apple sees both the above laptops as popular choices with students and is featuring them in its newly fired-up Back to School promotion.

Apple introduced its new breed of 13-inch MacBook Air notebooks in October 2018.

It's not just the Air that has had a reboot in this latest Apple refresh with the entry-level MacBook Pro getting the 8th-generation quad-core processors, making it two times more powerful than before.

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Interestingly, the venerable and pointless-in-2019 MacBook Air from 2015 is finally gone from the store, as is the woefully underpowered 12-inch MacBook.

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