The Apple Spring Forward 2015 event is over and the internet seems to be reeling from all the new and exciting Apple launches. Aside from the much anticipated Apple Watch, Apple also added a new line to their Macs, the Apple MacBook, it refreshed their MacBook Air and MacBook Pro and it released an update to their operating system, the iOS 8.2.
The Apple Watch was the headliner of the show, but not its star. The world already knew a lot of things about the Apple Watch from the September 2014 event, but the most important piece of information the Apple Spring Forward event gave us was the pricing of the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch Sport Edition will cost $349 (38mm) and $499 (42mm); the Apple Watch will be priced at $549-$1049 (38mm) and $599-$1099 (42mm) and the Apple Watch Edition will start at a whopping $10,000 and can go up! You can preorder it starting with April 10th.
The real start of the Apple Spring Forward event was really a new Mac line, simply called MacBook. The naming is not new, as Apple discontinued their MacBook line in 2011 when it was replaced by the sleek MacBook Air. Today, the new MacBook is thinner and lighter (only two pounds!) than the MacBook Air and it comes with a Retina Display. The most peculiar feature is the fact that the new MacBook only has one port, a USB-C port (plus a headphone port) and with the help of adaptors you can transform that port into a VGA, HDMI, USB port. This minimalistic MacBook will divide Apple lovers.
The refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro both got better processors. The Air got a faster Intel Core i5 processor and better flash storage, as well as a Thunderbolt 2 and the Pro fot a new Force Touch trackpad, brand new Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, faster flash and a small battery life upgrade that will give the user 10 hours of battery life with a single charge.
Unfortunately, the MacBook Air did not get a much-desired Retina Display, but Apple sure made up for that with the new Retina Display MacBook.
The new operating system, iOS 8.2 offers Apple Watch support, bug fixes for Health Kit and various other bug fixes. It is available for download starting today and it is around 300 MB in size.
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