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MacBook Air, MacBook Pro updates announced (but no new MacBook)

Apple has updated the MacBook Air, adding True Tone to its Retina display and lowering the price to $1,099 — or $999 for college students. 

In addition, the entry-level $1,299 13-inch MacBook Pro has been updated with the latest 8th-generation quad-core processors. It also now features Touch Bar and Touch ID, a True Tone Retina display, and the Apple T2 Security Chip, and is available for $1,199 for college students.

However, the 12-inch MacBook has disappeared from the line-up. That’s no big surprise, as it and the MacBook Air seemed to overlap.

The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are part of Apple’s Back to School promotion, which includes a pair of Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones with the purchase of a qualifying Mac notebook or iMac.

The MacBook Air features a thin and light design in three finishes, Touch ID, an 8th-generation dual-core processor, stereo sound and all-day battery life. Its 13-inch Retina display now features True Tone that automatically adjusts the color temperature of the display for a more comfortable viewing experience.

Apple’s Back to School promotion starts today and is available to higher education students, their parents, faculty, staff and home-school teachers through the Apple Education Store. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.