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Apple has announced new and updated versions of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, sporting improvements to the display, as well as 8th Generation Intel processors. It seems that the company has also decided to discontinue the 12-inch MacBook Air. The MacBook Air received True Tone to its Retina display. This offers a more natural viewing experience. The price of the MacBook Air has also been lowered to USD 1,099 (about PHP 56,600). While the 13-inch MacBook Pro remains at USD 1,299 (about PHP 66,900), it 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. PH Pricing In the Philippines, the 13-inch MacBook Air is priced at PhP64,990 for the i5/8GB/128GB SSD variant, and PhP76,990 for the i5/8GB/256GB SSD variant.  New variants of the 13-inch MacBook Pro are priced at PhP77,990…

Apple has give its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineup a much needed refresh. Not much for the look, but more of an internal upgrade of sorts, though minor. The new MacBook and MacBook Pros now boasts Intel’s 7th Generation Kaby Lake processors which uses a slightly tweaked version of the 14nm manufacturing process. This in turn provides a boost in CPU clock speed, and supports native acceleration for encoding and decoding 4K video. Other key improvements include: A slightly refined butterfly switch keyboard Faster SSDs Faster GPUs for the 15-inch models The 13-inch models comes with Intel’s Iris Plus GPUs, and will make use of dual core CPUs, while the larger 15-inch models be fitted with quad-core processors and faster discrete AMD graphics cards. Both the new MacBook and the non-Touch Bar version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro will have a starting price of $1,299, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a…