Apple updates MacBook Air and MacBook Pro for back-to-school season, kills off MacBook


Apple today updated MacBook Air, adding True Tone to its Retina display for a more natural viewing experience, and lowering the price to $1,099, with an even lower price of $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, making it two times more powerful than before. 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.

Apple will throw in a pair of Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones with either of these Macs as part of the back to school promo.

I particularly like the tagline on the MacBook Air section of Apple’s official Mac page: Lightness strikes again.

Remind me the difference between a MacBook and a MacBook Air again? Oh, wait, looks like the MacBook has been officially end-of-lifed. On that same Mac page, you’ll see the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro as the full laptop lineup. No MacBook. I’m good with that.