• Notes from the October, 2018 Apple Event

    Apple's event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music has just wrapped. Here are my notes from the livestream, plus videos that were shown at the event...

    opening black & white montage of users and macs (mostly macbooks)

    Tim Cook, CEO:
    76% of new mac users are from china (ok)
    active install base worldwide=100 million macs
    mac os "is the soul of the mac"
    features inspired by pro users, accessible to everyone
    customers love their macs, and one in particular: macbook air
    "it's time for a new macbook air!"

    New MacBook Air:
    "retina display, and a whole lot more..."
    headphone jack, two usb-c/thunderbolt 3 ports
    13.3 inch display, over 4 million pixels
    smaller bezels (black)
    touch id authentication (in keyboard)
    apple t2 security chip
    keyboard - 3rd gen, 4x more stable
    new force touch trackpad, 20% more surface area
    better audio - three mics, louder speakers
    to 16 gb ram
    up to 1.5 tb ssd
    all-day battery life
    17% less volume than previous model
    15.6 mm thick / 2.75 lb weight
    environmentally-friendly - 100% recycled aluminum
    starts at $1,199 usd (8 gb ram / 128 gb storage / core i5)
    order today for delivery next week

    New Mac mini:
    new space grey finish
    4 or 6 core 8th gen cpus
    5x faster performance
    up to 64 gb ram
    up to 2 tb ssd storage
    apple t2 security chip
    thermal cooling, can be stacked
    lots of ports (+ headphone jack!)
    100% recycled aluminum
    starts at $799 usd (8 gb ram / 128 gb ssd / quad-core cpu)
    order today for delivery next week

    New iPad Pro:
    400 million ipads sold, more than all notebooks
    "magic piece of glass" - world's most popular computer
    new model has "liquid retina" lcd display
    smaller bezels, rounded corners
    5.9 mm thick
    11 inch case, same size as 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper
    also bigger 12.9 inch option
    now with face id (portrait or landscape)
    no home button; uses same gestures as iphone x
    new 7 nm a12x bionic chip
    faster than 92% of all portable pcs sold in last 12 months
    same performance as xbox one s in a much smaller package
    up to 1 tb storage capacity, via usb-c port
    port also supports external monitors up to 5k
    port can charge other devices, including iphone
    new 2nd-gen pencil: attaches magnetically, charges wirelessly
    new smart keyboard folio - easier to use
    four speaker audio, 12 mp camera
    gigabit lte in cellular models - esim only?
    11 inch starts at $799 usd (64 gb)
    12.9 inch starts at $999 usd (64 gb)

    iOS 12.1:
    available today
    dual-sim support for xr and xs
    group facetime
    70 new emoji

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