Ap­ple’s new Mac­Book given green light, set to hit na­tion’s stores soon

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Ap­ple Inc.’ s new 12- inch Mac­Book has re­ceived a green light from Tai­wan’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions reg­u­la­tor, the Na­tional Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion ( NCC), to be sold in the coun­try.

The ap­proval no­tice, pub­lished April 2 on the NCC’s web­site, means that the ul­tra- thin note­book com­puter could be avail­able in lo­cal stores in the com­ing weeks.

But the of­fi­cial web­site of Ap­ple Tai­wan still la­bels the lap­top as “com­ing soon” be­cause it has not yet re­ceived lo­cal ap­proval for elec­tro­mag­netic com­pat­i­bil­ity ( EMC) testing. Tai­wan is cur­rently in the mid­dle of the April 3- 6 Tomb Sweep­ing hol­i­day.

The 12- i nch Mac Book will start f rom NT$ 41,900 ( US$ 1,353) for a model with 256GB of flash stor­age and NT$ 51,900 for a 512GB model, the web­site said.

Un­veiled at a press event March 9, the new Mac­Book is the thinnest and light­est Mac com­puter ever, weight­ing just 0.9 kilo­grams and mea­sur­ing 13.1 mil­lime­ters at its thick­est point.

Ap­ple said t he 12- i nch Mac­Book is "the fu­ture of the note­book" thanks to its fan­less de­sign, ul­tra- thin Retina dis­play with a res­o­lu­tion of 2304 x 1440, full- size key­board, all- new Force Touch track­pad, ver­sa­tile USB- C port and break­through ter­raced bat­tery de­sign that de­liv­ers all- day bat­tery life with up to nine hours of wire­less web brows­ing.

The new Mac­Book is ex­pected to begin ship­ping April 10 through the Ap­ple On­line Store, Ap­ple's re­tail stores and se­lect Ap­ple Au­tho­rized Re­sellers.

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