Ev­ery­thing an­nounced at Ap­ple’s Oc­to­ber event

The Ap­ple Spe­cial event in New York saw the an­nounce­ment of sev­eral ex­cit­ing new prod­ucts. Sean Bradley re­ports

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Ap­ple fans around the world were watch­ing the firm’s Oc­to­ber event and they cer­tainly weren’t dis­ap­pointed, with the tech gi­ant un­veil­ing a host of ex­cit­ing new prod­ucts.

MacBook Air

The Air has been given a sub­stan­tial up­grade, re­ceiv­ing a full re­design as well as a Retina dis­play. The new 13.3in screen con­tains 4 mil­lion pix­els and

is sur­rounded by bezels that are 50 per­cent smaller than its pre­de­ces­sor’s. Ad­di­tional fea­tures in­clude Touch ID and Ap­ple’s own T2 se­cu­rity chip – all pow­ered by an eighth gen­er­a­tion In­tel i5 dual-core pro­ces­sor. The new Air will re­tail from £1,199.

Mac Mini

Ap­ple’s diminu­tive Mac has had a sub­stan­tial up­grade. The new Mini will have a four- or six-core CPU with up to 64GB of mem­ory, mak­ing it up to five times faster. An up­grade to the cool­ing sys­tem of­fers dou­ble the air flow, while an ex­panded ar­ray of ports is a wel­come ad­di­tion. Prices start at £799.

iPad Pro

Two new iPads were an­nounced at the event, with 11- and 12.9in screens. The Liq­uid Retina dis­plays stretch edge to edge, with the loss of the home but­ton, so users will need to use the ges­ture con­trols that are present on the Ap­ple’s lat­est iPhones. The A12X Bionic chip runs on 7nm ar­chi­tec­ture that no desk­top pro­ces­sor is yet to achieve. Prices for the iPad Pro start at £769. For our hands-on go to page 69.

Ap­ple Pen­cil 2

Ap­ple says the Pen­cil 2 is more pre­cise and has even more fea­tures than it’s first gen­er­a­tion pre­de­ces­sor. The sty­lus now mag­net­i­cally at­taches to your iPad and charges wire­lessly af­ter it au­to­mat­i­cally pairs with your tablet. The Ap­ple Pen­cil 2 will set you back £119.

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