10 things Apple didn't tell you about new MacBook Air, iPad Pro and more
Apple has just announced its new iPad Pro models along with the MacBook Air. They are being touted for new processors, features and most of all their new design. Although a lot was revealed on stage at the event, there is still some bits of information about these devices that was not revealed on stage. Planning to buy the new Apple devices? Here’s what you need to know about the new devices that Apple didn't tell on stage.
The new Apple Pencil is not compatible with last year’s iPad Pro models 9 (launched in June 2017). It is also the first to support wireless charging with the new iPad Pro tablets.
iPad Pro (2018) models are the first-ever iOS devices to support USB Type-C ports, and the first to ditch Lightning Port.
Apple has also updated MacBook Pro laptops launched last year; the laptops get new AMD Radeon Pro Vega graphics option
MacBook Air (2018) can’t be repaired at third-party stores, courtesy T2 Security Chip; New iPads too are the costliest to repair if you don't have AppleCare+. Costs $649 (roughly Rs 48,000)
New MacBook Air sports a ‘quieter’ third-generation Butterfly keyboard, same as latest MacBook Pro laptops
Apple discontinues 12-inch MacBook's Rose Gold colour variant, introduces a unified Gold colour to match that of MacBook Air's. The company has also reduced the colour options for the new iPad Pro vs last year's models.
Goodbye MagSafe. New MacBook Air’s both Type-C ports support charging.
Apple iPad Pro (2018) misses out on 3.5mm headphone jack, comes with 3.5mm-to-Lightning connector
New MacBook Air has a dedicated speaker grille on either sides of the keyboard unlike before.
Measuring 5.9mm, both the new iPad Pro tablets are the thinnest ever from Apple. The 11-inch iPad Pro is also the lightest ever, weighing 468 gm.