Apple Unveils Two New MacBooks, AirPods and a $5 Music Streaming Service

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Apple's John Ternus introduces the MacBook Pro with caller   M1 Pro and M1 Max, disposable  successful  14- and 16-inch during a peculiar   lawsuit   astatine  Apple Park successful  Cupertino, Calif., successful  a inactive  representation  from video released connected  Oct. 18, 2021. (Apple Inc/Handout via Reuters)

Apple's John Ternus introduces the MacBook Pro with caller M1 Pro and M1 Max, disposable successful 14- and 16-inch during a peculiar lawsuit astatine Apple Park successful Cupertino, Calif., successful a inactive representation from video released connected Oct. 18, 2021. (Apple Inc/Handout via Reuters)

Apple Inc. connected Monday launched 2 caller MacBook Pro models powered by caller in-house Apple Silicon chips arsenic good arsenic a caller procreation of its AirPods wireless earbuds and a $5-per-month euphony subscription service.

The caller MacBook Pro laptops with 14-inch and 16-inch displays are powered by the caller chips. The models eliminated the “Touch Bar” that Apple’s fans had groused astir and restored respective connectors—including the company’s “MagSafe” powerfulness connector—that had disappeared successful caller years, angering immoderate of the company’s users.

Apple said the 14-inch exemplary volition commencement astatine $1,999 and the 16-inch exemplary volition commencement astatine $2,499. Both computers volition commencement shipping adjacent week, Apple said.

Apple’s 2 caller high-powered chips are called the M1 Pro and the M1 Max. The chips are meant to person amended show than the company’s erstwhile M1 chips, but bash truthful portion utilizing little powerfulness than rival chips from firms similar Intel Corp and Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

M1 Pro and M1 Max Apple’s Shruti Haldea speaks astir the MacBook Pro powered by the company’s caller M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, during a peculiar lawsuit astatine Apple Park successful Cupertino, Calif., successful a photograph released connected Oct. 18, 2021. (Apple Inc/Handout via Reuters)

Johny Srouji, Apple’s spot chief, said the M1 Max spot uses up to 100 watts little powerfulness than different high-end laptop chips, which translates to amended artillery life.

“It’s the astir almighty spot we’ve ever built,” Srouji said of the M1 Max.

Before Monday, Apple’s astir almighty laptops relied connected chips from Intel. The institution has already placed a first-generation in-house-designed M1 spot into immoderate MacBooks arsenic good arsenic its Mac Mini and iMac desktop machines.

Meanwhile, Apple’s caller AirPods are sweat- and water-resistant for usage with workouts and volition person immoderate dependable features antecedently recovered successful the higher-end AirPods Pro, Apple said during the motorboat event. Apple said the caller AirPods volition outgo $179 and commencement shipping adjacent week.

Apple’s caller AirPods are disposable to bid online successful the United States and much than 26 different countries and regions starting connected Monday. The earphones volition beryllium disposable successful stores opening Oct. 26.

Add-on devices similar AirPods thin to beryllium ample sellers during vacation buying seasons and person go 1 of Apple’s fastest-growing categories, with its location and accessories conception increasing 25 percent to $30.6 cardinal successful Apple’s fiscal 2020.

By Stephen Nellis and Subrat Patnaik

Reuters

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