Apple launches iPad Air and new Mac Pro

Apple has unveiled the new iPad Air, which weighs just 450g, alongside the new Mac Pro, which is designed around a unified thermal core.

The new iPad Air
The new iPad Air

The new iPad Air features a 25cm retina display and is, according to Apple, 20 per cent thinner and 28 per cent lighter than the fourth-generation iPad.

Apple says its new A7 chip allows for a smaller battery, helping to reduce the size while maintaining performance and battery life.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice-president of worldwide marketing, says, ‘It is so thin, light and powerful, once you hold one in your hand you will understand what a tremendous advancement this is.’

iPad Air and iPad Mini 2
iPad Air and iPad Mini 2

The iPad Mini 2 was also unveiled, offering a 31 million pixel display on a 20cm display.

The new Mac Pro, meanwhile, is described by Schiller as ‘our vision for the future of the pro desktop’.

The new Mac Pro
The new Mac Pro

The Mac Pro uses a new fan system that, according to Apple, ‘draws in air incredibly efficiently and makes the new Mac Pro as quiet as a Mac Mini’.

The Mac Pro with core exposed
The Mac Pro with core exposed

The iPad Air is available from 1 November, with models priced between £399 and £532.50, while the Mac Pro will be available from December and starts at £2499.

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