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Report: Apple to hold March 2016 event to launch Watch 2, iPhone 6c and iPad Pro

Karen Haslam | Dec. 14, 2015
Apple has held events in March over the years.

If you want to find out more details about the Apple Watch, its features and availability, click here

Apple announces brand new MacBook: Pricing, availability and more details

Apple announced a brand new MacBook, not a redesigned MacBook Air as rumours suggested. Every part in the new MacBook was redesigned in order to create a notebook that weighs 2 pounds and is only 13.1mm thin (24 percent thinner than the MacBook Air). As well as it being extraordinarily thin, the new MacBook comes packing a 12" retina display that's also the thinnest display ever used on a Mac.

The most impressive feature may be the new Force Touch trackpad that brings you a new level of interactivity with your Mac. Similarly to how Force Touch works on the Apple Watch, you can set custom actions for a force touch on your Mac. If you force touch an address, it should open the Maps app and search for the address, for example. It also has a built in Taptic engine that gives you varying levels of feedback that are dependent on the interaction.

To make the new MacBook as thin as possible, Apple opted for the more compact USB-C port. The USB-C port doesn't just deal with data transfer but also video out and charging. While there may be a need for adapters at the moment, Apple reassured the audience that other companies would adopt the hardware soon.

For the first time ever, there's a variety of MacBook finishes to choose from - Silver, Space Grey and Gold, just like the iPad Air and iPhone 6. They'll be available to buy from Friday 10 April, with prices starting at £1,049.

Apple announces new MacBook Air

Apple also announced new MacBook Air models at the event. We've got information about the new 13in MacBook Air here.

The new MacBook Air models feature Broadwell processors, faster flash storage and better graphics, and upgrades Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt 2.

Apple announces new 13in MacBook Pro

Apple also announced new 13in MacBook Pro with Retina display models at the event. We've got information about the new 13in MacBook Pro here.

The new MacBook Pro models feature new processors and a Force Touch haptic touchpad.

Apple didn't update the 15in MacBook Pro at the 9 March event, however.

Apple updates 13" MacBook Pro and 11/13" MacBook Air: Pricing, availability and more details

Apple also announced that it would be updating the 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display with the all new force touch trackpad, as well as upgraded internals including a fifth generation Intel Core processor and Intel Iris Graphics 6100. Even with the updated internals, the new MacBook Pro boasts a longer battery life.

 

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