The 11" and 13" MacBook Air also had a hardware upgrade. It too will feature fifth generation Intel Core processors (up to 3.1 GHz) and integrated Iris Graphics 6100. It'll also include Thunderbolt 2 that can deliver up to 20Gbps, two times faster than the previous generation.
How to watch Apple Watch launch event live stream: Follow Apple Watch announcements with our Apple Watch live blog
The Apple Watch launch event*, with its slogan 'Spring Forward', is on Monday 9 March at 10am PST - that's 5pm UK time. (UPDATE - we thought it was 6pm but forgot to take into account the change to Daylight Savings Time in the US the night before, which gives the event its name - thanks to Clare Newsome for pointing this out. Non US- or UK-based readers should take a look here to see when the event starts in your local time.) As a keen Apple watcher, you're probably wondering how to follow the Apple Watch announcements as they happen. Is there an Apple Watch live stream?
This article itself should be your first port of call for Apple Watch updates: bookmark it and come back on Monday night (the event starts at 5pm UK time, as we said, but we'll start posting build-up and pre-event rumours a few hours beforehand). We're sending journalists to the event, and they will update this page with Apple Watch news, pricing details, launch dates, new features and more titbits as soon as they emerge. We'll run an Apple Watch event live blog right here.
You can also read up the news that's specific to the Apple Watch in more detail on our dedicated articles (which are worth reading in advance of the event, since they're chock-full of pre-event speculation and analysis): Apple Watch UK pricing & release date and Apple Watch review. And for any non-Apple Watch announcements, you'll find coverage both here and on the products' respective articles: New MacBook Air release date, iPad Pro release date, Apple Pay UK launch date rumours, Apple Beats music service rumours and so on.
But what if you want to watch the Apple Watch launch event live and enjoy Craig Federighi's jokes? You can watch a live stream of the Apple Watch event on Apple's events page. But this isn't available to everyone: the Apple Watch live stream will work only on Apple devices, and only on Apple devices running software of a comparatively recent vintage. You need to be running Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later; or Apple TV software 6.2 or later on a second- or third-gen Apple TV.
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