March 2015 – Apple’s New Releases

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In the last few weeks, Apple has been striving to release some exciting new products and upgrades.
For those of you who may have not heard, here are some quick recaps on Apple’s exciting releases.

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Apple Watch

Apple announced that the Apple Watch will be available in Australia April 24.
According to Tim Cook (Apple’s CEO), “Apple Watch begins a new chapter in the way we relate to technology and we think our customers are going to love it,”
The Apple Watch is not only a watch to wear on the wrist, but can also interact with the world via third -party designed apps specifically designed for those on the go.
For example, you can add a physical dimension to alerts and notifications. Gentle taps can be felt on your wrist when receiving incoming messages. You can also connect with friends and family with the Apple Watch. Examples are sending a tap, sketch or even heartbeat. Those options let your loved ones know you’re thinking about them. At any time of the day.
With integrated health monitoring, you can also see your daily progress towards fitness goals, as well providing customised reminders to help you achieve said goals.

The Apple watch comes in 3 models (Watch, Watch Sport, and Watch Edition) and will be available in 2 sized faces (42-mm or 38-mm).
Prices vary from $499 (Watch Sport) – $17,000 (Watch Edition).

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Apple MacBook

Apple also revealed it’s new model MacBook. Long gone is the little white plastic unibody MacBook. These new thinner and lighter models are available in gold, silver, and space grey aluminium finishes.
The new MacBook has a 12-inch Retina display, the new Force Touch trackpad, USB-C port (for file transfer, video out and charging) and a newly designed battery.
This model machine is now the thinnest and lightest Mac ever.
Equipped with a full size keyboard, this machine would be ideal for uni students or photographers who travel around and require something for presentations.

The Apple MacBook is currently unavailable for ordering, though should be released shortly.
Models vary from $1,799 to $2,199.

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Updates to existing machines

Along with the exciting news of new releases, Apple has also updated already existing machines.
Apple updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, giving it the all new Force Touch trackpad, bumped up Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100. The flash is now faster, and the battery life will now last just that little bit longer.

The 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs also got an upgrade.
Intel Core processors, Intel HD graphics cards and Thunderbolt 2 have been added to these models.
Faster flash has also been added to the 13-inch MacBook Air.

These updates make these already awesome machines, even better for everyday use.