Apple Event Roundup: New MacBook announced and Apple Watch in detail

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We heard there won’t be a new MacBook Air or Pro at the Apple event today but the Cupertino company suprised us with a new line of notebook and it is simply call MacBook.

The new MacBook sits between the MacBook Air and Pro, featuring a 12″ retina display, 8GB of memory and starts with 256GB of SSD flash storage. The keyboard has been redesign with a “butterfly mechanism” that Apple claims to improve typing experience, and beneath each key lies a LED light that offers a more uniform lighting.

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The new flagship notebook also features a new trackpad that has a taptic-engine built in which detects the pressure of the touch, allowing you to force-click to trigger various actions on the MacBook.

Weighing at just under a kg and an incredible 13.1mm thin, MacBook uses a fanless Intel Core M processor and only has two ports – a USB type-C connector for charging, external display/devices and a headphone port.

Apple new MacBook will star shipping in 10 April 2015 from S$1,788 available in Silver, Gold and Space Grey colours.

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Apple Watch


As anticipated, Apple disclose more details on the Apple Watch in this live event. We now know that the Apple Watch will come in three models – Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition. The smartwatches will also come in two sizes – 42mm and 38mm, possibly in correlation with gentlemen and ladies size.

  • The low-end Apple Watch Sport will feature a strengthened Ion-X glass with aluminium case in silver or space grey color and comes in colourful rubber wrist-bands, priced at US$349 for the 38mm model and US$399 for the 42mm.
  • The stainless steel chrome mid-range Apple Watch comes with a Sapphire crystal display which also comes with a range of stylish bands and will cost US$549 for the 38mm model and US$599 for the 42mm.
  • At the top end, the 18-carat gold Apple Watch Edition will set you back from a luxurious US$10,000 to US$23,455 and will only be available in select retail stores.
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The Apple Watch is capable of many functions such as customizing the clock, monitoring your health and heartbeat, built-in Apple Pay, Siri, sending messages via dictation or in audio clip, checking your favourite social media in brief plus many more.

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