Apple has made some significant changes to its MacBook lineup. First, the bad news: the 12″ MacBook, which hasn’t been updated since 2017, is no longer available on Apple’s online store. The implication is that it’s been discontinued.
The 13″ MacBook Pro is alive and well, however. Apple has updated that variant with Intel’s 8th-generation quad-core processors, as well as a Touch Bar with Touch ID and Apple T2 security chip. It also flaunts a True Tone display, which is supposed to make images “appear more natural.” Starting price is $1,299, or $1,199 for college students.
The MacBook Air is getting this display, too. Its starting price has been slashed to $1,099 ($999 for students).
“College students love the Mac — it’s the notebook they rely on from the dorm room to the classroom, and the No. 1 choice among higher education students,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac Product Marketing.