For those who like the convenience of logging in and authenticating apps and payments with Touch ID, but prefer a physical keyboard - the MacBook Air has both, although you'll have to settle for a little less grunt under the bonnet.
"The new base model 13" MacBook Pro now runs on a 1.4GHz quad-core 8th gen Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz) which you can configure with up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of SSD. The newest 13-inch MacBook Pro is powered by faster Intel chips, while the entry-level model now offers a Touch Bar with Touch ID.
The Apple MacBook Air finally gets a display that can stand alongside the Pro models.
Both laptops vanished from Apple's website earlier today while the new Retina MacBook Air and MacBook Pro received updates.
See the latest on the new MacBook Air and new MacBook Pro.
On the inside, the dual-core Kaby Lake i5 processor has been replaced with a quad core i5 of the Coffee Lake flavor, but on the outside there's the same butterfly keyboard, as well as the same two USB-C ports Apple considers enough for this model. "The updated model still retains a similar 13.3" IPS Retina Display pushing a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels but it now comes with True Tone technology, like the new MacBook Air. The promotion is applicable for college students, their parents, faculty, staff, and home-school teachers through the Apple Education Store.
The other big move is lowering the price of the entry-level MacBook Air to £1,099 ($1,099, AU$1,699, AED 4,699) - with college students getting the notebook at an even cheaper price, Apple promises. Apple is also launching its back-to-school promotion for students today, which gives them a pair of Beats Studio 3 wireless headphones with the purchase of a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or other qualifying Mac devices. Apple has not formally announced the fate of the previous MacBook Air or 12-inch MacBook, but we have confirmed that these two systems are now discontinued.
On the MacBook Pro, Apple is making some more significant changes.