Apple's "One more thing" event was focused on the Mac family of devices. (Apple) (Supplied)What new products did Apple announce? Of course, it's very Apple to claim to be the world's best at everything.
On the surface the new MacBook Air is quite similar to its predecessor.
How much will the new MacBook Air cost?
Apple claims that this translates to not only a significant increase in performance in games and apps, but allows for more Pro-level features including the ability to edit and render multiple streams of 4K ProRes video on the MacBook Air for the first time.
It will start at $999 and $899 for those in education.
Up to 18-hours video playback battery.
In terms of hardware it has two USB-A ports, USB-C ports that supports USB 4 (!) as well as Thunderbolt.
P3-wide 13-inch Retina display.
Separately, both M1 MacBook models sport Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, bringing the laptops in line with iPhone and iPad and enabling faster data transfer speeds. Those numbers do sound pretty steep, so we would wait for reviews to be the judge of that.
What's more, Apple is going to continue to sell Intel-based versions of the Mac mini and the 13-inch MacBook Pro for the time being, alongside the new M1 versions. Pricing starts at $1,299 or $1,199 for students. That means future iPhones, Macs, iPads and Apple Watches will run a variation of the same chip.
For instance, some Macs have eliminated a cooling fan inside the machines, helping slim down their design. Big Sur is engineered, down to its core, to take full advantage of all the capability and power of M1, delivering a massive boost in performance, astonishing battery life, and even stronger security protections. Customers can expect 3x faster compilation of code in Xcode and up to 6x faster rendering of a complex timeline in Final Cut Pro. India will be also receiving the newly unveiled M1 powered Mac devices.
The case design for the M1 Mac mini doesn't appear to have changed at all, but for some reason it is only available in silver aluminum.
Disclosure: the author owns 12 shares in Apple.