Apple introduces 12-inch ultra-thin MacBook laptop

Apple Inc. announced a new ultra-thin 12-inch screen computer, weighing 900 grams and 13 millimetres thick at a press conference this morning. It is 24% thinner than the current MacBook Air line. It looks so thin that, when it closes on the hand, it seems to disappear in the palm of the user if it is seen at close range. This MacBook computer will cost $ 1,299 in the 8 Gigabyte (GB) version of RAM with a 1.1 Gigahertz processor and 256 GB of storage space. There will be another $ 1,599 model with 8 GB of RAM, 512 GB of storage space and 1.2 Gigahertz processor!

Available as of April 10, will be distributed in silver, grey and gold with screen Retina resolution, the maximum offered by Apple. In this case, the screen will have a resolution of 2,304 x 1,440 pixels. The device also eliminates the “click” trackpad; a classic tool in Apple laptops. Instead, a trackpad called Force Touch trackpad arrives; which will perform the function of “clicking” on the mouse based on touches with the fingertips. In addition, depending on the pressure on this surface, various functions are also activated.

A new technology introduced in the device is the USB-C port that, according to Apple, offers five ports in one: it serves for transfer of data in USB, connection port to external monitors, HDMI and ease of connection type VGA. It is the only connection port on the computer designed exclusively for wireless connections. With a battery that lasts up to 9 hours, says the manufacturer,

Apart from the computer, and an additional refresh of the laptop line, Apple and HBO also introduced this morning the arrival of the new HBO Now service, an Internet subscription to the content of that chain that will cost $ 15 per month starting in April and will be One month free for those who subscribe in April. The service that will give access to all HBO series (past, present and future) will be available for now only in the US. UU and can be seen from iPads, iPhone and Apple TV. Taking advantage of the announcement, Apple also reduced to $ 69 the price of its Apple TV, the complement for the company’s TV that allows you to enjoy streaming video services from different services (Netflix, YouTube, etc.)

Jeff Williams, an Apple executive, also reported that Apple will launch a medical research platform called Research Kit, a software designed for clinical research that will turn iPhones and the HealthKit app into diagnostic tools. In the presentation, several prototypes of tests shown on iPhone screens pointed to the diagnosis of diseases such as Parkinson’s, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The advancement, however, could open a debate concerning the privacy of data and its use.

Apple also reported that there are already 453 Apple stores in 16 countries. The establishments have already received more than 120 million visitors in the last quarter, according to Apple. The company plans to open 40 more in this 2015.

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Samuel author of is a 33-year-old technology Analyst from Mont-Tremblant, has lots of hobbies that include hunting and crochet. Finds the world an amazing place after spending 6 months at Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn.