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Apple Launches the New MacBook Air

posted by Evelina

This week Apple launched the latest model of the MacBook Air. The new version comes in two screen sizes, 11.6 and 13.3 inches, and is incredibly thin and lightweight (a mere 1.7cm at its thickest). The updated model is clearly inspired by Apple’s hugely successful touch-screen devices and is dubbed as a fusion of the traditional Mac and the iPad.  Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs, said the new design would be the result of the Mac and iPad ‘hooking up’.

A Characteristic drawn from the iPad and iPhone is the multi-touch trackpad, which allows users to control through swiping, tapping and pinching, much like the touch-screens of Apple’s phones and tablets. Apple does not intent on producing touch-screen computers so the new MacBook Air is perfect for those who are not fully satisfied by the restricting iPad design, but want a small, light and extremely fast device.

Apple also unveiled the updated Mac software. Nicknamed ‘Lion’ it incorporates the iPhone feature ‘Face-Time’, now allowing video calling between Macs, iPhones and iPod Touches.

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