Apple refreshes the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with upgrades and price cuts

Apple today announced its refreshed MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro, adding long-overdue updates to its entry-level MacBook Pro, in particular, which hadn't seen some refreshments for quite some time until now. Both laptops are also getting huge price discounts for students as part of Apple's back-to-school promotion.

The MacBook Air has been updated with the addition of True Tone to its Retina display in an effort to provide users more natural viewing experience. True Tone works by adjusting the display's color temperature based on ambient light. In addition, its price has been slashed to $1,099, and $999 for college students.

Meanwhile, the base model 13-inch MacBook Pro received more significant upgrades. The laptop now has a Touch Bar, Touch ID, True Tone for its Retina display, Apple's T2 Security Chip, and Intel's latest quad-core processors. Like the MacBook Air, it's getting a price cut starting at $1,299, or $1,199 for college students.

In addition, college students can avail of a pair of Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones when they buy any eligible Mac or iPad as part of the promotion. Both laptop models are available for purchase from today via the Apple Store.

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