Apple Updates MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

University students Can Purchase MacBook Air for a lower recommended retail price of AU$1,549 inc. GST and the 13-inch MacBook Pro for RRP AU$1,849 inc. GST

MacBook Air Retina display with True Tone.
MacBook Air today starts at a lower recommended retail price of AU$1,699 inc. GST and features a stunning Retina display, now with True Tone.
Cupertino, California — Apple today updated MacBook Air, adding True Tone to its Retina display for a more natural viewing experience, and lowering the price to RRP AU$1,699 inc. GST, with an even lower price of RRP AU$1,549 inc. GST for university students. In addition, the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro has been updated with the latest 8th-generation quad-core processors, making it two times more powerful than before, and is available for RRP AU$1,999 inc. GST. It also now features Touch Bar and Touch ID, a True Tone Retina display and the Apple T2 Security Chip, and is available for RRP AU$1,849 inc. GST for university students.
With their sleek, portable designs, Retina displays, great everyday performance, all-day battery life and running macOS, Mac notebooks have never been more popular in higher education, with Student Monitor data showing nearly 60 percent of US college notebook buyers own a Mac.1
“College students love the Mac — it’s the notebook they rely on from the dorm room to the classroom, and the No. 1 choice among higher education students,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac Product Marketing. “With a lower RRP AU$1,549 inc. GST university student price for MacBook Air and the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with faster performance, Touch Bar and Touch ID at RRP AU$1,849 inc. GST for university students, there’s never been a better time to bring a Mac to college.” 
13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
Updated 13-inch MacBook Pro now features the latest processors for twice the performance, Touch Bar and Touch ID, and a True Tone Retina display.

Updates to Apple’s Most Popular Notebooks for Students

MacBook Air features a thin and light design in three beautiful finishes, the convenience and security of Touch ID, an 8th-generation dual-core processor, immersive wide stereo sound and all-day battery life. Its stunning 13-inch Retina display now features True Tone that automatically adjusts the colour temperature of the display for a more comfortable viewing experience. MacBook Air is designed to power through daily tasks, from email and web surfing, to photo editing and FaceTime calls, and at an even lower price, it’s the do-it-all notebook for consumers and students alike.
MacBook Air showing Group FaceTime call.
Group FaceTime makes collaborating on projects easier than ever.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro packs powerful processors, super-fast SSDs, all-day battery life and the best Mac notebook display ever into a portable 1.37 kg design. Today, the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro adds the latest quad-core processors for up to two times faster performance, Touch Bar and Touch ID, True Tone to the brilliant Retina display, the Apple T2 Security Chip and immersive stereo speakers with wide stereo sound. With all these powerful features, MacBook Pro is the perfect choice for students heading into university and looking for the notebook that will help power them through graduation and beyond.
MacBook Pro showing Redshift astronomy app.
The Mac App Store features thousands of world-class education apps that make learning personal for every student.

macOS Catalina Coming this Spring

This spring, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro can be updated at no cost with macOS Catalina, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, packed with cool new features, fresh new apps and powerful new technology for developers. macOS Catalina comes with Apple’s popular entertainment apps — Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and the Apple TV app — and the all-new Sidecar feature enables users to extend their Mac desktop by using their iPad as a second display or as a high-precision input device. New security features keep users better protected and Voice Control lets users control their Mac entirely with their voice.
MacBook Pro with macOS Catalina.
macOS Catalina introduces cool new features and fresh new apps.
Pricing and Availability
MacBook Air starts at RRP AU$1,699 inc. GST and is available at RRP AU$1,549 inc. GST for university students. MacBook Pro starts at RRP AU$1,999 inc. GST and is available at RRP AU$1,849 inc. GST for university students. Both are available today through, the Apple Store app and in select Apple Stores and Apple Authorised Resellers later this week. University student pricing is available through Apple Stores and Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at


Images of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

    1 Student Monitor, Spring 2019 Report.

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