The 5 biggest announcements from the Apple iPad and MacBook event

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After a busy fall announcement season, Apple has unveiled what’s expected to be the last of its hardware refreshes this year with the introduction of a new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini. All new devices are available for preorder today with a ship date of November 7th. Here’s a look at them all.

MacBook Air, revived

The MacBook Air finally got a refresh after years of MacBook Pro updates. The 2018 MacBook Air now has 13.3-inch Retina display, third-gen butterfly keyboard, Touch ID, and 50 percent narrower bezels. The trackpad is also 20 percent larger, has stereo speakers that are 25 percent louder, and Siri is built in. The headphone jack remains, along with two USB-C ports.

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