TECH BYTE: Apple Upgrades Laptops, Headphones
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — It’s time to start making your Christmas wish list!
Apple has some new items out just in time for the holidays.
If you’re in the market for a new laptop, Apple’s giving you some good options.
The tech company announced two new MacBook Pro laptops – a 14 inch and 16 inch version.
The good news about these new computers is you no longer need an adapter to use them, unlike some of Apple’s super thin laptops.
These MacBooks have both an HDMI port, SD card slot, and magnetic charger.
They also have improved battery life.
Apple says you can use the 14 inch model for up to 17 hours for video playback, and 11 hours for wireless web browsing without a charge.
The 16 inch gives you up to 21 hours of video playback, and 14 hours for wireless web browsing.
And of course it has a camera if you need to do any video chats or Zoom calls.
Just like most MacBook Pros, these ones aren’t cheap either.
The cost of the 14 inch model starts at about $2,000, and the 16 inch starts at about $2,500.
Apple also announced its next generation of AirPods.
As you can expect, the sound quality is even better with spatial audio, so you basically get a 3D listening experience.
They’re also water resistant, which helps when you’re working out, or if you get them wet while at the pool or lake.
Apple says the battery even lasts an hour longer than the second generation AirPods, so you get up to six hours of listening time, and four hours talking on the phone.
The headphones are also supposed to be a little more comfortable in your ear, with shorter stems than the older versions.
You can get the new AirPods (third generation) for $179.
We’ll just have to wait and see if these products will be on sale this Black Friday.
If not, you’ll definitely be splurging – whether it’s a gift for yourself or someone special.