Apple updates laptops, launches watches

Apple has put a price to its new Watch, which should be available from 24th April. Prices will range from $349 with Apple saying the top model will be in exces of $10,000 prompting speculatin that it would be as much as a whopping $17,000. It will work in tandem with an iPhone5 and above, showing texts and notifications. There will be a dedicated iPhone app to control it, connected via Bluetooth. There are two sizes – 38mm and 42mm and battery life should be about 18 hours.

Apple has updated iOS to 8.2 to support the new Watch and fix some bugs.

Apple has also released a new 12ins laptop, simply called Macbook andd similar to a Macbook Air but with a retina screen. It has just a single USB C port, with additional adaptors available for connecting hard drives, larger monitors and other peripherals.

Both the 11ins and 13ins Macbook Airs as well as the 13ins Retina Macbook Pro have been updated with the latest Intel Broadwell chips, which should offer slight performance increase and longer battery life. They’ve gained Thunderbolt 2 connectors but most of the features seem to remain as before.


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