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Apple wants us all to go Back To School with new MacBook updates

MacBook Pro and Air get upgraded

Apple wants us all to go Back To School with new MacBook updates

Apple has revealed that it has updated its entry-level MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, just in time for the Back to School promotion.

These updates have been rumoured for a while and now we know that the MacBook Air's innards have been upgraded - there's now new quad-core (read: speedy) processors powering the thing which make the machine twice as powerful as it was before.

The icing on the upgrade cake is the addition of a Touch Bar and Touch ID to the models. It'll cost you £1,299 if you want this laptop.

The MacBook Air hasn't has as big a spec change but its screen now has True Tone technology, which makes the Retina display a little easier on the eye. It's also been given a new keyboard and its price has been reduced to £1,099.

Apple is starting its Back To School promotion as well, although we are still waiting for the discount page to go live.

It's promising a whole slew of discounts, though, including a pair of Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones with the purchase of a qualifying Mac notebook or iMac.

You are eligible for the discount if you are in, or teach, higher education.

If you are confused as to what MacBook to get, then you need our best MacBook guide.