Apple held a keynote for the leading media in the world yesterday at San Francisco. The event was called “Spring Forward” after the invite that was sent out by the Cupertino-based company. The event was said to completely focus upon the Apple Watch, but in truth, it was the other announcements that caught everyone’s fancy more.
Apple announced that the Apple TV was seeing a major price cut and will retail for $69, which perhaps is indicative of the fact that they are not selling in the quantum values that Apple would like. Apple also announced the MacBook, a new laptop which is in between the MacBook Air and Pro. The machine will come with an edge to edge keyboard with a new butterfly mechanism with LED for every key. There is a 12 inch display with a 1440 pixels across and 9 hours of battery. It is the thinnest and the lightest Mac at 2 pounds that has been made. It features the USB C type port for all connectivities and will be available in three colors: Silver, Gold and Space Gray and will retail starting at $1299 from April 10th.
Tim Cook also finally announced the Apple Watch’s retail availability, it would go on pre-order on April 10th with shipping starting on April 24th. The Apple Watch sports edition will start at $349 and will give you about 18 hours of battery life. The watch will be available in 32 different variants and will have all the features that we have seen during the launch. You will need iOS 8.2 to run Apple watch, which was also announced yesterday. You can check out the entire keynote in the video right below: