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Shipping April 10

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The New MacBook

At just 2 pounds and 13.1 mm thin, the new MacBook is Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook.

It features a stunning 12-inch Retina display, new Apple-designed keyboard, all-new Force Touch trackpad, fifth-generation Intel Core M processors, fast PCIe-based flash storage, and all-day battery life. And it’s available in three gorgeous metal finishes—Gold, Space Gray, and Silver.

The new MacBook is designed for a wireless world and is the ideal notebook for customers looking for the complete Mac experience in Apple’s most portable notebook ever.


Now available

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Updates to Mac notebooks

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now features the all-new Force Touch trackpad, fifth-generation Intel Core processors, next-generation Intel Iris Graphics 6100, and ultrafast PCIe-based flash storage. It’s the ideal notebook for enthusiasts and professionals looking for fast performance in an incredibly compact and light design.

MacBook Air
The MacBook Air line now features fifth-generation Intel Core processors, next-generation Intel HD Graphics 6000, and a Thunderbolt 2 port. And with all-day battery life, MacBook Air will go with you and stay with you the entire day.


Available April 24

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Apple Watch – Coming in April

Apple Watch will be available on Friday, April 24 to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK, and the U.S.

On Friday, April 10, Apple Watch will be available for pre-order through the Apple Online Store. And Apple Retail Stores and select department store shop-in-shops will begin offering customers the chance to preview their choice of Apple Watch and try it on.

For more details, see the press release.

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ResearchKit introduced

Apple has created ResearchKit, an open source software framework designed for medical and health research to help doctors and scientists gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using iPhone apps.

Several world-class research institutions have already developed apps with ResearchKit for studies on asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease. These apps are available on the App Store in the U.S. today, and will be available in more countries in the future.

ResearchKit will be released in April. See the press release and website for more details.


Available April 2015
(U.S. only)

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HBO NOW on Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone

With HBO NOW, Apple customers have an incredible new way to watch many of their favorite HBO programs. They can subscribe to HBO right from an Apple TV or iOS device—no cable or satellite subscription required—and get instant access to every episode of every season of HBO’s award-winning original shows and Hollywood blockbusters.

HBO NOW will be available for just $14.99 a month with no long-term contract or commitment. Customers can sign up on Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, and get the first month for free.

Apple’s 12 Days Of Gifts Begins Today

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Apple continues its “12 Days of Gifts” tradition this year. Free downloads may vary by geographical location, according to Mashable. The site’s Stan Schroeder received the game Real Steel for the iPad free. Apple Insider and others reported receiving free digital downloads of four Justin Timberlake songs as today’s gifts (depending on who you are, this may be a gift, or a lump of coal). He performed the songs live at Apple’s 2013 iTunes Festival, which was held in London this year.

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Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts App

The free downloads can only be accessed through the 12 Days of Gifts app, which is available in iTunes in some of the company’s many markets. Many iTunes users have taken advantage of Apple’s free downloads over the years, although in the past, the 12 Days of Gifts app was only available in Canada and some major countries in Europe.

This year, however, U.S. customers have access to the app for the first time. A user review on the app states that the app requires iOS 7, however, one person comment on a MacRumors post about this story that Apple users still running iOS 6 can download the Justin Timberlake songs directly from iTunes free without accessing it through the app. It does look like two of his songs from the festival are available free directly through iTunes, although there are reported to be four available through the app and we weren’t able to verify if the two freebies on iTunes are the same as two of the four which are free through the app.

Apple’s tradition of giving away downloads

In the past, Apple has given away e-books, apps, music, movies and other digital content through the promotion. Earlier this month, Apple offered the single “No Better” by Lorde as part of a preview promotion for the 12 Days of Gifts app. The company called it a “gift to get you started.”

The program runs from today through Jan. 6, and a new free download is offered each day for just 24 hours. Some of the free content offered by Apple  isn’t available in all of the markets where the 12 Gifts app is available.