At the online event, Apple boss Tim Cook also presented two completely redesigned MacBooks in which the high-performance systems are to be used: two MacBook Pros (14-inch and 16-inch screen sizes). With the new notebooks, Apple is revising design decisions that were made in the era of design chief Jony Ive, who left Apple two years ago. The keyboard no longer has the touch-sensitive control element touchbar, but rather conventional function keys. In addition, the MagSafe power supply connection returns, a quick-release, magnetic plug-in connection that should prevent accidents from falling. Furthermore, the two new models again had numerous ports for connecting peripheral devices and memory cards, which had been systematically abolished under Ive.
There is also something for the ears: The new AirPods can reproduce three-dimensional surround sound that adapts to the user’s head movements. This was previously only available in the more expensive AirPods Pro (279 euros) and the AirPods Max (612.70 euros). The new AirPods cost 199 euros. The previous version of the second generation is still available, now costs 149 euros.