A brand new MacBook Air will go on sale in Canada and the U.S. on Thursday, September 16th for $1,399, or about $400 cheaper than the previous-gen model.
The $1.49-million model is only available in the U-Matic (Black) color, which has been discontinued.
Apple’s new model is the first Macbook that uses a larger battery, which means it’ll run longer, is more powerful and offers more storage.
“The battery life of the Macbook Pro 10.5 is just as impressive as the battery life on the 10.6 Pro, and you get a ton of extra performance,” said Jeff Jarvis, senior vice president of Macs and Apps at MacWorld.
“We expect it to run longer than the 10-year-old 10.3, and that’s because we’re bringing the full capabilities of the MacBook Pro 10 Pro to the new 10.7 and 10.8 Pro models.”
Apple also announced that it will be selling its new 10-inch MacBook Pro in a set of three, including a version with a new Touch Bar that’s powered by Apple’s A8 chip, and a version without the Touch Bar.
The new Macbooks will be available in Canada, the U, and the United Kingdom, starting at $1 and going up to $1,-800.
The pricing is in Canadian dollars, which are roughly $2 more than the U’s.
The MacBook Pro will be offered in two configurations: the lower-end 10.4 Pro, which is a 13.3-inch laptop, and another configuration with a Retina display and faster processors, called the 10 Pro, the 10, 10.1, and 10 Pro models.
The higher-end 15.4-inch model is also a 13-inch notebook with a higher-resolution Retina Display, which will be sold at $3,399 and up.
The lower-priced Macbook 15.2 models will be limited to 128GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, and up to 128 hours of battery life.
The 10 Pro and 10 models will start at $899 and up, respectively.
The models in the Canadian and U.K. markets will be starting at around $999 and up for the 10 and 10, respectively, with more to come later.
Macs will be on sale throughout the U of T and the GTA on Thursday and Friday, September 17th, starting from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m., and throughout the country on Friday from 9 p.am. to 3 a..m..
“We are excited to bring our new MacBook Pro line to Canadian and international consumers this fall,” said Steve Smith, president and CEO of MacSprint, which supplies the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac mini.
“They are our most trusted partners in the world, and we look forward to welcoming customers to our network in Canada in the coming months.”
The 10- and 10-series Macbooks are available for pre-order now.