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New MacBook Air, updated Mac Mini and new iPad Pro
Apple has a press release on the new MacBook Air.
" Apple today updated MacBook Air, the world's most loved notebook, with faster performance, the new Magic Keyboard, twice the storage and a new lower price of $999, and $899 for education. The new MacBook Air delivers up to two times faster CPU performance and up to 80 percent faster graphics performance, letting customers breeze through daily activities and play more games. Now starting with 256GB of storage, MacBook Air allows customers to store even more movies, photos and files. With its brilliant 13-inch Retina display for vivid images and sharp textggTouch ID for easy login and secure online purchases, spacious trackpad, and all-day battery life combined with the power of macOS Catalina, it's the best MacBook Air ever made.
More details at the product page and tech specs page.

Apple also updated the Mac Mini:

"Mac mini Also Updated Today
Whether they are using it as a desktop computer, a music and movie storage hub for the family, or as a code compile server for Xcode, customers love Mac mini. The standard configurations of Mac mini now come with double the storage capacity. The $799 configuration now comes standard with 256GB, while the $1,099 configuration features 512GB of storage, and every Mac mini is made from 100 percent recycled aluminum."
The 2018 Mac Mini Specs page updated with the changes, including options for 6-Core i7 CPUs, up to 64GB of RAM, and up to 2TB SSD.

They also announced a new iPad Pro with LiDAR Scanner that brings trackpad support to iPadOS.

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Apple/Products related News, Software Updates, Tips, and PR
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates Page of How-To, Troubleshooting & Tips for Mac/OS X/iOS Users from Airplay to Thunderbolt.
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Previous News Archive Summary:
    March 9th to 13th, 2020 News Archive
  • Press release on Apple's COVID-19 response.
  • June Worldwide Developers Conference 2020 with all-new online format.
  • How to use Screen Sharing to Troubleshoot a Mac.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac version 16.35 update.
  • Download Mac VMware Fusion 11.5.2 (security update).
  • How to Set a Mac's Sound Output Options.
  • Firefox 74.0 and ESR 68.6 Updates include security fixes.
  • Swappable U.2 NVMe add-on for Mercury Helios 3S
  • Article on Pro Tools Mixing Workflow with Free Template Download
  • Onkyo TX-NR797, RZ740, RZ840 A/V Receivers Firmare Update.
    (lists a fix for Bluetooth connection issue with some iOS devices.)
  • VMware Security Update for Workstation, Fusion, Horizon, VMRC.
  • Firmware Update 05.10.45 for 2018 LG C8/E8/W8 OLED TVs
  • Microsoft Patch Tuesday March 2020
  • Intel Releases Multiple Security Updates
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
    - How to create a bootable installer for macOS.
    - How to use True Tone on your Mac.
    - How to clean your Apple products.
    - Use 10Gb Ethernet with iMac Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro.
    - Get help with video issues on external displays connected to your Mac.
    - If You Forgot the Passcode for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch or Device Disabled.
    - Institutions that support health records on iPhone and iPod touch.

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