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On the heels of a Siri-powered introduction and Apple CEO Tim Cook showing off a moving video of developers around the world, senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller hits the stage to talk about new hardware -- specifically the MacBook line.
How can you top Siri introducing WWDC 2012? How about senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phillip W. Schiller introducing new MacBooks, starting with a refresh of the MacBook Air?
The latest MacBook Air models will now come with third-generation Intel Ivy Bridge processors running up to 2.0GHz dual-core i7, with Turbo Boost available up to 3.2GHz. The new models can handle up to 8GB of 1600MHz memory and 60 percent faster graphics -- with up to 512GB flash storage.
As rumored, the new models also introduce USB 3.0 to the mix, which Schiller promises is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 with a 500MBps read speed. Available in both 11-inch and 13-inch, the FaceTime camera is also getting upgraded to HD for 720p video chat.
The new models begin shipping today, available at $999 or $1099 for the 11-inch model, $1199 or $1499 for the 13-inch model.
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