Old $999 MacBook Air Continues To Live While Rose Gold 12-Inch MacBook Is Discontinued And Gold Color Gets New Shade

Apple’s October 30th event is all done and dusted and we are now at the point where we try to dissect what Apple announced and where it leaves us. With a new iPad Pro refresh as well as updated Mac mini and MacBook Air, there is plenty to get the teeth into when contemplating what has gone on during today’s event.

While Apple announced plenty on-stage, there is still a fair bit to take in afterward, too, with some changes only noticeable when trawling through the Apple Store website – like the realization that Apple has quietly given the MacBook’s color options a refresh.

Those familiar with the 12-inch MacBook will likely know that it previously appeared in a rather fetching Rose Gold colorway. We were fans of the color ourselves, but it seems that Apple has now killed it, instead launching a new gold color that more closely matches the gold offered in the refreshed MacBook Air lineup. The change wasn’t announced and likely takes place in order to ensure colors are consistent across the Apple notebook lineup.

Speaking of the MacBook Air, the new update looks great from what we have seen so far and the addition of a Retina display has taken far too long to happen, but oddly, Apple hasn’t seen fit to kill the old MacBook Air off following the arrival of the updated version. Instead, the standard MacBook Air lives, occupying the same $999 price point it did prior to today’s event. I’d have rather seen it gone for good and the base model of the new MacBook Air replace it, but it seems Apple has other plans.

On a related note, I’d suggest against buying the $999 MacBook Air. If you’re short the extra $200, it might be better to save the extra cash up – you’ll get a much better machine for it.

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