Apple has used its Worldwide Developers Conference to unveil updated models of its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks.
The new MacBook Air features the latest Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors, up to 8GB of RAM, faster graphics and up to 512GB of flash storage. The 11″ model starts from £849 with the 13″ model retailing from £999.
Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, unveiled the revamped machines to conference delegates.
The revamped MacBook Pro line-up gains USB 3.0, the latest and fastest version of the connector as well as Ivy Bridge CPUs with speeds of up to 2.7Ghz, 8GB of memory and 60% faster graphics.
Both the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook can be configured with a 1TB hard drive or SSDs up to 512GB that Apple claims are up to twice as fast as the previous generation.
The 13-inch model starts from £999 and the 15-inch from £1,499.
“Today we’ve updated the entire MacBook line with faster processors, graphics, memory, flash storage and USB 3 connectivity,” said Schiller.
“We’ve made the world’s best portable family even better and we think users are going to love the performance advances in both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.”
The line-up will keep the same prices as existing models. Customers who purchase a Mac from today onwards are eligible for a free copy of OS X Mountain Lion when it becomes available.