Apple cuts MacBook Air price by $100, gives MacBook Pro chip upgrade – CNET

Save some money on MacBooks this school season. 

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Apple's getting ready for the school season, giving the MacBook Air a display upgrade and a discount for college students. It will also update its MacBook Pro and give it the same education discount.

The price of the MacBook Air is dropping to $999, which is $100 less than its $1,099 regular price, according to a release Tuesday. The updated MacBook Air will have True Tone added to its Retina display. The 13-inch MacBook Pro will receive the same price cut for students to drop it down to $1,199, and it will have its processor upgraded to an 8th-generation quad-core processor, which the company says will make it twice as powerful. 

Another update for the entry-level MacBook Pro is the inclusion of the Touch Bar and Touch ID. The laptop will also have the True Tone Retina display, and the Apple T2 Security Chip will be included as well. 

Apple's Back to School promotion, which starts Tuesday, also includes Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones with the purchase of qualifying Mac notebooks and iMacs. 

Originally published July 9, 5:34 a.m. PT.
Update, 5:59 a.m. PT: Adds more background details.

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