The MacBook’s batteries are ‘terraced’ meaning they they are now made up of individual sheets that are stacked together and can be contoured to fit all of the available space inside the case.

Despite it’s svelte dimensions, the MacBook offers full day battery life of around 8 to 10 hours of charge.

The new and probably controversial element of the MacBook is the USB-C connector. Apart from the audio jack, this is the only connector on the device, and it serves many roles including power charging, video output and data transfer.

This is the USB-C port that everyone is talking about.

This is the USB-C port that everyone is talking about.

While there weren’t many details about it, there will undoubtedly be an adaptor that provides multiple, simultaneous connections to the different cable types.

Australian prices are $1799 to $2199, and shipping will begin on April 10th through the Apple online store.

Apple is also updating the current 11 and 13 inch MacBook Airs, which now feature fifth generation Intel Core processors up to 2.2 GHz, integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000, Thunderbolt 2 connectors that provide 20 gigabytes per second transfer speeds, and the 13 inch model also gets 2 times the flash storage (hard drive) speed of the previous model.

Also upgraded, the 13in MacBook Pro sports faster fifth generation Intel Core processors up to 3.1GHz and Intel Iris Graphics 6100, it gets the new Force Touch trackpad, 2x faster flash memory and 10 hours of ‘all day’ battery life.

The new MacBook pricing and specifications in detail:

MacBook comes with a 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.4 GHz, 8GB of memory, 256GB of flash storage and Intel HD Graphics 5300 starting at recommended retail price AUD$1,799 inc. GST; and with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.6GHz, 8GB of memory, 512GB of flash storage and Intel HD Graphics 5300 starting from recommended retail price AUD$2,199 inc. GST. 

Valens Quinn traveled to the Spring Forward event in San Francisco as a guest of Apple Australia.