Apple unveils new MacBooks, AirPods

Apple unveiled its latest products Monday, including two new MacBook Pro models that use in-house Apple Silicon chips, a new generation of AirPods, and a $5-per-month music streaming service.

The new 14- and 16-inch laptops eliminated the "Touch Bar" and restored several connectors - including the company's "MagSafe" power connector - that had disappeared in recent years, angering some of the company's users.

Apple said the 14-inch model will start at $1,999 and the 16-inch model will start at $2,499. Both computers will start shipping next week.

Apple's two new high-powered chips are called the M1 Pro and the M1 Max. The chips are meant to have better performance than the company's previous M1 chips, but do so while using less power than rival chips from firms like Intel Corp and Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Before Monday, Apple's most powerful laptops relied on chips from Intel. The new AirPods are sweat- and water-resistant and will have some improved sound features. Apple said the new AirPods will cost $179 and start shipping next week.

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