• Apple’s new Macbook Air and Ipad will start at R21,499 and R24,999 respectively in South Africa.
  • It will be available in South Africa from next week.
  • Both devices come with a host of new features such as Face ID and new displays and a more compact design.

Apple’s cheapest MacBook - the new Macbook Air - and new iPad will be available in South Africa next week, iStore South Africa revealed on Friday.

The MacBook Air 13 inch (33cm) with 128-gigabyte (GB) storage will cost R21,499 in South Africa, and the 256 GB version R24,999.

Read: Apple's new MacBooks disconnect the mic when you close them stop hackers eavesdropping

The iPad Pro - which has a processor faster than most everyday computers - will start at R13,999 for the 11 inch 64 GB version, R16,999 for the 256 GB, and R20,599 for the 512 GB version.

The 12.9 inch (28cm) 64 GB will cost R17,899, the 256GB R20,599 and the 512GB R24,199.

The new iPad Pro sizes next to each other (screenshot)
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The new MacBook - the first Air upgrade in three years - for the first time features an all retina screen which promises higher vibrancy and colour accuracy.

Apple said the new Air takes up to 17% less volume than the previous model and is 10% thinner, weighing in at 1.2 kg.

It also features a new force-touch trackpad, an improved speaker and an improved keyboard.

The new MacBook Air is available in silver, space grey, and rose gold.

Meanwhile, Apple aims to replace your laptop with the new iPad Pro.

Read: My first impressions of the new iPad Pro: I can’t believe how much money I spent on this thing

The old home button on the iPad has been replaced with Apple’s Face ID - users can unlock the device with their face, and use gestures to change or quit apps.

It weighs less 0.5 kg, has a 10-hour battery life, and works with a new smart pencil, sold separately for R2,599, aimed at artists and illustrators.

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