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Alongside the introduction of its brand new MacBook Pro laptop on Thursday, Apple announced that it has decided to discontinue the¬†11-inch MacBook Air (except for in schools). It will continue to sell the 13-inch model with a starting price of $999, although it didn’t get an update today and likely¬†won’t ever again.

Apple has essentially positioned the just-announced entry-level MacBook Pro, which does not feature the Touch Bar or Touch ID and starts at $1,499, as a MacBook Air replacement. SVP Phil Schiller even compared the two on stage during today’s event, noting how much thinner¬†and more powerful the Pro is.

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So to sum it up, Apple will continue to offer the 13-inch MacBook Air as a sub-$1000 option for the time being. Then there is the ultra-slim 12-inch Retina MacBook, which starts at $1,299. I¬†imagine this will¬†eventually take over as¬†the cheaper/ultra portable model and then you’ll have the Pro for higher performance.

The new MacBook Pro starts at $1,499 and is available for order today.