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Apple's new Mac line-up in pictures

Facetime on Macs to an iPad-influenced Macbook Air

From new MacBook Air models, FaceTime for the Mac, a preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, and a barrel of iLife upgrades, Apple delivered the goods at its 'Back to the Mac' event. See what's new.

Apple took a break from iPhones and iPads this week, to reveal its new Mac software and hardware.

Still, Apple knows the importance of iOS, so it's no surprise that elements of the iPad crept into the next version of OS X, called Lion, and a refreshed MacBook Air. Read on for a closer look at Apple's announcements.

An app store for Mac

Don't panic; the Mac App Store won't be the only way get OS X software, but it will allow for one-click purchasing and installation, update notifications and the ability to re-download apps on every Mac you own.

Facetime

Facetime is now available in beta for Macs. It works between other Macs, iPhones and iPod Touches, using the Address Book for contacts. Any bets on whether an iPad with front-facing camera will follow?

  1. Take a break from iPhones and iPads
  2. Mac OS X Lion
  3. Full-screen apps
  4. MacBook Air
  5. MacBook Air specs
  6. iLife '11
  7. iPhoto books
  8. Garage Band

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