Apple Upgrades MacBook Pro With Improved Keyboard, True Tone Display, More

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Apple launched new MacBook Pro laptops on Thursday with updated processors, displays, and a "quieter" keyboard. On the other hand, the 13-inch MacBook Pro features Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM. It now can be configured with quad-core Intel chips.

As ever there are two new models that are going to hit shop shelves, a 15-inch MacBook Pro and a 13-inch model. But of course, Apple wasn't too harsh right out of the gate as it was selling the 2015 MacBook Pro alongside its pro lineup of notebooks.


The Apple Watch may also get a noteworthy upgrade, as Kuo believes Apple will introduce larger screens for both its models. Now with True Tone technology, the display and Touch Bar deliver a more natural viewing experience for design and editing workflows, as well as everyday tasks like browsing the web and writing email. On top of those weighty responsibilities, the T2 lets the new MacBook Pros handle "Hey Siri" invocations for the first time. Apple had said it was not a safety issue and had offered worldwide free replacement for such batteries.

Kuo predicted that Apple, in addition to launching three new iPhone models, plans to update almost its entire Mac and MacBook line-up this fall.


Meanwhile, the MacBook Pro can be updated with macOS Mojave, the latest version of macOS, this fall.

An analyst says the new model's disappointing sales could lead to the phone being cancelled - with production stopping as soon as this summer. It has two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports with 85W host charging capabilities, four USB Type-A ports and one HDMI 2.0 port that supports 4K Ultra HD and 4K DCI resolutions at up to 60 fps, so you can hook up two additional displays if you'd like.


In a research note, reported on by tech news site 9to5 Mac, Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities claimed that the Cupertino, California-based company's upgrades will include face recognition for iPads, bigger smart watches and long-awaited improvements for the Mac mini. Bumping up to a 2.6GHz processor, Radeon Pro 560X graphics, and 512GB of storage increases the price to $2799. The loud keyboard was one of the first things I noticed when I started using my 2016 MacBook Pro.

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