Apple updates the MacBook Pro in big and small ways

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And it's not the only subject we're left to speculate about, either, with Kuo's report also suggesting that enhanced heart rate detection will be coming to the new Apple smartwatch. According to Apple, the updated MacBook Pro 13 should deliver twice the performance of its predecessors with 7th Gen Intel chips.

Beloved by many, the 2015 MacBook Pro had a number of features that have since been changed or have disappeared entirely from new MacBook Pro models. -- Pricing and Availability: The Blackmagic eGPU is available now for $699 Dollars exclusively from the Apple store and selected Apple retail outlets worldwide. In macOS Mojave, a new Dark Mode transforms the desktop with a dramatic new look that puts the focus on user content.


The Leather Sleeve was an exclusive accessory to the 12-inch MacBook but now Apple is expanding it to the MacBook Pro lineup. It's worth noting that such is Kuo's reputation, he could say Apple will invent a dildo with FaceTime and we'd probably take his word for it. Intel's latest silicon, display technology borrowed from the iPhone X and iPad Pro, and a blast of extra security all help make these the most powerful Apple laptops ever.

For more on Apple's new and improved MacBook Pro, starting at $1,799 Dollars (13-inch) and $2,399 USD (15-inch), follow to the company's website.


The 13-inch gets quad-core i5 and i7 chips that turbo up to 4.5Ghz. The Iris graphics on the 13-inch Pro with Touch Bar and the AMD GPU on the 15-inch Pro are also a huge step up. You can also choose between 1TB or 2TB of storage.

Apple also updated its embedded ARM chip that controls the Touch Bar, Touch ID, and Siri. Arguably the most polarizing among these tweaks is the butterfly keyboard-the 2015 MacBook Pro predates that mechanism, making its traditional keyboard a preferred alternative for many users.


Apple says the new MacBook Pro models are part of the company's Back to School promotion starting in the U.S. from Tuesday, available to college students, their parents, faculty and staff through the Apple Education Store. That's one complaint with the current MacBook Pro keyboards. True Tone is a nice feature that matches the color temperature of your display to the color temperature of your surroundings, thanks to an embedded light sensor. The 15-inch version, meanwhile, has a six-core CPU, up to 32GB of RAM and up to 4TB of SSD storage.

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