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

Laverne Mann
July 13, 2018

Adding an eGPU to the 13-inch MacBook Pro helps bridge the performance gap with the 15-inch models. If, on the other hand, you're someone who thinks Apple made some poor choices in its design of this generation of MacBook Pro... this is still fundamentally the 2016 MacBook Pro design.

Hoping Apple's refreshed MacBook Pro - just announced today - would include a keyboard that can't be damaged by a little dust? All of the newest MacBook Pros exclusively feature Thunderbolt 3 ports, which some will appreciate but all will scowl at when they're forced to buy multiple dongles to connect legacy accessories.

The updated Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro features a 6-core 8th-generation Intel core processor.

For power users, the 4th-generation, quad-core Core i7 chip is just not going to cut it anymore.

The Blackmagic eGPU also boasts all the ports you'd expect.

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This all comes at a cost, however, the most notable of which is seen with a fully loaded 15-inch MacBook Pro, which now reaches well over $7,000 after taxes thanks to the $2,000 upgrade to a 4 TB SSD over the $1,200 2 TB option.

The tech giant could launch new iPhones, Macs, MacBooks, iPads and Apple Watches, as well as release a new pair of AirPods, according to longtime Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, 9to5Mac reported. Apple's perceived negligence in updating its Mac-products regularly results in criticism from its long time fans and the press.

Additionally, Kuo said Apple may release a new low-priced laptop, similar to the MacBook Air, but likely rebranded in a new way. Those Thunderbolt 3 connectors on the 13-inch and 15-inch models can support up to two 5K displays. Both new models are listed on the India site.

Currently, Apple has a few 2015 MacBook Pro models listed in its online clearance section, but it's likely that Apple will not have more to sell after those are gone. Non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro models remain unrefreshed. The quartet also feature the Touch Bar interface and Touch ID authentication, enhanced with a dedicated secure enclave chip, the Apple T2. The design of the MacBooks stays the same, which means that Apple still uses the controversial keyboard with its delicate Butterfly mechanism and Touchbar - although Apple does say that they have reduced the noise of the "3rd gen Butterfly" switches.

The new Retina display with True Tone technology on the new MacBook Pro models is said to offer 500 nits of peak brightness and support for the P3 wide colour gamut.

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