Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

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

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

The new 13-inch and 15-inch variants get a huge performance boost thanks to Intel's new 8th Generation chips and also add some essential features for professionals, including options with more memory. It includes Apple T2 Chip and provides up to 4TB of SSD storage.

Now that the 2015 notebook is gone, Apple is selling the new 2018 models with the previous 2017 ones. It can be outfitted with up to 8th generation 6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors, and up to 32 GB of memory. On top of those weighty responsibilities, the T2 lets the new MacBook Pros handle "Hey Siri" invocations for the first time.

They're also the first MacBooks to offer Apple's True Tone display technology, a feature now found on the firm's iPhones and iPads that uses light sensors to automatically adjust the colour temperature of the display to best match your viewing environment.

Already the most popular notebook for developers around the world, the new MacBook Pro can compile code faster and run multiple virtual machines and test environments easier than before.

The simply named Blackmagic eGPU costs $699 and comes equipped with Radeon Pro 580 graphics clocked at 1,200MHz.

The new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro 2018 models are available for purchase starting today from Apple's online store with prices starting at $2,399 CAD and $3,199 CAD, respectively. Graphics are courtesy of Intel Iris Plus 655, with 128 MB of eDRAM. The two Apple Watch models will measure in at 1.57 inches (39.9mm) and 1.78 inches (45.2mm), roughly 15 percent bigger than in the current models. In some cases, the entire logic board needed to be replaced, which includes the processor, RAM, and storage.

The list starts with three new iPhones - a 5.8-inch and a 6.5-inch OLED models, as well as a 6.1-inch LCD model.

Only the 13in and 15in MacBook Pros with Touch Bar have been updated, leaving the model without a Touch Bar unchanged, along with the smaller MacBook and iMac. It is not clear if Apple will upgrade it to the new fangled electrickery. Apple has some new MacBook Pro leather sleeves to go with the notebook, too, in Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue, and Black.

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