Apple unveils underwhelming MacBook Pro update

Joanna Estrada
July 12, 2018

We noted earlier that the upgraded MacBook Pro models announced today not only offer the latest 8th-generation processors, but also allow you to spec them up to a maximum of 32GB DDR4 RAM and a massive 4TB PCIe SSD ... According to Apple, the updated MacBook Pro 13 should deliver twice the performance of its predecessors with 7th Gen Intel chips. The MacBook Pro 13 with Core i5 starts at $1,799 while the i7 model goes for $300 more. The MacBook Pro models come with Touch Bar feature as well, which was introduced back in 2016 when these were launched.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro gets a bit more attention.

Apple has updated internal RAM support as well with the new MacBook Pro now supporting for up to 32GB of memory.

The new models - one 13-inch model and one 15-inch model, both with Apple's Touch bar - have new chips that Apple said should dramatically increase performance.

The entry price for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is $2399, also unchanged, which comes with a 6-core Intel processor.

Fans of Apple's laptops have also been expecting updates to the more basic MacBook, as well as the lightweight MacBook Air. Graphics are courtesy of Intel Iris Plus 655, with 128 MB of eDRAM. The 13-incher can also be equipped with up to 2 TB of SSD storage. As such, we'll just have to wait and see how this new model holds up. Similar to 15-inch MacBook Pro model, the laptop features True Tone display technology and Apple T2 chip.

He predicted the Mac mini upgrade may come out alongside the new models MacBook, MacBook Pro and iMac with "significant display-performance upgrades".

Along with the new MacBook Pros, Cupertino is launching new, official leather sleeves for the devices.

But Apple hasn't promised the new keyboards will offer any additional reliability over its previous generation butterfly keyboard. The company adds that the promotion includes a pair of qualifying Beats headphones with the purchase of any eligible Mac or iPad Pro for college, as well as education pricing on Mac, iPad Pro, AppleCare, select accessories and more.

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