Apple's new-generation of MacBook Pros pack heaps of contemporary, high-end hardware and are for that reason the most powerful laptops the company has ever produced. The new displays that these laptops sport, offer a dazzling 500 nits of peak brightness. Apple insists that the keyboard reliability issues only affect a tiny fraction of MacBook Pro users.
Familiar iOS apps, including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home, are now available on the Mac for the first time. I wasn't able to get a side by side comparison yet, but as someone who uses a Pro with the second-gen keyboard every day, I can confirm that the improvement is immediately apparent. Now, just a week after, Apple revealed a refreshed MacBook Pro lineup for fans of the powerful laptop.
Apple is claiming up to around 10 hours of battery life on the new systems.
MacBook Pro fans that want a variety of port connections are officially out of options. The upgraded process performs twice faster when compared to the old 13-inch MacBook Pro.
"Meanwhile, the 13" version comes with a choice of Intel Core i5 and i7 processors with Intel Iris Plus graphics. You also optionally get the Touch Bar, Touch ID and up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports.
The 13-inch model with Touch Bar and the 15-inch model with Touch Bar have new processors and a few other updates. Storage capacities have been improved as well, with the 13-inch MacBook Pro going to 2 TB from 1 TB and the 15-inch MacBook pro going to 4 TB from 2 TB.
With the new MacBook Pro, developers can compile code faster and more easily run multiple virtual machines and test environments.
The new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar feature 8th-generation Intel Core processors. Professional users can take things to the next-level with upgrade options to 32GB memory on the 15-inch MacBook Pro, and up to 2TB SSD on the 13-inch and up to 4TB SSD on the 15-inch. It starts at $2,400 and can be equipped with six-core Core i7 or i9 CPUs, 16 or 32GB of memory, Radeon Pro graphics, and up to 4TB of storage.