Apple refreshes its Macbook Pro laptops with 8th gen Intel CPUs

Apple just released two incredibly powerful but mega-expensive new products

APPLE HAS QUITELY UPDATED its 13in and 15in MacBook Pro laptops with Coffee Lake CPUs, always-on Siri and a new version of the firm's controversial Butterfly keyboard.

The new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar feature 8th-generation Intel Core processors, with up to 6-core on the 15-inch model and quad-core on the 13-inch.

They now also include support for 32GB of system memory and a 4TB SSD. The new Retina display with True Tone technology offer support for the P3 wide colour gamut.

Why it matters: Lack of updates to its entire Mac line and keyboard reliability issues have marred Apple's image in the eyes of many professionals.

Many of us were hoping Apple to update the MacBook Pro lineup during WWDC this year. According to Apple, the new MacBook Pro is... The 15-inch model can be configured with up to 4 TB of SSD storage, while the 13-inch model is limited to a maximum of 2 TB.




Graphics: Powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory. Apple's Macbook Pro keyboard design has been under fire recently for its rate of failure and high cost to replace.

The 15-inch MacBook Pro model will now be powered with 8th-generation Intel Core i7 and i9 processors with six cores for up to 70% faster performance. Apple has also added its True Tone displays available on latest iPhones, to the new MacBooks, which basically changes the color temperature of the screen based on your environment.

Anyone hoping for an update to the cheaper Macbook Pro models which don't have this divisive feature have not been updated.

Prices start at £1,149 for the 13-inch model, £2,349 for the 15-inch, and you can order them today from the Apple website and select Apple stores. It packs Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics with 655MB of eDRAM. The chip, already present in iMac Pro, reduces the load on the processor and hence increases the efficiency of the new pro notebook. It will be available in Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue, and Black. However, for the first time ever in India, the company has allowed users to customize their MacBook Pro.

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