Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
IT | By Emmett Cole

Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro

Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro

Arguably the most polarizing among these tweaks is the butterfly keyboard-the 2015 MacBook Pro predates that mechanism, making its traditional keyboard a preferred alternative for many users. This may be your last chance to snag a brand new one, so get them while they last! Apple recently offered refunds and an exchange program for those who experienced stuck keys. The updated MacBook Pro lineup feature Apple T2 chip which is claimed to deliver enhanced security with support for secure boot. Amid a slew of hardware upgrades - including support for 32GB of RAM - Apple also relayed that the new machines feature an "improved third-generation keyboard for quieter typing".

Meanwhile, the MacBook Pro can be updated with macOS Mojave, the latest version of macOS, this fall.

Many Apple Mac computer users are unhappy about the lack of updates to the firm's laptop and desktop ranges over recent months.

UPDATE: July 12, 2018, 2:56 p.m. EDT: Apple appears to have moved the 2015 Macbook Pro to the Apple store clearance page.

Since you can't upgrade the internals at a later stage, if you want to add more internal storage, you will have to do it at purchase. The latest 15-inch MacBook Pro that Apple just announced has a quieter keyboard but with the same flat feel.

The entry price for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is $2399 (R32,000), also unchanged, which comes with a 6-core Intel processor. That's one complaint with the current MacBook Pro keyboards.

The laptops will also have a new "Hey Siri" capability, that allows people to trigger Apple's voice assistant without having to hit a combination of keys beforehand. "The company also says its 15" wonders will all come with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory for configurations with Radeon Pro discrete graphics, up from 2 GB in lower-end discrete graphics configurations of the past.

The Verge, meanwhile, notes that the new keyboard was created to be quieter, not to address complaints about reliability. This model still relies on integrated graphics and starts at $1,299, going up to $3,699 fully loaded. Stepping up to the 2.9 GHz Core i9 is $400 or $300, respectively. Maxing out the storage to the 4 TB SSD is $3,400 or $3,200, depending on which core model you're starting from. The jump to 32GB RAM is relatively cheap by Apple's standard at $400. All in all, maxed out, you're looking at $6,699.

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