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

Apple rumoured to be releasing a linewide hardware refresh this year

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

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.

Intel's 8th-generation Coffee Lake processors have finally made it onto the MacBook Pro after months of lag time behind its competitors.

Apple's updated MacBook Pros haven't been released into the world all on their lonesome. All of the newest MacBook Pros exclusively feature Thunderbolt 3 ports, which some will appreciate but all will scowl at when they're forced to buy multiple dongles to connect legacy accessories. "The T2 handles solid-state storage controller tasks and on-the-fly disk encryption, and it allows the 15" MacBook Pro to house SSDs as large as 4 TB and the 13" model to stuff in as much as 2 TB of NAND. It is hard to know what exactly will be delivered there but they will undoubtedly deliver improved performance/power efficiency as is always claimed between processor generations. Apple is also including a T2 chip on the device that's capable of enabling the "Hey Siri" command for the first time ever on a Mac, so you no longer have to use the keyboard to access the personal assistant on your Mac. Although Apple described the new notebook as being better suited to prosumer users, many of that cohort didn't fully agree.

Processor upgrades for the Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, and MacBook.

Officially, the 2015 MacBook Pro was superseded in late 2016 by the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. According to analyst Ming-chi Kuo of TF International Securities, we have more detailed expectations of exactly what we expect Apple to be shipping this year.

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This new third-generation keyboard wasn't created to solve those issues, Apple says.

To be clear, it's the 15-inch model that will offer the highest-end specifications, as it historically always has. Both new models are listed on the India site.

The screens and Touch Bars on these notebooks now incorporate Apple's True Tone display technology to shift white points in response to ambient lighting.

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

Additionally, Kuo said Apple may release a new low-priced laptop, similar to the MacBook Air, but likely rebranded in a new way.

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