Apple updates MacBook Pro line with new specs and features
July 12, 2018

More RAM and a True Tone display.

Apple has just announced a spec bump for the MacBook Pro line. The notebooks are now powered by the latest Intel 8th-gen processors with the option to upgrade to the six-core version on the 15-inch model. The 15-inch model can also be upgraded to a maximum 32 GB DDR4 RAM and a 4 TB SSD. Both the 13-inch and 15-models are now available. Note that the new upgrades pertain to the models that include a Touch Bar. Non-Touch Bar models remain the same.

The new MacBook Pro also incorporates True Tone displays that were first introduced on the iPad and the iPhone, which automatically adjusts the screen so you’ll always see white in a natural temperature and intensity depending on the lighting condition.

The new notebooks also incorporate the third generation butterfly keyboard that Apple says enables a quieter typing. We’re hoping it has also rectified the design to lessen the sudden breaks that customers have experienced on previous models.

The new MacBook Pros also include a new T2 chip coprocessor that now enables ‘Hey Siri’ along with enhanced security when booting up the notebook.

Here’s a quick rundown of the specifications:

15-Inch MacBook Pro:

  • 6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz
  • Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory
  • Powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory in every configuration
  • Up to 4TB of SSD storage2
  • True Tone display technology
  • Apple T2 chip
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Price starts at 9,999 AED

13-Inch MacBook Pro:

  • Quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz and double the eDRAM
  • Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM
  • Up to 2TB of SSD storage2
  • True Tone display technology
  • Apple T2 chip
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Price starts at 7,499 AED

Apple has also announced Back to School with MacBook Pro that will enable students and teachers get discounts on Apple hardware along with free Beats headphones.

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by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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