Hey Look, Apple Just Announced New MacBook Pros

Apple rumoured to be releasing a linewide hardware refresh this year

According to Kuo, the smaller 38mm model will jump from a 1.5-inch display to a 1.57-inch one, while the 42mm model will now feature a 1.78-inch display, rather than a 1.65-inch screen.

Fans of Apple's laptops have also been expecting updates to the more basic MacBook, as well as the lightweight MacBook Air.

While the base variant of the 15-inch MacBook Pro carries the same $2,399 price tag as before, the top-of-the-line variant now costs a staggering $6,699 - that's a steep increase of over $2,400 compared to the most powerful 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro you could buy. Apple also added an updated custom chip called the T2, which provides better security and brings the voice-controlled "Hey Siri" option to the Mac for the first time. Previous rumors have suggested this machine could be a 12-inch MacBook, so Apple may be planning to expand the MacBook lineup with an additional low-priced option to replace the MacBook Air. Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro feature True Tone display. No bad butterfly keyboard here! 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 model was continuously updated and upgraded with the latest specs until May 2015 with the mid-2015 model. The new models ship with up to 32 GB RAM, a redesigned keyboard, new processors, and more. Even what the Retina Macbook Pro was missing, an internal CD/DVD Superdrive for example, was a well-timed move in response to where the industry was in terms of the lifecycle of that specific technology.

All new models are available to order today online and will be at Apple retail stores later this week.

In April, the 13-inch MacBook Pros without touch bars had come under scrutiny, with some users reporting battery-related issues. If you really want "the best laptop ever", you'll have to try your luck with used or refurbished models on eBay.

Good news for those of you who can't wait to get your hands on Apple's just-announced MacBook Pro. So, connecting your MacBook Pro to this graphics accelerator will grant access to four USB 3.1 Type-A ports, two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports and one HDMI.

Wrapping up, Kuo admits his sources might not get everything right, and these predicted products might also be affected by component shortages and similar supply chain issues before they break cover.

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