Apple held an event on 27th October at it’s Cupertino HQ. This was Apple’s first onstage mention of Mac hardware since March of 2015.
Here is a summary of what’s new:
MacBook Pro: Industrial design, thinner and lighter, 13in & 15in models in 2 colours.
Force Touch: New track pad, twice the size.
Keyboard: Butterfly switch design, more stable, precise, and 40% thinner key-caps.
TouchBar: A retina display, touch screen – adapts to whatever software you’re using, browsing, quick type suggestions. Replaces Fn key and system controls. Video, music and photo editing precision and ease.
TouchID: Can log in with your fingerprint. Located on power button for login, user switching and authorised ApplePay.
What’s inside (depending on spec): Apple T1 Chip, Intel Core i5 / i7, Dual-core 2133MHz memory, faster graphics, gaming, 3D graphics. 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports, can be used for charging, USB, video in/out.
Pricing & Availability:
- 13″ Macbook Pro without TouchBar $1499 (around Rs. 1,00,000) – Available now
- 13″ Macbook Pro with TouchBar $1799 (around Rs. 1,20,000) – Available in 2-3 weeks
- 15″ Macbook Pro with TouchBar $2399 (around Rs. 1,60,000) – Available in 2-3 weeks
Apple TV: Minecraft, Twitter Live Viewing, New “TV” app;
TV App: Consolidates viewing across iTunes and other sources. Unifies the streamed content browsing experience. Free.