Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro

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Apple Inc. appears to be taking a new approach to selling its line of MacBook Pro laptops in India. The MacBook Pro can be updated with macOS Mojave, the latest version of MacOS later this year. The 15-inch model can be configured with up to 4 TB of SSD storage, while the 13-inch model is limited to a maximum of 2 TB.

Apple has faced widespread complaints and even a proposed class action lawsuit over allegedly defective keyboards on past MacBook Pro (and MacBook) models.

Aside from the spec increases, the MacBook Pros also have True Tone displays, iPad technology that allows the screen to dynamically shift color temperature based on the color temperature of the room. The Macs also include updated Intel Corp. processors.

The new Mac Book Pro
The new Mac Book Pro

Still, there's good news for those of you who engage in video editing or other more vigorous computing activities.

Along with all the hardware upgrades, Apple is bringing the so-called Apple T2 Chip introduced with the iMacs. Interestingly, this is the very chip that unlocks, for the first time on a MacBook, the ability to summon Apple's virtual digital assistant "Siri" with the call-phrase "Hey Siri".

Alongside the new notebooks, Apple launched something interesting as well.

MacBook Pro now delivers faster performance for complex simulations and data manipulation.

Apple unveiled the new 2018 MacBook Pro models, but only the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar are getting updates. This model still relies on integrated graphics and starts at $1,299, going up to $3,699 fully loaded. Besides this, the revamped 13-inch models hold up to four ports and can support SSD storage up to 2TB.

The starting price for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is $1799 (R24,000), the same as before.

Just like previous MacBook Pros, however, the new machines aren't gaming-friendly.

The 2018 edition of 13-inch MacBook Pro runs on a quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core processor. The 256GB version comes with the Radeon Pro 555X GPU and remains at $2,399 while the 512GB version goes with the Radeon Pro 560X for $2,799.

Together with the MacBook Pro refresh, Apple also released a new leather sleeve accessory available in three colours. Stores will get them later this week.