Surprise! After 13 months of the previous refresh on 7 June 2017 at WWDC 2017, Apple announced a major update to its MacBook Pro and released much-anticipated laptop named as Apple MacBook Pro in Australia which is faster and backed by more dazzling features – targeting its loyal base of professional users such as app developers and movie editors. This new laptop lands with 2 different sizes – 13” and 15” but right now we’re talking about 13” MacBook pro – supported by several upgrades including additional RAM and storage, brighter screen, quieter keyboard and the ability to compile codes faster. What else? Let’s find out below!
- Supports Up to 2TB of SSD storage
- True Tone display technology.
- 13” Quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processor up to 2.7GHz with Turbo Boost Up to 405GHz and double the eDRAM
- Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM
- Touch Bar and Touch ID
- Apple T2 Chip
Apple MacBook Pro Keyboard
The external side of MacBook Pro is identical as 2017 models – all the changes are internal. In 2016, when Apple released a butterfly mechanism keyboard in MacBook Pro, a wide number of people reported that their laptop’s keys don’t work properly. Some claimed they made a high-pitched sound. The problem spread like an infection that is why Apple now changed its stance on repair and offering free repair of MacBook Pro’s with affected keyboards.
You can simply join a lawsuit and attempt to get damages from Apple or can sign a petition to recall the faulty Mac laptops and replace keyboards free of charge.
True Tone Display
Interestingly, Apple made its new MacBook Pro with True Tone screens. The True Tone technology adjusts brightness and colours output to compensate for changing lighting conditions around you. It was first demonstrated in 2016’s iPad Pro, though. True Tone features is subtle, but you’d be pleased to see it make the switch to macOS. That’s all we know about the screen. Either the display is 4K or not, it’s something Apple didn’t yield yet.
Apple didn’t reveal any information for its new MacBook Pro in terms of battery. The reduced power-consumption, however, made possible by Coffee Lake mean some improvements are possible.
Every updated MacBook Pro model lands with a Touch Bar (and therefore Touch ID). Apple still continues selling 13” models without Touch Bar, but it’s not updated. The Touch Bar is a gimmick, isn’t it? And the fact that Apple hasn’t rolled it out to any other Macs to date which means developers aren’t updating their apps to support it. But we widely support it as Apple is committed to the concept.
Apple MacBook Pro Price
There is a range of configuration options and price varies accordingly. The Apple MacBook Pro Price in Australia starts from AU$2100 to AU$2699 for its Core i5 Processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The other 13” variant with Core i7 Processor, 16GB of RAM and 2TB of solid state storage goes for a whopping AU$5599.