Apple has once again updated its MacBook Pro range by releasing new 13-inch and 15-inch models with significant new specs.
The change that will probably excite most Apple fans is that the 15-inch MacBook Pro is now available with a 9th generation Intel 8-core i9 processor that, at 2.3GHz, makes it really fast. And with the help of Turbo Boost, it goes all the way to 4.8GHz. On top of that, buyers can configure it to run on an 8-core i9 with a clock speed of 2.4GHz, and on Turbo Boost up to 5GHz.
However, you will be paying if you want all that speed. The base model comes with a 6-core I7 processor at 2.5GHz, and on Turbo Boost 4.5GHz.
If you buy the 13-inch Touch Bar model, you only get the 8th gen processors. Here the base model has a clock speed of 2.4Ghz compared to the present 2.3Ghz, and a quad-core i5 processor which you can Turbo Boost to 4.1GHz, instead of the present 3.8GHz.
Apple is now also offering an i7 quad-core processor that can be boosted to 4.7GHz.
According to the company, the new models offer double the performance than the earlier generation quad-core MacBook Pros and are 40% faster than the older 6-core MacBook Pros.
Apple told the press that it is now using different materials for the butterfly mechanism. That will hopefully fix the problems many users are experiencing with the butterfly keyboard which include, but are not limited to, missed presses and double presses.
What is rather strange though is that the company doesn’t say anything about using a different material on its blog post, not a single word. The firm is, however, now offering an expanded service program for users of the current and previous generation devices to help resolve their problems.