Apple’s MacBook Pro is slimmer and received a small touch display between keyboard and screen as an additional input option. With the new concept, the company wants to recapture its former supremacy in the notebook sector.
Apple CEO Tim Cook opened the presentation with a review of the pioneer days of his company: “This week is an important in the history of Apple,” he said, referring to the idea of the legendary PowerBooks almost exactly a quarter century. The new MacBook Pro will continue the series of innovative Apple notebooks and put on the market new impetus. It comes in two sizes: a 13-inch and a 15-inch screen – both have become much thinner. In addition, the new MacBook Pro weighs depending on version only 1.3 and 1.8 kilograms.
Inside the 15-inch variant i7 quad-core processor operates at 2.6 GHz; the 13-inch model features a Core i5 dual-core processor with 2.9 GHz. As for connections, so drop off the older USB ports and SD card slot. For the headphone jack is maintained and both versions offer their users more USB C compatible Thunderbolt 3 ports. The most noticeable changes is undoubtedly the announcement in advance Touch Bar – an OLED strip which can be customized by the user on the one hand and on the other hand automatically adjusts the called applications and replaces the set of function keys. Whoever opens as a messenger on his MacBook Pro, receives a selection of emoji. However, the apps need to be adapted for this feature.