Apple’s MacBook Pro line-up updated with 8th generation Intel Core i9 processor


Apple’s MacBook Pro line-up updated with 8th generation Intel Core i9 processor

Yolanda Curtis
July 15, 2018

"First introduced with MacBook, Apple leather sleeves are now available for the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro in Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue and, for the first time, Black". Flipkart's Big Shopping Days to Start From 16 July; Offers Mobile Discounts, Cashback Deals and More. The 13-inch model will top out with quad-core processors. While many might have requested a new keyboard design that's harder to incapacitate with specks of dust and easier to fix, Apple told The Verge that those issues "have only affected a tiny, tiny fraction of its user base". Oppo Find X with Pop-Up Camera Launched in India at Rs 59,990; Online Sale via Flipkart on August 3. You can pay an extra $400 for 32GB of RAM or an extra $3,200 for 4TB of storage.

The company says that the 15-inch model is up to 70% faster, while the 13-inch model is twice as fast. In addition, the coprocessor Apple T2, which acts as controller flash memory, microphones, speakers, camera, FaceTime, and is also responsible for security during booting and the fans of the cooling system allows you to activate Siri by voice command.


The update is slightly more than an expected specifications improvement for Apple's popular "Pro" laptops. The new eGPU is fitted with a hardwired AMD Radeon Pro 580 desktop GPU with 8GB of GDDR5 RAM. Meanwhile, users will also be able to activate Siri hands-free on the new MacBook Pro.

With few exceptions, like the HomePod or, worse, the AirPower wireless charger, you can nearly always expect Apple device announcements to be quickly followed by their retail availability. There is no major upgrade to the base 13-inch model, so if you were looking at that model, you may want to wait until later this year as Apple is rumored to be working on a cheaper 13-inch MacBook.


The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar starts at $1,799, while the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch bar starts at $2,399. Both laptops will go on sale through Apple authorized resellers later this month. However, as reported by The Verge, Apple claims the updated keyboard design only enables quieter typing and is not meant to solve any of the previously reported issues.

As with previous generations, the 15-inch MBP comes standard with Touch Bar.


Apple has also changed the keyboard to make it quieter but the firm has said nothing about the grain of sand issue, instead claiming that it affected only a minuscule proportion of their consumers.

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