Apple Upgrades MacBook Pro With Improved Keyboard, True Tone Display, More

Apple rumoured to be releasing a linewide hardware refresh this year

Apple rumoured to be releasing a linewide hardware refresh this year

In what is likely one of the most exciting rumors, Kuo said Apple could release new iPad Pro models that feature an edge-to-edge screen and Apple's facial recognition technology, FaceID. Or, for the digital hoarders among us, a nice storage bump with capacity of both the 13- and 15-inch offerings doubling to 2TB or 4TB, respectively.

The Blackmagic eGPU is now available exclusively from the Apple website and Apple stores for $699.

The laptops will also have a new "Hey Siri" capability, that allows people to trigger Apple's voice assistant without having to hit a combination of keys beforehand.

One of the smallest components in the new MacBook Pro could well end up being the most important.

Apple also updated the laptop displays with "True Tone", which the company says will deliver more natural color.

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Lastly, the new MacBook Pros come with Apple's third-generation of butterfly switch keyboard that promises to be quieter. The MacBook Pro 13 with Core i5 starts at $1,799 while the i7 model goes for $300 more. According to Apple, this new generation of keyboard is quieter, but presumably the company didn't just revert to the first-generation design and has retained some of the added feel that makes you forget you're typing on keys with extremely short travel. And while it's not a wholesale reinvention of this generation of MacBook Pro-Apple stuck with the previous body design for four years-it does address a few of the top complaints of MacBook Pro users. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. These new butterfly switches, therefore, are created to be quieter in operation: no more Gatling-gun rattle as you type at high speed. Apple had said it was not a safety issue and had offered worldwide free replacement for such batteries.

The $700 Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 Gaming Box comes with NVidia's GTX 1080 graphics card, which is better than the GTX 1070, and significantly better than AMD's Radeon RX580 for the same price as the Blackmagic eGPU.

The new MacBook Pros start at Dh7,499 (13 inches) and Dh9,999 (15 inches).

The Blackmagic eGPU's Radeon Pro 580 has 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM and supports Apple's Metal 3D-accelerated graphics framework. The maximum amount of RAM available in the larger laptop has also been doubled to 32GB. Maxing out the storage to the 4 TB SSD is $3,400 or $3,200, depending on which core model you're starting from.

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