Apple Debuts New 8-Core MacBook Pro With Updated Keyboard

Apple has finally announced something great this time around. They have said that they will be launching the 13 and 15 inch MacBook Pro models. It is said that the 13 and 15-inch MacBooks are the fastest Mac notebooks ever at the top of the line. These updated machines will be powered by Intel’s 8th and 9th generation processors with high end models featuring eight cores for the first time.

Apple also stated that the new MacBook Pro has a performance which is two times faster than the quad-core MacBook Pro and is 40% more than a 6-core MacBook Pro. The new 13-inch machines are using updated quad-core processors, with the 6 and 8-core options limited to the 15-inch models. 

Apart from the new processors the design seems to be the same in the updated MacBook Pro machine, despite rumors that Apple would introduce a 16 to 16.5-inch MacBook Pro in 2019. There are some internal updates which confirms that the new machine will have an updated keyboard. The new keyboard uses a new material that Apple says will cut down on the failure problems that users have seen.

What Apple exactly said was “We have changed the material in the keyboard’s butterfly mechanism that should substantially reduce problems that some users have seen.”

Apple however did not explain what the “new materials” in the butterfly keyboard are. They have mainly focused on issues like double key presses and missed key presses, and they confirm that those issues will be significantly cut down.

We also got more info about the existing MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models which experience keyboard failures, are supposed to be replaced by the new 2019 keyboard that Apple made. But the only disappointment is that the MacBooks with the third-generation butterfly keyboards are the only MacBooks which support this replacement. This includes the 2018 MacBook Pro and the 2018 MacBook Air. 

The MacBook Pro continues to feature “the best Mac notebook display ever” with 500 nits of brightness, P3 wide color gamut, and True Tone technology. It is also known to be equipped with Apple’s T2 security chip, Thunderbolt 3 ports, and immersive stereo speakers like prior machines.

The new MacBook Pro models are priced starting at $1,799 and $2,399, respectively, for the 13 and 15-inch models. The new machines are available today through Apple’s online store and will be coming to Apple retail stores later this week. Apple has not updated the non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro machines.

Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac Product Marketing also states the following.

“Whether it’s college students mastering a course of study, developers building world-class apps or video editors creating feature films, we’re constantly amazed at what our customers do with their MacBook Pro, Now with 8-core processors for an incredible performance boost, along with its stunning Retina display, fast storage, all-day battery life and running macOS, MacBook Pro continues to be the world’s best pro notebook and we can’t wait to get it into our customer’s hands to see what they do next.”