Apple Updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard

By WiFi HiFi

Apple’s latest version of the MacBook Pro has been updated to include the new Magic Keyboard along with double the storage across all standard configurations and faster graphics performance via the 10th-generation processors.

The 10th-generation processors offer up to 80% faster graphics performance and makes 16GB of faster 3733MHz memory standard on select configurations. The new MacBook Pro also includes quad-core processors, 13-inch Retina display, Touch Bar and Touch ID, immersive stereo speakers, all-day battery life, and macOS, all in a portable design.

The new Magic Keyboard, first introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro and added to MacBook Air in March, features a redesigned scissor mechanism with 1mm of key travel for a comfortable and stable key feel, says Apple. The new inverted-“T” arrangement for the arrow keys makes them easier to find.

Standard storage now starts at 256GB and goes up to a 4TB SSD. The 10th-generation quad-core Intel Core processors have Turbo Boost speeds of up to 4.1GHz. Customers who are upgrading from a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a dual-core processor will see up to 2.8 times faster performance, says Apple. For the first time on a 13-inch Mac notebook, customers can choose a 32GB memory option that offers better performance while running multiple virtual machines and up to 50% faster performance when editing gigapixel images in Photoshop.

With a sleek aluminum unibody design in space grey or silver and weighing just 3 pounds, the 13-inch MacBook Pro has True Tone technology that offers a more natural viewing experience. The speakers provide immersive wide-stereo sound, Touch ID easy login and secure online purchases, Touch Bar with dynamic and contextual controls, and Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and Multi-Touch navigation.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with the Apple T2 Security Chip, Apple’s own custom-designed second-generation silicon, which checks that software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered with and provides on-the-fly data encryption for everything stored on the SSD. This allows MacBook Pro and any Mac with the T2 chip to deliver a secure boot process and storage of any computer. The T2 also protects Touch ID information, so whether customers are unlocking their Mac, entering an online password, or making online purchases, their information stays safe.

Every new MacBook Pro comes with macOS Catalina, the latest version of the desktop operating system, along with Mac versions of the Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple TV apps, as well as Apple News. Apple Arcade is available through the Mac App Store, bringing more than 100 new and exclusive games to Mac customers. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new MacBook Pro can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app for free.

Apple’s new 13″ MacBook Pro starts at $1,699 and $1,569 for education.