Apple reinvented the new magic keyboard for the MacBook lineup and it fixed the problem of the previous butterfly keyboard. After the new 16-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air got released, there were plenty of rumors about Apple releasing a 14-inch MacBook Pro. Now the rumor is over, today's Cupertino giant officially revealed the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the enhanced Magic Keyboard.
“Today we’re adding the new Magic Keyboard, doubling the standard storage, and boosting performance, making the 13-inch MacBook Pro an even better value for our customers.” Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing stated.
With the smaller screen of the new MacBook Pro, you do have the newest Intel Core 10th-Gen processors on board, in some selected versions, but the architecture remains the same alongside bigger bezels all-around. In addition to a fingerprint scanner which also serves as the power button and a new physical 'ESC' key, the controversial touch bar also makes an appearance. The one baked into the touch bar was not as intuitive and finicky.
The remaining features remain the same, including a 13.3-inch, LED-backlit monitor with a speed of 2560rpm, up to 4 USB Type-C/ Thunderbolt ports, 3.5 mm headphone jack, 61W adapter, stereo speakers, 720p FaceTime camera, and more.
There are four standard versions available:
- 1.4GHZ, 256GB Storage, 8GB RAM: USD1,299
- 1.4GHz, 512GB Storage, 8GB RAM: USD1,499
- 2.0GHz, 512GB Storage, 16GB RAM: USD1,799
- 2.0GHz, 1TB Storage, 16GB RAM: USD1,999
Both 1.4GHz models above have two regular Thunderbolt 3 ports, whereas the 2.0GHz versions provide four such ports.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro retains the aluminum unibody design and is available in space grey or silver. For more official details, go to https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro-13/