Apple Event as it happened
At its October event Apple finally unveiled the new MacBook Pro, and announced some enhancements to Apple TV. Read on for full details: Apple October event as it happened.
Also check out what Microsoft had in store the previous day.
Apple October Event as it happened: New MacBook Pro 2016
On the week of the Apple laptop’s 25th anniversary, Apple has just announced the best MacBook Pro yet. There are 13- and 15in models that are significantly thinner and lighter than their predecessors, complete with a two times larger Force Touch trackpad and a new context-sensitive Retina display Touch Bar that replaces the row of Function keys. Touch ID is also built-in with Secure Enclave and protected with Sapphire glass.
The new MacBook Pro is a sixth-generation Skylake machine with a 2133MHz Intel Core i7 inside (you can opt for a Core i5 in the 13in model). There’s up to 2TB of storage via a superfast SSD, and in the 15in model AMD Radeon Pro graphics with up to 4GB VRAM (the 13in model has Intel Iris graphics).
Apple says the 15in model is 130 percent faster than its predecessor on graphics, 60 percent faster for gaming, and 57 percent faster for video editing. The 13in model, meanwhile, is 103 percent faster than its predecessor for gaming, and 76 percent faster for both video editing and 3D graphics.
The display is better than ever, now 67 percent brighter with 67 percent higher contrast and 25 percent more colours.
Each MacBook Pro is fitted with four Thunderbolt 3 ports that can go up to 40GB/s. Each of these ports can be used for power or as Thunderbolt, USB-C, DisplayPort, HDMI or VGA connections.
Read more about the new MacBook Pro here.