Apple has finally announced the new MacBook Pros that have been rumoured for sometime now.
Coming in both 14″ and 16″ variations, both models have slimmer bezels, 120Hz displays, a 1080p webcam (finally) with a HDR display that is capable of 1,600 nits break brightness. The MacBook Pros now have a notch which won’t be to everyone’s taste but it does allow the screen to be larger with those slimmer bezels.
The new 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pros house Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs which are capable of up to 3.7x faster CPU performance, 13x faster graphics performance and battery life of up to 21 hours. It’ll be interesting to see how these new chips fare given reviews were glowing of last year’s M1 chips.
Apple has listened. Firstly, the Touchbar is now gone, with a full row of physical buttons replacing it. MagSafe is also back and there’s a HDMI port as well as an SDXC card reader. This is the pro device that we’ve come to know and love over the years.
The M1 Pro chip can now connect to two external displays whilst the M1 Max chip can connect to three external displays, both an improvement on the original M1 chip.
The new MacBook Pro comes in Space Grey and Silver. The 14″ model starts at $2,999 and includes 16GB of ram and a 512GB SSD. The 16″ model starts at $3,749 and includes 16GB of ram and a 1TB SSD. Both are available to pre-order now and will be available on October 26th.
Apple also announced new AirPods which share a similar design to AirPods Pro. They’ll set you back $279 and they include a longer battery life, they’re now sweat and water resistant and include Adaptive Eq to automatically tune music to the shape of your ear.
The HomePod Mini will now come in Blue, Yellow and Orange for the same $149 price tag. These aren’t available to order yet, but should be soon.