It's finally here. If you are like me and have been long waiting for a new MacBook Pro, you will no longer have to wait much further - Apple has just taken the wraps off its new, refreshed MacBook Pros.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro with the 2.2GHz 8th-gen Intel Core i7 chip and 256GB of storage starts at $2,399.
Apple today unveiled its next generation MacBook Pro featuring up to 6-Core processors and 32GB of memory, True Tone Display and the Apple T2 chip. The panels still boast P3 wide color gamut and 500 nits of peak brightness.
Both the 2018 editions of 13-inch and 15-inch laptops feature new True Tone technology in its Retina display and Touch Bar.
Update: Pre-orders are now available at B&H for some configurations.
Keep reading to learn about why you should wait, and why you should buy the 2018 MacBook Pro now.
Apple Watches with larger displays may also be slated, according to reports that cite analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities.
Apple is claiming up to around 10 hours of battery life on the new systems. Arguably the most polarizing among these tweaks is the butterfly keyboard-the 2015 MacBook Pro predates that mechanism, making its traditional keyboard a preferred alternative for many users. The bigger model is 70% faster than the previous one, while the 13-incher is up to twice as fast. There's Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM. Both also offer up to 4TB and 2TB of solid state storage respectively. There is no major upgrade to the base 13-inch model, so if you were looking at that model, you may want to wait until later this year as Apple is rumored to be working on a cheaper 13-inch MacBook.
The new MacBook Pros can compile code faster and run multiple virtual machines and test environments easier than before. The discrete graphics options are AMD Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM and Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory. It will be available in Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue, and Black. Stores will get them later this week.
'The latest generation MacBook Pro is the fastest and most powerful notebook we've ever made, ' crows Apple's Philip Schiller of the launch.