Apple releases updated MacBook Pro with 8 cores

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Apple has released its first eight core MacBook making the new 15 inch MacBook Pro the fastest MacBook ever.

In a surprise move Apple has updated it’s 13 and 15 inch MacBook Pro models before next months WWDC. There have been rumours the return of a larger 16 to 16.5 inch MacBook Pro model which has not made an appearance today. It may still be unveiled at WWDC or more recent rumours are suggesting it will be released in 2021.

Apple has updated the 2019 MacBook Pro with faster 8th and 9th generation Intel Core processors. This brings eight processor cores to MacBook Pro for the first time.

Apple advises the new model delivers twice the performance of its quad-core model and 40% more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro.

Although not mentioned in Apple’s press release The Loop has confirmed that the new laptops include an updated keyboard. Apple has also updated its MacBook Keyboard Repair Program to include new models including the just released MacBook Pro.

Another change in the newest MacBook Pro computers is with the keyboard. While Apple says the vast majority of its customers are happy with the keyboard, they do take customer complaints seriously, and work to fix any issues. 

To address the problem, Apple said they changed the material in the keyboard’s butterfly mechanism that should substantially reduce problems that some users have seen.

The Loop

There is not much else changed in the new MacBook Pros with the same graphics, Retina display, SSDs, the Apple T2 Security Chip, all-day battery life and including macOS Mojave.

The new models include:

  • 13″ MacBook Pro 2.4GHz quad-core processor Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz 256GB storage from $2,699.00
  • 13″ MacBook Pro 2.4GHz quad-core processor Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz 512GB storage from $2,999.00
  • 15″ MacBook Pro 2.6GHz 6-core processor Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz 256GB storage from $3,499.00
  • 15″ MacBook Pro 2.3GHz 8-core processor Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz 512GB storage from $4,099.00

Two older 13″ models remain on sale without Touch Bar or Touch ID.

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2019 15″ MacBook Pro with 8 core processor