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Apple Updates MacBook Pro With Butterfly Keyboard Mechanism


Apple Updates MacBook Pro With Butterfly Keyboard Mechanism

Apple has announced an updated version of its MacBook Pro series of notebooks. Apple is refreshing its top laptops again by announcing newly updated specs for its 15-inch and 13-inch MacBook Pro models. It’s bringing faster Intel processors and some slight changes to the much-maligned keyboard that Apple says should reduce issues.

The biggest changes are coming to the 15-inch model, which is getting Intel’s 9th Gen Core processors. The base model now starts with a 2.6GHz, 6-core i7 processor, which can turbo boost up to 4.5GHz. The next-step-up model is getting a 2.3GHz, 8-core i9 processor the first ever on a MacBook which can turbo boost up to 4.8GHz.

Apple will also offer a custom top configuration of an even more powerful 8-core i9 chip with a 2.4GHz base speed, which can boost all the way up to 5.0GHz for what Apple calls “the fastest Mac notebook ever.” You can read more about the new MacBook Pro updates at the Apple Newsroom press release.

These are the only changes on the new models. Everything else, including memory, storage, graphics, connectivity and battery remain unchanged.

The only other major change is a lightly updated keyboard. Apple has also announced changes to its keyboard with expand repair program, which now includes all MacBooks with the butterfly keyboard mechanism, which is almost all current and recent MacBook models.

The expansion means that a few newer models that weren’t previously covered will be able to get repairs. While Apple is quick to say that the vast majority of MacBook Pro customers haven’t experienced any keyboard issues, the company still keeps tweaking this design. It claims that the change made in these new MacBook Pro models will substantially reduce the incidence of ignored or doubled characters. 

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