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Apple introduces new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar


Apple has unveiled the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever, along with a breakthrough interface that replaces the traditional row of function keys with a brilliant, Retina-quality Multi-Touch display called the Touch Bar. The new MacBook Pro features Apple’s brightest and most colorful Retina display yet, the security and convenience of Touch ID, a more responsive keyboard, a larger Force Touch trackpad and an improved audio system.


The Touch Bar places controls right at the user’s fingertips and adapts when using the system or apps like Mail, Finder, Calendar, Numbers, GarageBand, Final Cut Pro X and many more, including third-party apps. For example, the Touch Bar can show Tabs and Favorites in Safari, enable easy access to emoji in Messages, provide a simple way to edit images or scrub through videos in Photos and so much more.


Building on innovations pioneered in MacBook, the new MacBook Pro features an entirely new enclosure design and all-metal unibody construction that creates an incredibly rigid and dense notebook that is amazingly thin and light.


Additionally, the bar incorporates Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology, one of the great features customers have come to know and love from their iPhone and iPad. Once you enroll your fingerprint in Touch ID on your MacBook Pro, you can quickly unlock your Mac, switch user accounts and make secure purchases with Apple Pay on the web with a single touch.

Integrated speakers have also been redesigned to provide up to 58 per cent more volume, and bass that is two and a half times louder.


Pressure-sensitive Force Touch trackpads are up to twice as large, providing more space for gestures during activities like digital drawing. The main screen features brighter LED backlighting and an increased contrast ratio. Apple also claims that the models are up to 17 per cent thinner than the current devices.

The new MacBook Pro is available in a 13-inch model and 13- and 15-inch models with the Touch Bar, respectively for $1499 USD, $1799 USD, and $2399 USD.


all images courtesy of Apple