Monthly Archives: October 2016

Apple Announces New MacBook Pros!

Apple held their much anticipated press conference yesterday, finally announcing the arrival of a new design to their dated MacBook Pro line. While some of these new features we saw coming thanks to leaks, there were a couple that surprised us! The most famous feature that was leaked is the Touch Bar, a touchscreen at the top of the keyboard that replaces the function keys. Something I did not see coming was the dramatic increase in SSD speeds. The last generation of MacBook Pro’s were no slouch in that department, clocking in at around 1400MB/s read and 1300MB/s write speeds. Apple advertised the speed boost as a 100% INCREASE over the 2015 models, that is insane! Among those, here is a list of all of the new features/improvements!

  • The “Touch Bar”. A touchscreen display that replaces the function keys
  • Thinner and lighter design
  • New “Space Grey” color option
  • TouchID
  • 4 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports. (Besides the headphone jack, these are the only ports now. Goodbye MagSafe and SD card slot!)
  • Wider color gamut retina displays
  • 10 hour battery life
  • New 6th generation Intel Skylake processors
  • Larger trackpads and new keyboards
  • Updated AMD Polaris graphics chips on the 15-inch models

Along with the new MacBook Pros with the Touch Bar, Apple also announced a more budget friendly option. For $300 less, you can get a Pro that is missing the Touch Bar, 2 of the 4 Thunderbolt ports, and has a slightly slower processor. We’re really excited about these new notebooks and can not wait to get our hands on them!


What do you think of them?

New Macs are about to say Hello

hello2New Macs are coming!

Woo Hoo!

It’s about time that Apple updated the MacBook Pro line that hasn’t seen a significant update in about 3-years.

Apple sent out the cryptic “Hello Again” announcement yesterday and we couldn’t help but dig up some previous uses of “Hello” from the Mac. Will the 2016 announcements be as exciting?

We can only hope! Join us as we watch the Keynote announcements on Oct 27.

 

In the meantime, you can follow all the rumors about what we “should” be seeing at the announcements: 9to5Mac, MacRumors, MacObserver