After what appears to be one of the longest and most complicated series of rumors and leaks since the original iPhone, Apple has finally announced the launch of its 16-inch MacBook Pro. In addition, the company announced that the new Apple Mac Pro professional desktop computer as well as the Apple Pro Display XDR screen will also be available soon. Next, learn a little more about these high-end devices.
16-inch MacBook Pro
The MacBook Pro laptop comes with a new keyboard, a higher resolution screen and a separate Touch ID button. And with a price similar to the MacBook Pro 15 that has now replaced, there are no surprises in terms of cost, which was already expected to be high.
The device has been rumored for months, but recently it was thought that Apple had delayed it until 2020. In the end, that turned out to be false. There had also been extensive talk about the possible features and specifications that the company would have equipped the device with, but in the end, many of these rumors did not come to fruition. For example, there will be no OLED screen or AMD Navi graphics chips, which means that the 16-inch MacBook Pro may not meet the expectations many expected.
Even so, for some Mac fans, just the news that the fault-prone "butterfly" keyboard has been replaced, being music for your ears. Apple was forced to review the design several times since its launch in 2015, but it still has not been able to avoid some problems, such as the fact that its keys were often locked when used. Now, it only remains to see if the new design, known as Magic Keyboard, brings the magic it promises. In addition, to the delight of many, a physical exhaust key was finally integrated.
As for other renewed specifications, the larger and higher resolution display (3,072 1,920) is a step ahead of the 2,560 1,600 resolution found in the previous 15-inch model, but has a higher pixel density of 226 ppi. Although it is not the OLED screen that some expected, that is not surprising since it is rumored that Apple is working on a Mini-LED screen with superior technology that could debut in late 2020.
With a price that starts at $ 2,399 dollars, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is available today through Apple's official website, as well as in the company's physical stores.
Mac Pro computer and Pro Display XDR screen
Apple also announced that its new Mac Pro, announced as the best professional desktop computer in the world, as well as the Apple Pro Display XDR, will be available in December 2019.
The company says its desktop computer was designed for maximum performance, expansion and configurability, with Xeon processors of up to 28 cores, a high-performance memory system with a massive capacity of 1.5 TB, eight PCIe expansion slots and an architecture graph with the most powerful graphic card in the world.
To complement any professional workstation, the Pro Display XDR screen features a 32-inch Retina 6K screen with P3 width and 10-bit color, 1,600 bits of maximum brightness, 1,000,000: 1 contrast ratio and a very wide viewing angle.
But all this technology will not come at all cheap. The Mac Pro desktop computer has a price that starts at $ 6,000, which is increased according to the additional features. For its part, the Pro Display XDR screen costs $ 5,000 dollars. Both products will be available to order in December through the official website of the company, where you can also find additional technical specifications, configuration options upon request and accessories.