This is Apple’s new OLED MacBook Pro
“The Mac is more than a product to us. It’s a testament to everything we do and create at Apple,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook at today’s “Hello again” Mac keynote presentation as he unveiled long-expected updates to Mac notebooks. The new MacBook Pro has, as rumored, has an OLED touch bar replacing the row of function keys whose function changes from one app to another, called Touch Bar.
It comes in 13 and 15-inch flavors and Silver and Space Gray finishes, has 2x larger trackpad with ForceTouch haptic feedback, faster Intel chips and more.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro weighs in at three pounds, almost half a pound lighter than the previous generation. It’s also seventeen percent thinner and has 25 percent less volume than its predecessor.
The 15-incher weighs in at 4 pounds, is fourteen percent thinner and has twenty percent less volume. Both machines have a second-generation Touch ID with sapphire crystal protection integrated into the Power button. With a fingerprint scan, customers can authenticate Apple Pay purchases and authorize apps, like on the iPhone.
By the way, this week mark’s 25th anniversary of Apple’s first notebook, the PowerBook, which defined the modern notebook with a matrix-dot display, keyboard-forward design creating a room for a trackpad and other features.