As ever there are two new models that are going to hit shop shelves, a 15-inch MacBook Pro and a 13-inch model. If, on the other hand, you're someone who thinks Apple made some poor choices in its design of this generation of MacBook Pro... this is still fundamentally the 2016 MacBook Pro design. And while there's a long list of potential devices coming our way, Kuo reaffirmed his March report that that the Apple Watch Series 4 will come in two variations with bigger screens, one with a 1.57-inch display and another with a 1.78-inch display.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro now tops out at 2 TB of SSD storage, a 2.7 GHz (4.8 GHz with Turbo Boost) i7 quad-core processor, and 16 GB of RAM. That's right, Apple just pulled the plug on the 2015 MacBook Pro, which happened to be my favorite system in Apple's lineup. The new 15-inch MacBook Pros can be specced out to include 8th-generation, six-core Intel Core i9 CPU, AMD Radeon Pro 555X graphics, and 32GB of DDR4 RAM. Also, storage can reach up to 2TB of PCIe NVMe SSD, but RAM remains limited to 16GB of LPDDR3-2133.
Editor's note: Apple says the new MacBook Pro keyboard does not address the problems experienced by some owners.
Apple's computers have never exactly been known for their graphics prowess, but the previous year or two the company has taken the opportunity to improve its standing with official support for external GPUs connected via Thunderbolt 3.
Kuo is considered by many in the tech industry to be the top analyst covering Apple, particularly with his product predictions.
Apple says the new MacBook Pro models are part of the company's Back to School promotion starting in the United States from Tuesday, available to college students, their parents, faculty and staff through the Apple Education Store.
Available in Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue and Black, the sleeve is created to keep your notebook safe.
The new Retina display with True Tone technology on the new MacBook Pro models is said to offer 500 nits of peak brightness and support for the P3 wide colour gamut. Not updated today are the MacBook Air, 12-inch MacBook and the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touchbar - those models all still use older CPUs. That's a privilege reserved for the 15-inch models.
With the new update and features, Apple plans to make the MacBook even more ideal for professionals and content creators.