Apple has set the official date – October 18th – for the company’s special event to unveil the first redesign to its MacBook Pro laptop in five years. The new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros will be powered by Apple Silicon (M1X? M2?) replacing Intel-handicapped models currently on the market.
The new MacBook Pro will be the biggest change to the product since the current design was introduced in October 2016. The new models will be the first high-end MacBook Pros to replace Intel Corp. chips with Apple-designed processors.
The latest models will include a new design, a MagSafe magnetic charger, and revamped displays in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes. The devices also will return the HDMI port removed in the last redesign and and remove the controversial Touch Bar touch-screen strip from the keyboard. Apple last upgraded the low-end MacBook Pro at the end of last year with its M1 processor. The high-end MacBook Pro hasn’t been updated in two years.
MacDailyNews Take: Buh-bye, Touch Bar. You were cool in the field, even if Apple did treat you as a red-headed stepchild. The Touch Bar was a failed experiment that might have had a better chance of survival (and even flourished) had Apple ever bothered to add it to MacBook Air and, importantly, to desktop Magic Keyboards — making it a Mac staple, instead of an oddity on one type of Mac — enticing developers to better support the chameleonic feature.
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