Apple has officially announced the long-awaited new MacBook Pro range with a revolutionary new Touch Bar with Touch ID, the brightest and most colourful Retina display yet, breakthrough performance, and more all in a design that is thinner and lighter than the previous generation.
Available starting today from Apple online in 13-inch and 15-inch display sizes the new MacBook Pro includes a number of new features which promises to change the experience of using a notebook computer.
New Touch Bar with Touch ID
A new Touch Bar and Touch ID above the keyboard will adapt to apps you are using to display controls at functionality at your fingertips from displaying a video timeline while editing video in Final Cut Pro X to displaying emojis while using iMessage.
Touch ID which was once exclusive to the iPhone and iPad has now arrived to the Mac allowing you to unlock your Mac and make purchases online with Apple Pay at the touch of your finger.
New Design and Display
The design of the MacBook Pro includes Apple’s brightest and most colourful display being 67 percent brighter and displaying 67 percent more contrast. It’s also the first Mac notebook display to support wider colour gamut seen in the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The size of all models have changed with the 13-inch MacBook Pro now just 14.9 mm thin, 17 percent thinner and 23 percent less volume while the 15-inch MacBook Pro is 15.5 mm thin, is 14 percent thinner and 20 percent less volume than before.
Apple has made the MacBook Pro to be the fastest and most powerful MacBook Pro yet with 130 percent faster graphics, powerful new processors, high-speed memory, and fast SSD storage drives.
Other features and changes
- All-new speaker and audio
- New keyboard design
- Larger Force Touch trackpads
- macOS Sierra, the world’s most advanced desktop operating system.
- and more
New Zealand Pricing
The new MacBook Pro can be purchased from Apple online from today starting from NZ$2,499 for a 13-inch model without the revolutionary new Touch Bar or from NZ$2,999 with the new Touch Bar. Two 15-inch MacBook Pro models feature the Touch Bar and are priced at NZ$3,999 and NZ$4,699 depending on what configuration you purchase.
- 13-inch MacBook Pro: NZ$2,499
- 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: from NZ$2,999
- 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: from NZ$3,999
You can also save up to NZ$340 off a new MacBook Pro with the Apple Educational Pricing Offer.
For more information on the new MacBook Pro including other features, pricing, and models head over to Apple.
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