Apple's Mac event has come and gone, but not without leaving a trail of satisfied sighs and approving nods in its direction. It might have been a long time coming, but the Cupertino-based company definitely did not disappoint. Though many noteworthy announcements were made, the 2016 MacBook Pro was undoubtedly the star.
As noted by The Verge, the 2016 MacBook Pro comes on the 25th anniversary of the PowerBook, Apple's very first laptop. The new unit with a new OLED Touch Bar that works as the new function keys. The feature morphs depending on the application or system currently in use. It provides users with quick access to various options and information.
The 2016 MacBook Pro is lighter and slimmer than it ever has been and is available in 13 inch and 15 inch variants. Contrary to previous speculation, the new notebook is only available in Silver and Space Gray options. It also has a new Force Touch trackpad and an updated butterfly switch technology for its keyboard.
Both variants of the device sport 4 USB Type C ports and a 3.5mm audio jack. The 15 inch option will be powered by the Intel Core i& processor, AMD Radeon Pro graphics card with 4GB of video memory and will run on 16GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the 13 inch variant will be powered by either the Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and an Intel Iris GPU.
As BGR adds, the October 27 event also covered the Apple TV and a new accessibility website. The Apple TV will shortly include "Minecraft" and the Apple TV app will simply be called "TV," which will be available in the iPhone and iPad as well. The app will act as a hub that will collect various videos, TV shows and movies for the user. Meanwhile, Apple is also launching a dedicated website to teach users the various features of iOS and macOS.