Apple Launches 2018 MacBook Pros: 8th Gen Core, Up to 32GB of RAM, Third-Gen Keyboard, Quad-Core on 13-Inch and More

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    Apple today announced the release of 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models with a wide range of new features, including up to six-core eighth-generation Intel Core processors, up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 4TB of SSD storage, True Tone displays, Apple T2 chips, quieter third-generation keyboards, and more.

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    The refresh includes a long-awaited quad-core 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Apple has not refreshed its 13-inch MacBook Pro models with standard function keys, which remain dual-core configurations.

    15-Inch MacBook Pro Highlights
    6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz
    Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory
    Powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory in every configuration
    Up to 4TB of SSD storage
    True Tone display technology
    Apple T2 Chip
    Touch Bar and Touch ID
    13-Inch MacBook Pro Highlights
    Quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz and double the eDRAM
    Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM
    Up to 2TB of SSD storage
    True Tone display technology
    Apple T2 Chip
    Touch Bar and Touch IDStarting at $1,799 and $2,399 respectively in the United States, Apple says the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar are available today through Apple.com and in select Apple retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers later this week.

    Article Link: Apple Launches 2018 MacBook Pros: 8th Gen Core, Up to 32GB of RAM, Third-Gen Keyboard, Quad-Core on 13-Inch and More
     
  2. killawat macrumors 65816

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    Apple: 32 GB. There. Have it. Ya'll happy now?
     
  3. Appleaker, Jul 12, 2018
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    A nice surprise, and explains why leaks have suggested it ships with High Sierra.

    Myself and others have talked about the 2018 models having DDR4, the new keyboard, and processor bumps in the past but the real surprises are the TrueTone display and new storage configurations, and the T2 chip.

    EDIT: Also the 4GB of GDDR5 for every GPU option.
     
  4. jinnyman macrumors member

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    Well the same design (same keyboard?). I'm disappointed.
     
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    Oddly enough, they are greyed out on the Singapore Apple Store website, and the 2017 MBPs are still being offered.

    Probably not the exact update the Mac users probably want, but it will have to suffice for now.
     
  7. Nick A macrumors regular

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    Price is still way too high for the specs.

    $1,800 base price for a laptop with an i5 and integrated graphics is just ridiculous.
     
  8. mleonm5 macrumors member

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    Keyboards have same travel but were made quieter.
     
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    Looks like they are no longer selling the 2015 MBPs now, and you only get the new stuff on the TouchBar models. The 13" non-TouchBar is still being held on the previous generation chips.
     
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    Y’all happy now... probably not. Haha but hopefully.
     
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    According to Are Technica, the keyboard seems a little bit better, but I guess time will tell as to just how improved they have been, and if the current issues plaguing them have been resolved or not.
     
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    If they're still shipping with that same keyboard but just quieter = Lol
     
  15. xnu macrumors 6502

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    Wow, cried yesterday for the a MacMini rumor, sobbing now for a MacbookPro update. Thank you Apple.
     
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    I guess the 12" macbook and 13" nTB model will both go away and will be replaced by a single macbook 13" later this year.
     
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    They did not even show the "New" tag on the MacBook Pro on their site.
     
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    Unexpected, but a nice surprise to be sure. Though for the high price they're charging, will I take a chance on the keyboard. By all reports, the keyboard did undergo some slight modifications, but will a spec a debris still break the keyboard?
     
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    Sneaky Apple. Looks like a really decent bump if the keyboard issue was addressed!

    EDIT: Wait, looks like 32GB DDR4 is only available on the 15-inch, and not the new quad core 13-inch... That's going to make some people angry :/
     
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  24. BWhaler, Jul 12, 2018
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    No working keyboard?

    No sale.

    Plus, they are still saddled with the gimmicky touchbar, underpowered ports if you can remember which one, and sub resolution displays. Come on Apple, t’s 2018.

    The bottom line is Apple continues to ship sub-par laptops with crappy keyboards
     
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    I know a lot of Mac users in the office, none of them have been waiting for or care about the Touch Bar.

    Like for me, Magsafe and ports are much more important.
     

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