Apple surprised everyone with an upgrade today.
The key product updates are:
Double your CPU performance with intel 8th gen Processors!
Six core processors for 15-inch MacBook Pro delivering up to 70% more performance compared to previous gen. Quad core processors for 13-inch MacBook Pro delivering up to twice as much performance compared to previous gen. Both models now have two more cores. Most Pro apps scale well with additional cores e.g. Xcode 10, Logic Pro X etc… This will be a welcome upgrade for consumers and Pro users alike.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes with Radeon Pro 555X or 560X GPU. They share the same architecture with the previous gen but have higher maximum frequencies.
The integrated graphics on the 13- inch MacBook Pro will also see an improvement due to doubling of the embedded DRAM to 128MB.
If you need even more graphics horse power, you can add on an eGPU. We collaborated with Blackmagic to design one thats ideal for the MacBook Pro. It charges your MacBook Pro and works with any Mac with Thunderbolt 3. You can now create VR content and still get the portability of a notebook.
More Powerful Options!
32GB DDR4 memory for 15-inch MacBook Pro. More memory for things like Pro app multitasking and virtual machines. Double the maximum storage. Configurable Up to 4TB and 2TB on the 15-inch and 13-inch MacBook Pro respectively. A video editor or photographer can now put a whole project on internal storage and edit on the go.
The best display ever for the MacBook Pro just got better with True Tone.
Similar to iPad Pro and iPhone, True Tone allows for a more natural and comfortable viewing experience and now it comes to the MacBook Pro. This is especially important when you consider how much time people spend on their MacBook Pro!
Apple T2 chip enables ‘Hey Siri’ and secure boot!
First debuted on the iMac Pro, Apple designed T2 chip now comes to the MacBook Pro. ‘Hey Siri’ is great for helping you do stuff on the background while you focus on the task at hand for example you can now ask Siri to play some Jazz while you continue to work on that presentation.
The entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro model without touch bar is unchanged.
The new 2018 models will be available in Malaysia estimate to be around mid of August 2018.