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Apple MacBook Pro event wrap-up: Touch Bar, Apple TV, Touch ID

Apple MacBook Pro event wrap-up: Touch Bar, Apple TV, Touch ID

Now that Apple's MacBook event has concluded, it's time to look back on what all was announced during the presentation. As it turns out, Apple covered a surprising amount of ground during this event, announcing a handful of new products and taking time to demonstrate the new features of these next MacBooks in-depth. In case you missed, here's a run down of everything Apple announced.

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New MacBook Pro price and release detailed

New MacBook Pro price and release detailed

Can hardly wait to get your hands on the newly unveiled MacBook Pros? Apple has detailed the pricing and availability, and as you probably expect, it involves some waiting...unless you want the cheapest of the three models. The non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro is available (as in, it is shipping) as of today, while you'll have to wait two or three weeks for the 13-inch model with Touch Bar to start shipping, as well as the 15-inch model (which only comes in a Touch Bar variety).

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New MacBook Pro by the numbers

New MacBook Pro by the numbers

Apple's latest entries into the MacBook Pro lineup are here, and with those new notebooks obviously comes a bump up in performance. Just how much of a boost will users get? Apple shared some benchmarks that compare the performance of these new MacBook Pros to that of their predecessors, and the results are fairly impressive.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch without Touch Bar gives consumers a third option

MacBook Pro 13-inch without Touch Bar gives consumers a third option

The two new MacBook Pros with Touch Bar are being joined by a separate MacBook Pro 13-inch model that does not feature the Touch Bar, giving those who hate the idea of replacing the physical function keys something to enjoy. This model will feature two Thunderbolt ports rather than the four found on the other two MacBook Pros, as well as other 'lesser' specs that are joined, appropriately, by a smaller price tag.

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New MacBook Pro: 5 things you need to know

New MacBook Pro: 5 things you need to know

Just as the fates foretold, Apple has revealed the new MacBook Pro at its event in Cupertino today. It turns out that most of the rumors we heard prior to release are true. The new MacBooks will feature the oft-rumored Touch Bar that serves as a touch-enabled replacement for traditional function keys, but there's more changing with this new iteration. With that in mind, here are five things to know about the new MacBook Pro.

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The new MacBook Pro goes all-in on USB Type-C

The new MacBook Pro goes all-in on USB Type-C

Apple has taken the wraps off both the new 13-inch and the new 15-inch MacBook Pro, and there's a lot to be excited about. As expected, Apple has fully embraced USB Type-C ports on its new laptops, something it did first with the controversial 12-inch MacBook model. Don't worry, though, there's more than one port, and you probably won't miss the old ports at all.

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Apple Touch Bar detailed

Apple Touch Bar detailed

Apple has just unveiled the new MacBook Pros this morning, and as has been predicted, the laptop's row of function keys has been replaced with a touchscreen running above the remaining keyboard. It's official name is the "Touch Bar," and it offers context-sensitive buttons on a Retina display that supports gestures as well as taps. Plus, Touch ID has been integrated into the power button, on the far right.

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This is the new MacBook Pro

This is the new MacBook Pro

Apple has unveiled the new MacBook Pro, its eagerly anticipated update. As expected, there are new features and a slimmer, lighter design. That rumored touch strip has been made official, replacing the function keys, and Apple is calling it the "Touch Bar." There are two new MacBook Pro models, a 15-inch model and a 13-inch model. As expected, each one brings its own features, as well as some welcomed changes like a larger trackpad and more.

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New MacBook Pro leaks: Magic Toolbar detailed

New MacBook Pro leaks: Magic Toolbar detailed

Being less than two days out from Apple's expected MacBook Pro reveal, would it shock you to hear that the new notebook, complete with its Magic Toolbar, has leaked yet again? Maybe not, but what if we said that these new images were actually included in macOS Sierra version 10.12.1? Then things begin to get a little more interesting.

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Three MacBook Pro models leaked before Apple event

Three MacBook Pro models leaked before Apple event

On Thursday, Apple will hold another event to presumably reveal a set of new MacBook Pros. Obviously nothing is official until Apple makes it so, but there have been a number of leaks in the lead up to this event that all point to new MacBook models. Thanks to Russian regulators, we now have some more evidence to throw on the ever-growing pile that already exists.

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New MacBook Pro could have USB-C with MagSafe feature

New MacBook Pro could have USB-C with MagSafe feature

USB-C might be great and the future of connectors, but for MacBook owners, it's somewhat of a step backwards. Apple has long had a reversible port and while the USB-C finally makes that a standard everywhere, it lacks one particular MacBook feature: MagSafe. That is pretty much what fans of the MacBook Pro are dreading in Apple's upcoming press event, but famed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo might offer them some reassurance. According to him, while the MacBook Pros will indeed use UBS-C ports only for power, they might also include a "MagSafe-like" adapter.

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Apple event to focus on new MacBooks, not iMac, says analyst

Apple event to focus on new MacBooks, not iMac, says analyst

In case you haven't heard, Apple has one of its secretive media events scheduled for October 27th, using the phrase "Hello Again" as the teaser. For months now it's been expected that Apple would hold such a fall event to introduce new, non-iOS related hardware, possibly including anything from the Mac lineup, from the MacBook Air to a new Mac Pro. Well, Ming-Chi Kuo, the KGI Securities analyst with one of best track records when it comes to Apple predictions, has chimed in to say that we should keep our expectations set for new laptops only.

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