Apple MacBook Pro launched
Apple MacBook Pro launchedScreenshot/Apple Events

Apple, which is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the company's first notebook series, launched a new line of sleek MacBook Pro series in Cupertino on Thursday.

The highlight of Apple's new 2016-based MacBook Pro series is that it is the company's first notebook series to boast Touch ID-based fingerprint authentication system and new LED-backlit Touch Bar, which completely replaces all the top-row function keys with customisable LED display. It can also show Tabs and Favourites in Safari, enable easy access to emoji in Messages, provide a simple way to edit images or scrub through videos in Photos. 

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It comes with Intel Core i5/i7, 8GB/16GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB/512GB internal storage, 720HD front camera and large battery that can keep the laptop running for 30 days under standby mode.

"With the groundbreaking new Touch Bar, the convenience of Touch ID, the best Mac display ever, powerful performance, improved audio, blazing fast storage and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity in our thinnest and lightest pro notebook yet, the new MacBook Pro is the most advanced notebook ever made," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said in a statement.

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Apple MacBook Pro price details:
The new Apple MacBook Pro is offered in two screen sizes — as 13.3-inch and 15-inch models — with prices ranging between Rs 1,29,900 and Rs 2,41,900. The release details are still under wraps.

Watch this space for more updates.

Key specifications of Apple's new MacBook Pro series (2016):

Models Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch
Display 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology with 2560x1600 native resolutionSupported scaled resolutions:
  • 1680x1050
  • 1440x900
  • 1024x640

Pixel density: 227 ppi (pixels per inch)

  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide colour (P3)
15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology with 2880x1800 native resolutionSupported scaled resolutions:
  • 1920x1200
  • 1680x1050
  • 1280x800
  • 1024x640

Pixel density: 220 ppi (pixels per inch)

  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide colour (P3)
OS macOS Sierra macOS Sierra
Processor Model 1 series with Touch Bar:
  • 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz, with 4MB shared L3 cache

Model 2 series without Touch Bar:

  • 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz, with 4MB shared L3 cache
Model 1:
  • 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, with 8MB shared L3 cache

Model 2:

  • 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache
GPU Model 1:
  • Intel Iris Graphics 550

Model 2:

  • Intel Iris Graphics 540
Model 1:
  • Radeon Pro 455 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching + Intel HD Graphics 530

Model 2:

  • Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching + Intel HD Graphics 530
RAM Model 1:
  • 2133MHz 8GB LPDDR3 RAM

Model 2:

  • 1866MHz 8GB LPDDR3 RAM
2133MHz 16GB LPDDR3 RAM
Storage Mode1:
  • 256GB or 512GB - PCIe-based onboard SSD

Model 2:

  • 256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD
Model 1: 512GB - PCIe-based onboard SSDModel 2: 256GB - PCIe-based onboard SSD
Camera 720p FaceTime HD camera 720p FaceTime HD camera
Battery Model 1:
  • Built-in 49.2-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery

Model 2:

  • Built-in 54.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery

Battery life:

  • Up to 10 hours iTunes movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time

Charger:

  • 61W USB-C Power Adapter
Built-in 76.0-watt-hour lithium-polymer batteryBattery life:
  • Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours iTunes movie playback
  • Up to 30 days standby time

Charger:

  • 87W USB-C Power Adapter
Ports Model 1:
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
    with support for:
    • Charging
    • DisplayPort
    • Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
    • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

Model 2:

  • Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
    with support for:
    • Charging
    • DisplayPort
    • Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
    • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:
  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
Keyboard and Touch Pad Model 1:
  • 64 (US) or 65 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys
  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing and Multi-Touch gestures

Model 2:

  • 78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing and Multi-Touch gestures
  • 64 (US) or 65 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys
  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities;
    enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing and Multi-Touch gestures
Add-ons Wi-Fi (802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible), Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technologyModel 1:
  • Stereo speakers with high
    dynamic range
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Model 2:

  • Stereo speakers with high
    dynamic range
  • Two microphones
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Wi-Fi(802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible, Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology, Stereo speakers with high
dynamic range, Three microphones, 3.5mm headphone jack
Dimensions 304.1 x 212.4 x 14.9 mm 349.3 x 240.7 x 15.5 mm
Weight 1.37kg 1.83kg
Colours Silver and Space Grey Silver and Space Grey
Price Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Model 1A (512GB): Rs. 1,72,900
  • Model 1B (256GB): Rs. 1,55,900

Without Touch Bar 

  • Model 2: Rs. 1,29,900
  • Model 1 (512GB): Rs. 2,41,900
  • Model 2 (256GB): Rs. 2,05,900
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