You can now watch Apple's full WWDC 2017 keynote on YouTube

Gladys Abbott
June 12, 2017

The firm also announced new products like the HomePod, iMac Pro, and its 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

Part of Apple's response was to roll out updates to the iMac and MacBook Pro, each with faster Intel "Kaby Lake" processors and greater graphics-processing power. Dell and Asus laptops came with better specs. That alone should be enough to stir excitement among diehard MacBook fans but to make sure consumers will line up for the new laptop, Apple chose to alter its keyboard a bit. On paper, the former should offer better visual quality with its 2,560 x 1,600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch (ppi). Both can be acquired with a two-year agreement from this carrier.

After the underwhelming laptop releases in 2016, Apple is trying to make things right. The macOS will also support the High-Efficiency Video Coding video standard, which will be able to save 40% storage space as compared to the earlier H.264 standard. Those after more power might want to consider upgrading to the 1.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor, and twice the storage with a 512GB solid state drive.

The Intel core that the MacBook 2017 runs on is specifically made for lightweight computers, and the MacBook is a lightweight laptop par excellence.

There's also an update to the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Other devices were then favored more over the MacBook Pro. Both laptops have topped 11 hours on previous battery tests, with an edge to the MacBook Pro, thanks to a larger battery pack.

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MacBook Pro 2017 has been making the rounds online for what it can offer its customers.

Second-generation butterfly keyboard switches are now included on the MacBook's keyboard. Apple's iOS 11, also available in the fall, gains a ton of new enhancements that range from detailed floor plans of airport and mall interiors in the Maps app to a redesigned App Store. A model with the Touch Bar is expected to be available later.

The MacBook Pro 2017 is reported to be priced the same as its counterparts. Having the extra port is vitally important when you're using an external device like a USB-C SSD and the charger simultaneously.

Prices will start at £1,050 for the base 21.5-inch model, at £1,250 for the 4K 21.5-inch model, and at £1,750 for the iMac Retina 5K 27-inch model. That doesn't mean, however, that the new MacBook should be taken lightly.

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