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Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro, adding Touch Bar to entire range

Apple has just updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro, bringing Touch Bar, Touch ID, T2 and True Tone to all MacBook Pro models.

New MacBook Pro

New MacBook Pro


Apple has quietly updated the MacBook Pro range with a new speed-bumped 13-inch model that brings Touch Bar to the whole range. The new small-size laptop also features the usual T2 security, Touch ID and True Tone.

Promoted as being part of this year's Back to School scheme, Apple says that the new entry-level MacBook Pro adds an eighth generation Intel quad core processor, which it says runs at up to twice as fast as the previous edition.

The models already had a Retina display, but now gain True Tone across the board.

Pricing remains the same at $1,299 for the entry model, but as part of the promotion there is a student discount which cuts that to $1,199. Students also receive Beats headphones, and further discounts on unspecified accessories and services.

The new models replace the lower-end of the MacBook Pro range, leaving the previous 2.4GHz versions intact.

The $1,299 entry-level model now comes with 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory and 128GB SSD storage. The next model, a $1,499 edition, is the same but with 256GB SSD storage.

The release of a revamped MacBook Pro comes as reports begin of a 16-inch model going into production for a Fall release.