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

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

Apple has quietly updated the MacBook Pro range with a new speed-bumped 13-inch MacBook Pro 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.

 
 

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