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