Apple Refreshes 13” Retina MacBook Pro, MacBook Airs

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Besides introducing the all-new 12-inch Retina MacBook, Apple has also updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display by adding a brand-new Force Touch trackpad, fifth-generation Intel Core processors, and Intel Iris Graphics 6100. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is two times faster and provides longer battery life.

“Today the popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, 11-inch MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Air all received significant upgrades,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The 13-inch MacBook Pro has been updated with the latest processors, more powerful graphics, faster flash, longer battery life and the all-new Force Touch trackpad. We’re also bringing the latest processors and graphics, and faster Thunderbolt 2 to the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air, as well as up to two times faster flash to the 13-inch MacBook Air.”

Apple also announced today a refresh of the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air with fifth-generation Intel Core processor upgrades, Intel HD Graphics 6000, and Thunderbolt 2.

MacBook Air

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display enables a new dimension of interactivity for the Mac: the new trackpad features built-in force sensors, enabling a new gesture called Force Click — a click followed by a deeper press — for tasks like pulling up the definition of a word, quickly seeing a map, or glancing at a preview of a file.

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The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available today
– 2.7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory and 128GB of flash storage starting at $1,549 (CAD);
– 2.7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage starting at $1,799 (CAD);
– a 2.9 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 8GB of memory and 512GB of flash storage starting at $2,199 (CAD).

The 11-inch MacBook Air:
– 1.6 GHz processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.7 GHz, 4GB of memory, 128GB of flash storage starting at $1,099 (CAD),
– 256GB of flash storage starting at $1,349 (CAD).

The 13-inch MacBook Air:
– 1.6 GHz processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 2.7 GHz, 4GB of memory, 128GB of flash storage starting at $1,199 (CAD),
– 256GB of flash storage starting at $1,449 (CAD).

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  • Widohmaker

    Looks like Canadian pricing has gone up on pretty much everything, reflecting the decline in value of the C$ vis a vis US$.

  • Mike Schmidt

    any news on a new imac?