Apple Adds Upgrade Options to 16-Inch MacBook Pro, Mac Pro Ahead of WWDC
Ahead of WWDC next week, Apple has quietly added new upgrade options for the 16-inch MacBook Pro and Mac Pro, its two most powerful computing devices.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is now configurable with an AMD Radeon Pro 5600M GPU, reads a new report from TechCrunch. This configuration marks up to a 75 percent speed increase over the next-highest configuration, the Radeon Pro 5500M, and as much as 3.5 times faster than what you got in the last 15-inch MacBook Pro.
It’ll cost you a substantial $900 CAD above what comes with the higher-end stock MacBook Pro configuration, but might be worthwhile for 3D rendering, some video editing and other tasks that lean heavily on the GPU.
Over in the Mac Pro corner of Apple’s digital sales front, Apple’s also making a Mac Pro SSD Upgrade Kit available that allows customers to upgrade internal storage on their own. You’ll get two SSD modules per kit, with the following options: 1TB ($750 CAD), 2TB ($1250 CAD), 4TB ($2,000 CAD), or 8TB ($3,500 CAD).
These upgrades and updates come as we await Apple’s online-only WWDC, where it is expected to reveal that it will be soon moving its laptops and desktops to its own Apple-made processors.