Apple updates MacBook Pro ahead of spring product blitz

Apple updates MacBook Pro ahead of spring product blitz

Apple has released an upgraded MacBook Pro line Thursday that's faster and has more features, targeting its loyal base of professional users like app developers and movie editors.

The new laptops, which come in the same 13-inch and 15-inch sizes as last year's models, include pro-focused upgrades like additional memory and storage, the ability to compile code faster, brighter screens, and quieter keyboards that some users have often requested since the latest MacBook Pro design was announced in 2016. Apple says the larger new MacBook Pro is as much as 70% faster than the previous model, while the smaller version is up to twice as fast as its predecessor.

“The latest generation MacBook Pro is the fastest and most powerful notebook we've ever made,” said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, in a statement.

The new laptops include screens with True Tone technology, which shifts colours automatically based on the surrounding physical environment

The new laptops include screens with True Tone technology, which shifts colours automatically based on the surrounding physical environment. Apple also added an updated custom chip called the T2, which provides better security and brings the voice-controlled “Hey Siri” option to the Mac for

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