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Another frustration pro Mac users have been having recently is that the product cycle has seemed to keep stretching, with Apple taking increasingly long between product updates.

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On Thursday that revision arrived.

They're not cheap though - the 13-inch starts at $1799 (R24,000), and the least powerful 15-inch model will cost $2399 (R32,000).

Macs: Kuo claims that the MacBook, MacBook Pro and iMac are all slated for upgrades this fall, presumably with Intel's latest eighth-generation Core processors. In the United Kingdom, the 13-inch MacBook Pro will start at £1,749 while the 15-inch is £2,349.

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The new MacBook Pro also gains improved graphics processors. The T2 does a lot more, most notably providing on-the-fly storage encryption and providing a secure boot process. That's right, Apple just pulled the plug on the 2015 MacBook Pro, which happened to be my favorite system in Apple's lineup.

The processor upgrades are not that expensive as the upgrade to the 4TB SSD which will cost you an additional $3,200. These issues have kept many would-be Apple customers from purchasing new MacBook Pros. The second revision of the keyboard was meant to add more tactile feel, but also really increased the volume of noise-I always describe those keyboards as sounding "crunchy".

This new third-generation keyboard wasn't created to solve those issues, Apple says. Both new models are listed on the India site.

For one, it's apparently the first eGPU to support Thunderbolt 3 displays like LG's Apple-approved 5K Monitor.

The company went into no details on how the design was changed, but a patent request the company filed on March 7 may well show the new mechanism. "The T2 handles solid-state storage controller tasks and on-the-fly disk encryption, and it allows the 15" MacBook Pro to house SSDs as large as 4 TB and the 13" model to stuff in as much as 2 TB of NAND. The unit will bring high-end desktop-class graphics processing to MacBook Pro for professional video workflows while also being the first to support Thunderbolt 3 displays.

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