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After four long years, Apple unveiled on Thursday a fresh MacBook Pro.
At an event held at their headquarters, the company showed off new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks. Equally incorporate a new display called the Touch Bar at the top of the keyboard.
The display, positioned where the function keys used to be, allows you to control Mac applications with your fingertips. It will modify in real time based upon what software, such as Photoshop, you're using.
The devices feature a trackpad double the size of its previous models. But the 13-inch MacBook Pro is 23% smaller in volume and substantially thinner than the earlier version. The smaller version weighs just three pounds -- the 15-inch MacBook Pro clocks in at one pound more.
Touch IDENTITY is also coming to the MacBook Pro, located next to the Contact Bar. You can put it to use for security, like working into your computer or switching between users, and access Apple Pay with the touch of your finger.
With an Intel Core i7 processor and a new graphics card, the 15-inch MacBook Pro is more than twice as fast as the previous 15-inch model. The 13-inch model also features improved speed and performance.
Apple is also making a model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with traditional function keys and no Touch Bar. The product is meant to appeal to potential 13-inch MacBook Air buyers -- its smaller and slimmer (and more affordable) laptop.
The 13-inch MacBook Expert is priced at $1, 799, while the 15-inch model is $2, 399. The MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar costs $1, 499.
The least expensive version will start shipping on Thursday, while the Contact Bar models will be available in a few weeks.
The devices will work with a new LG 5K display, which launches in December and will cost $1299.
Apple (AAPL, Tech30) CEO Bernard Cook kicked off the event by announcing a TV iphone app that allows you access content across other apps. An attribute called "Up Next" enables you to toggle between what you're watching on your mobile device and the TV (i. e. you'll be able pick up where you still left off in a movie bought on iTunes, or a TV show from HBO Now). The free software will roll out by the end of the year.
Cook added that almost eight, 000 software are now available on Apple TV -- 2, 000 which are games. Popular game Minecraft will be coming to the platform soon.
"We consider the future of TV is apps, " Make said.
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However, the company didn't announce any revisions coming to the iMac desktop computer. We also didn't find out about when consumers can buy a set of AirPods, Apple's new wireless earbuds teased at the iPhone event previous month. The company said on Wednesday it is delaying the launch for an unknown amount of time.
Although the i phone remains the company's biggest moneymaker, Mac sales accounted for 12% of earnings in the 3rd quarter of 2016.
Earlier this week, Apple reported an twelve-monthly sales decline for the first time since 2001. It's uncertain if Thursday's news will carol up consumer excitement and spark an uptick in sales.