Everything Apple Announced Today—Including a New MacBook Pro

The notch on the top of the screen houses the 1080p video camera. It has a larger sensor that lets in twice the light than the MacBook Pro's previous model, so you can expect improved video calling performance in dim areas. However, unlike the iPhone's notch, this notch does not contain a TrueDepth camera system, which means that Face ID is not supported.
The keyboard has a Touch ID sensor that allows you to lock and unlock your MacBook Pro using your fingerprint. Apple also said goodbye to Touch Bar and replaced it with physical keys. This is a shocking admission that Apple's vision for the long-digital screen was not realized.

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The most significant upgrade to the MacBook Pro was arguably the return and expansion of the ports. The MacBook Pro now has an HDMI port, three USB C ports with Thunderbolt 4 and an SD card slot. There is also a high-impedance headphones jack. You can throw out all of those ugly dongles. Apple has also restored MagSafe to MacBooks for first time since 2017. Although it's not an accessory system like the iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 line, the charger attaches magnetically to the designated port just like the old days. The USB-C ports can still be used to charge your device.

Both MacBook Pros come with studio-quality microphones, and a six speaker sound system. It includes two tweets and four speakers that provide 80 percent more bass. Apple claims that the 14-inch MacBook Pro can play video for up to 17 hours, while the 16 inch model lasts 21 hours. These devices can also be fast charged, increasing their battery life by up to 50% in 30 minutes.

For both sizes, the base MacBook Pro comes with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. The price for the 14-inch MacBook Pro is $1,999, while the $2,499. Both models are available for preorder now and will go on sale October 26. If you require more power, you can either choose the M1 Pro model or the M1 Max. The 16-inch model is the most expensive configuration at $6,099.