As part of its event, Apple has announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro as a premium successor to the MacBook Air. It’s twelve percent thinner with 12% less volume. Unlike the more expensive models, it lacks a Touch Bar display above the keyboard. It still features the standard function key row. Just to be confusing, the lower-end MacBook Pro shares its name with the ‘new’ Touch Bar MacBook Pro.
The cheaper MacBook Pro starts at $1499. To get a Touch Bar, you need to upgrade to at least the $1799 mark. Apple is killing off the 11-inch Air, keeping the 13-inch Air as the only ‘budget’ model.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro has a 6th generation dual-core processor, new Iris Graphics, Thunderbolt 3 and a Force Touch trackpad.