And MacBook Pro users will also be able to use the “Hey Siri” feature for the first time.
The tech giant’s True Tone display technology, a feature that adjusts the display’s color temperature based on the light of a user’s surrounding, has been introduced to the MacBook Pro.
A third-generation butterfly keyboard, a design with thinner keys for quieter typing, is also featured. In terms of space, the MacBook Pros can be configured with up to 32 GB RAM and up to 4 TB SSD.
Some of the new features may have had an effect on battery life so the battery capacity has increased by 7.7 watt-hours to make up for that. There is no anticipated change in battery life in the new laptops versus the previous generation.
Shares of the California-based company were up around 1% to US$189.71 in Thursday morning trading.
Baird analysts were encouraged by Intel’s ongoing partnership with Apple. Tristan Gerra wrote in a research note Thursday that a 100% market share of the new iPhones is a possibility in the second half of the year.
“This reinforces our views the Intel/Apple relationship is well alive and could result into a foundry agreement medium term, while representing a first step toward Intel's new heterogeneous computing approach,” wrote Gerra.
The analyst reiterated an Outperform rating with a price target of US$64.
Shares of Intel were up nearly 2% to US$52.04 in morning trade.
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