The New 16" MacBook Pro Is Here (With a Great New Keyboard)
The rumors were true! Apple was working on a new 16" MacBook Pro and now it's here.
This new 16" model, which seems to have phased out the 15" model (the 15-incher doesn't appear on Apple's website anymore), features an all-new 16" Retina display, up to 2.4GHz 8-core Intel Core i9 processor with up to 5.0GHz Turbo Boost, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics card, an SSD of up to 8TB, up to 64GB of memory, as well as four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports.
Take a look at Apple's promo video:
The big news here is that Apple has given the new 16" model a completely redesigned Magic Keyboard, which was a major source of displeasure among longtime MacBook users. According to Apple, the new keyboard has a "refined" scissor mechanism with 1mm travel, allowing for quieter typing and better overall feel.
The 16" MacBook Pro was also designed with a dedicated Escape key, (rather than one that appears in the Touch Bar), as well as inverted-T arrow keys, which differs from the 15" keyboard's enlarged left and right arrow keys.
As far as other features, including the Touch Bar and Touch ID, they seem to be the same (or similar) to that of previous models.
- 16" Retina display
- 500 nits of brightness
- P3 wide color gamut
- Up to 8TB SSD storage
- 3.2GB/s sequential read speed
- AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics
- 189GB/s memory bandwidth
- Up to 24 compute units
- 2x faster than previous-generation models
- Optional 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM is 80% faster than Radeon Pro Vega 20
- UP to 8-core processor
- 28% increased airflow
- 35% larger heat sink
- UP to 64GB of memory
- 4.3x faster than 16GB
- Six-speaker sound system and studio-quality mics
- 100-Wh lithium-polymer battery
- Up to 11 hours of battery life
- Apple T2 Security Chip
- 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports
- 40Gb/s data transfer
- Supports up to 2 6K displays
Pricing and Availability
As always, the price of these laptops depends on configuration.
If you want to fully-loaded a 16" MacBook Pro with things like a 2.4GHz 8-Core Processor, 64GB of memory, and 8TB of SSD storage, you're looking at a $6099 price tag.
You can pre-order now and receive your MacBook Pro as early as November 15.
Head over to Apple's website to learn more.