Apple Updates Entire MacBook and MacBook Pro Lineup With Kaby Lake CPUs and Faster Graphics

Apple announced internal updates to its entire range of MacBooks today at its WWDC keynote, with all models shipping today.


The main upgrade announcement is that seventh generation Intel Kaby Lake processors are now included in all upgraded 12-inch MacBooks and MacBook Pros. The 12-inch MacBook now supports up to 1.4 GHz Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz, and can be purchased with up to 16GB of RAM.

Meanwhile, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro features Kaby Lake processors up to 3.5 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz, and the 15-inch MacBook Pro goes up to 3.1 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.1 GHz.

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 are included in the base configuration of 13-inch MacBook Pro, with Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 included in the higher spec option. Elsewhere, the 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes standard with more powerful Radeon Pro 555 discrete graphics with 2GB video memory, while a Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB memory is also available as an option.

In addition, the updated 12-inch MacBooks feature new SSDs that are up to 50 percent faster than those found in the previous generation, according to Apple.

Finally, the MacBook Air, one of Apple's most popular notebooks, received a new 1.8GHz processor to bring it up to speed with equivalent ultra-slim laptops.


The 12-inch MacBook starts now starts at the lower price of $1,299. Meanwhile, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys starts at $1,299 or $1,799 with Touch Bar. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar starts at $2,399.

The updated iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are available to order today on apple.com, and available to buy in Apple Stores starting on Wednesday, June 7.

Related Roundups: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro

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37 months ago
These prices are ridic. Does anyone use that bar?
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37 months ago

All the folks who bought 2016 MPBs are now furious. ...myself included.


What are you furious about exactly? Its a minor spec bump. What did you expect, for them to do zero updates for another 2 years so you feel better about yourself?

Im more furious about the fact that I have a 2012 MBP that I can't upgrade, since the max RAM has been capped at 16GB for FIVE YEARS.
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37 months ago
The complete lack of audience enthusiasm is hilarious. Also the fact that the MacOS segment skipped over the touchbar entirely says everything about where Apple puts that tech on its list of priorities. I know they can't drop it after only 8 months but don't be surprised if TB vanished completely in the next update.
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37 months ago

The complete lack of audience enthusiasm is hilarious. Also the fact that the MacOS segment skipped over the touchbar entirely says everything about where Apple puts that tech on its list of priorities. I know they can't drop it after only 8 months but don't be surprised if TB vanished completely in the next update.


Would make me very pleased...
It's a half baked idea that should have been scrapped in design/testing phase IMO.
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37 months ago
People used to complain Apple doesn't update Macs enough. Now people complain Apple updates Macs too often. :rolleyes:

I guess I'm not furious, just disappointed. The timing between the 2016 release and this new update just feels too close, especially since I bought my MBP in January.


Kaby Lake CPUs the MacBook Pro uses were not available until this year. I do think Apple wanted the tbMBP at last WDCC to allow Kaby Lake refresh at this WDCC, but couldn't get it ready in time so they had to push it to October.
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37 months ago
no one cheering during the keynote. something speaking very loud imho
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