Image: The new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models/ Image by Apple.

CAPE TOWN - The iStore has announced the local pricing for the new 2018 Apple MacBook Pro range which was launched in July, and features improved hardware specifications.

The new MacBook Pro models sport Intel 8th-gen Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 CPUs, up to 32GB of RAM, and the Apple T2 Chip for improved security.

Radeon Pro graphics, large Force Touch trackpads, the Touch Bar and Touch ID, stereo speakers, and Thunderbolt 3 ports are carried over into the new MacBook Pro line-up.

A Retina True Tone display – with 500 nits of brightness and support for the P3 wide colour range and an improved third-generation keyboard for quieter typing.

Additionally, up to 4TB of SSD storage is available in the 15-inch model.

Image: Features True Tone technology for a more natural viewing experience / Apple

Other specifications include:

New Apple MacBook Pro
Specifications MacBook Pro 15-inch MacBook Pro 13-inch
CPU Intel Core 8th-Gen 6-core i7 or i9 Intel Core 8th-Gen 4-core i5 or i7
GPU Radeon Pro 560X 4GB Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
RAM Up to 32GB 2,400MHz DDR4 Up to 16GB 2,133MHz LPDDR3
Storage Up to 4TB SSD Up to 2TB SSD
Display 15.4-inch IPS Retina (2,880 x 1,800) 13.3-inch IPS Retina (2,560 x 1,600)
Ports 4x Thunderbolt 3 4x Thunderbolt 3
Connectivity Wi-FI 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-FI 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0

South African pricing

Not all the new hardware options are available in South Africa, however, the iStore does not currently list the Intel Core i9 version of the MacBook Pro.

All models include the Touch Bar.

Image: With the new MacBook Pro, developers can compile code faster and more easily run multiple virtual machines and test environments/ Apple.

Here are the prices for the new devices: 

2018 MacBook Pro
Model Price
13-inch/2.3GHz Core i5/256GB/Intel Iris 655 R31,499
13-inch/2.3GHz Core i5/512GB/Intel Iris 655 R34,499
15-inch/2.2GHz Core i7/256GB/Radeon Pro 555X 4GB R39,999
15-inch/2.6GHz Core i7/512GB/Radeon Pro 560X 4GB R46,499