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Apple has announced new updates for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, following the unveiling of the new MacBook at its event on Monday. While it doesn’t bring any new, life-changing features, the updates bring a speed boost. 

The MacBook Pro has been updated with the Force Touch trackpad. It also gains fifth-generation Intel Core processors, 2x faster flash storage, and up to 10 hours of battery life.

The Force Touch trackpad ditches away the mechanical design in favor of four sensors and Haptic Engine from the Apple Watch.

Furthermore, the MacBook Air has gained a performance boost with fifth-gen Intel Core processors and Thunderbolt 2.

The online Apple Store is down, however when it comes back both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air updates will be available for purchase.

  • jp2002

    The new Mac is a disappointment

    • Kr00

      Look in the mirror.

      • XZavier

        Look at your brain and see how little your using.

  • pauleebe

    Wait, did the 15″ MPB get shafted from the updates that the 13″ MBP did?

    Also it’s odd that the Macbook Air is thicker and larger than the Macbook?

    • Martin 

      You are right. And it’s to expansive (in my opinion)

    • Moltakfire

      There’s no quadcore broadwell, blame intel, not Apple.

  • Martin 

    Reinvention? Its a little bit disappointing

    • Buzz { Light:Year; }

      Just build your own pc cheaper and last longer and is better

  • Saria Hajjar

    I’m so gonna buy the new MacBook Pro!
    And I’m glad I waited for that month; boy, was it a hard month, but It’s worth it!

  • n0ahcruz3

    Damn disappointed with the new Macbook with just 1 USB-C. Just gonna buy the Newly updated MBP tho

  • Amit

    Did anyone else notice there’s no quad core option for the 13″ MBP?
    Deja vu to latest Mac Mini anyone?
    Are we sure this is a performance boost?
    Is this broadwell yet?

    • triggerhappypunk

      yes, it’s the 5th gen broadwell chip

      • Amit

        OK, it’s Broadwell.
        What about quad cores? Why the step-down?
        What about 15″? 🙁

      • triggerhappypunk

        the last 13″ were dual core i5 or i7… it’s not a step down it’s a step up. my guess is that Apple will wait for the skylakes later this year to refresh the 15″ MBP.

  • SharP EYE

    I’m deffinetly going to buy the new MBP. The ‘New Macbook’ is IMHO useless, being just a bit thinner, but slower and also less battery-capable. I’m glad I’ve been waiting since the last summer for the MBP update and it was worth it – better processor (hell better, in fact), better GPU (well, still integrated) plus some tiny little funny thingy I was expecting to come (ForceTouch, it seems now).

  • Chris Tangler

    i’ll stick with my 17″ macbook pro from late 2011…you throw in 16GB RAM and 512 SSD and this baby hums!! no need to upgrade to newer when there isn’t a 17″ option

    • Jason Burroughs

      how do you live with yourself not having a retina display? 17″ at what…1920×1200? yuck

  • Sam

    Is it possible to have the ForceTouch on my late 2013 13″ MBP ?

    • SharP EYE

      I doubt it… It’s hardware, so it would require a lot of messing around with your MBP.

  • Sean Cua

    It’s taptic engine not haptic engine.

  • [anonymous]

    I was super skeptical about the Force Touch trackpad when I first heard about it from the keynote, but then I went to see how it feels on the new MacBook Pro at the Apple Store. I was so surprised at how efficiently it mimicked a click (sound and all) that I thought I was testing the older MacBook model by mistake. It’s exactly as they say it feels. Like you’re able to click twice, and from anywhere on the trackpad.