At the end of May, Apple had the HighEnd MacBook Pro 13 and 15 with Intel CPUs of the eighth and ninth generation with up to 8 cores updated, now the MacBook Air as well as the entry-level models of the MacBook Pro series were next. Apple has added minor enhancements to them - as well as taking the 12-inch MacBook out of the box. In addition, Apple has reduced the prices for SSD upgrades considerably, in some cases almost halving them.
Now all MacBook Pro models are equipped with Apple&s Touch Bar and Touch ID, i.e. there are no more models with upper function keys. In addition, the two updated MacBook Pro 13-inch models now feature Intel&s Coffee Lake 1.4GHz Quad-Core i5 8th-generation processors (with Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz), which is a significant increase over the previous 2.3GHz 7th-generation Dual-Core i5 CPUs - Apple says the two are now twice as powerful as before. The price of the entry-level model with 128GB SSD and 8GB RAM is now 1,499 euros.
Apple has reduced the entry-level price of the new MacBook Air (with 1.6GHz dual-core i5, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD) by 100 Euros to 1,249 Euros, and its Retina Display now features True Tone technology, which automatically adjusts the color temperature of the screen to the ambient light.
For the fall, Apple announces the free macOS Catalina for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, which includes a full voice control and the new sidecar feature to extend the Mac desktop to an iPad.
Price Reduction for SSD Upgrades
Apple was often criticized for the overpriced prices of SSDs in the past - now Apple has reacted: potential buyers of MacBook Pro, Mac mini, (old) Mac Pro, as well as iMac and the iMac Pro may be pleased about strong price reductions for SSDs - especially in the field of video editing may be larger sometimes. The upgrade of the MacBook Pro 15" 256 SSD to the maximum configuration of 4 TB SSD now costs only 1,920 Euro instead of 3,600 Euro, the upgrade to 1 TB 480 Euro (instead of 720 Euro). The price reductions for the other models are similarly large.