New models featuring 5th-gen Intel Core i5 and Core i7 “Broadwell” processors are now available.
The new processors aren’t the only improvements. Here are some of hte other upgrades:
- The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now has the same Force Touch trackpad found in the new 2-pound MacBook.
- That model also has flash storage that’s twice as fast, plus an extra hour of battery life for up to 10 hours of run time.
- The MacBook Air now has Thunderbolt 2.
- The 13 inch MacBook Air also has faster flash storage than its predecessor.
Interestingly it looks like Apple is not upgrading the non-Retina version of the MacBook Pro. That 13 inch laptop still has an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, Intel HD Graphics 4000, and a $1099 price tag.
Retina models with Intel Broadwell chips featuring Iris 6100 graphics start at $1299, while the new MacBook Air with Broadwell processors and Intel HD Graphics 6000 sell for $899 and up.