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The new Apple MacBook Pro is trying to make you give up your money.

Apple has unveiled a radical overhaul of its MacBook – and continued its mission to kill off outdated technology. The machine’s new keyboard gets rid of the traditional USB ports and function keys, replacing them with smaller USB-C ports and a smart screen. There’s also a new TV app that will allow users to easily find and watch streamed and live TV in one place.

The smart screen above the keyboard also doubles as a fingerprint sensor, allowing different users to easily log in and there’s a new high resolution cinema screen. The firm has confirmed it’s killing off its MacBook Air range in favour of a lower cost version of the new MacBook with traditional function keys.

At just 14.9 mm thin, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is 17 per cent thinner and 23% less volume than the previous generation, and nearly half a pound lighter at just three pounds.


The new 15-inch MacBook Pro, at just 15.5 mm thin, is 14% thinner and 20% less volume than before, and weighing just four pounds, is nearly half a pound lighter.

Retina display on the new MacBook Pro is 67 per cent brighter than the previous generation, features 67% more contrast and is the first Mac notebook display to support a wide colour gamut.

The app brings together content from other video and TV apps, allowing them to be easily seen in one place. It can also show live TV, and users can ask for shows using Siri’s voice recognition.

Hopefully it will be in stores in Bahrain and the rest of the GCC from December. Prices from US$1,499 – US$2,399


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