This week: another Apple event is coming December 2! We’ll tell you what to expect. Plus: the benchmarks prove it—the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is the powerful update we’ve all been waiting for. And, finally, it’s hard to admit, but Apple’s new Mac shows there may be some advantages to a post-Ive era. We discuss.
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This week's stories
Apple to host surprise event for apps and games on December 2
- Members of the press received surprise invitations from Apple this morning to attend a first-of-its-kind event to honor 2019’s top apps and games on December 2 in New York City.
16-inch MacBook Pro beats predecessors by overcoming thermal throttling
- The higher tier MBP has the same i9-9880H process as previous model.
- In a 30 minute stress test, Dave 2D measured the CPU average speed at 3.1Ghz where previous model was at 2.7GHz.
- Other stress tests show a similar result, the same CPU is about 10% faster in the 16-inch MBP.
13-inch MacBook Pro dropping horrible Butterfly keyboard
- The smaller MacBook Pro will reportedly be upgraded next year with a keyboard that users can trust, just as the new 16-inch version recently was.
- If true, it means the current 13-inch MacBook Pro will be the last with the infamous Butterfly keyboard.
- This improved version is supposedly scheduled for the first half of 2020.
How a Magic Keyboard made it into the new 16-inch MacBook Pro
- In a new interview, Apple marketing SVP Phil Schiller talked about redesigning Apple’s notebook keyboard. And whether or not the non-butterfly keyboard will make it to other Apple laptops anytime soon.
16-inch MacBook Pro shows the advantages of a post-Jony Ive Apple [Opinion]
- Now that Jonny’s stepping away, will Apple tempter the enthusiasm of the design team make their products more practical?
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