Apple announces 16-Inch MacBook Pro with new keyboard, up to 8TB of storage

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What you need to know

  • Apple has announced its brand new 16-Inch MacBook Pro.
  • It starts at the same price as the previous 15 inch MacBook Pro, starting at $2,399.
  • There's a brand new keyboard mechanism, and a physical escape key.

Apple has just announced the release of its brand new 16-Inch Macbook Pro.

The new 16-Inch MacBook Pro comes with Touch Bar, and includes a physical escape key. There's also a brand new keyboard with scissor mechanism, based on the Magic Keyboard for Mac. According to Apple's press release the new MacBook Pro is 80 percent faster than previous versions.

Apple today unveiled an all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro — the world's best pro notebook — designed for developers, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, music producers and anyone who relies on a Mac to create their life's best work. The all-new MacBook Pro features a brilliant 16-inch Retina Display, the latest 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, next-generation graphics with up to 8GB of VRAM and a new advanced thermal design, making it the most powerful MacBook Pro ever. Featuring a new Magic Keyboard with a redesigned scissor mechanism and 1mm travel for a more satisfying key feel, the 16-inch MacBook Pro delivers the best typing experience ever in a Mac notebook. The 16-inch MacBook Pro also includes a six-speaker sound system, longer battery life, Touch Bar, Touch ID, the Force Touch trackpad and the Apple T2 Security Chip.

It comes with a ton of capacity for storage, up to 8TB (the largest SSD in a notebook ever) and 64GB of RAM! It starts with a 2.6 GHz 6-core i7, or you can add Intel's i9 for more juice.

There's also a brand new six-speaker system to bring the most advanced audio experience in a notebook ever!

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It will be available in Silver and Space Grey, and prices start at the same level as the previous 15-inch Macbook Pro. Current shipping times in U.S. are 1-3 business days, and it will be in U.S. stores later this week, almost certainly Friday.

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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9