MacBook Pro 2018
Apple has quite a bit to live if it decides to release a MacBook Pro for 2018, both in terms of fan expectations and surpassing the latest version.
When you look at the speculation on the cheapest MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook releasing sometime in the 2018, the MacBook Pro can’t be that far. Especially considering it’s been almost two years since the MacBook Pro has been updated with Thunderbolt 3 and the OLED Touch bar as well – Apple has had plenty of time to screw around with the hardware.
So what do we really know about the 2018 MacBook Pro, and what new features do we want to see? We can not say that we have some official information, but with our Apple experience we can make some educated guesses based on previous versions and what we have heard through the vineyard. In addition, we can list what we want to see if a new MacBook Pro does not release in 2018.
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Cut to the Chase
What is it? Apple’s most powerful 2018 laptop
When is he out? 2018 June at the earliest?
What will be the cost? We hope as much as the current models
Release date of MacBook Pro 2018
The current flood of rumors and leaks, unfortunately, give no indication about exactly when the release date of MacBook Pro 2018 will be. However, this does not mean that you can’t speculate based on earlier versions of MacBook Pro.
Looking back in 2017, Apple surprises us with a version of MacBook Pro in June, almost immediately after the worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year. The reason for the surprise is how close this release came in the wake of the previous one.
Don’t expect much about the price of the MacBook Pro to change from year to year.
The year before, the October 2016, Apple launched the first MacBook Pro to get a major redesign, which saw the debut of the touch bar and the T1 processor that drives.
Previously, the MacBook Pro was receiving updates slowly since the last major review of 2012, also released just after Apple’s WWDC June of that year.
So that leaves us with the most likely window for launch in 2018 MacBook Pro be June, probably after an announcement of WWDC 2018. That would make a suitable annualized release and give Apple enough time to thoroughly address issues that have persisted in its programming from the 2016 model MacBook Pro.
If Apple loses this date, the next window debuted likely late 2018, probably before November and, therefore, ahead of Christmas and holiday shopping rush. Let’s look for new rumors and update this article as soon as the release date of MacBook Pro 2018 begins to grow clearer.
MacBook Pro 2018 price
Also, none of the rumors or leaks regarding a MacBook Pro so far have made any mention of possible prices, but that’s not terribly surprising. These bits of information do not tend to drop until we get closer to an expected release date.
That said, we wouldn’t expect to change much about the MacBook Pro price year over year. Apple already has a sweet spot of prices for its various MacBook Pro models, starting at $1,299, £1,249 or au $1899, for one without the touch bar.
You can probably bet Apple is doubling up on its co-processor strategy this year.
From there, to buy a touch bar model will increase the price to $1,799, £1,749 or au $2699. Of course, the 15-inch models (all with touch bar) pump the price even further.
If the pricing were to change this year, we would bet that Apple would simply place the rumor 13-inch, entry-level MacBook by upping the hardware in the lower end of the MacBook Pro and hike the price. Otherwise, Apple could simply wipe out the touch-bar model for free and reserve the “pro ” moniker for laptops with the touch bar.
We are looking for new rumors and update this article as soon as the MacBook Pro 2018 price starts to grow more clearly.
What we want to see in MacBook Pro 2018
Of course, this lack of a really substantial information about the upcoming 2018 MacBook Pro gives us plenty of room to draw up a wish list.
So, here’s what we want to see from a MacBook Pro for 2018.
Longer battery life
Apple’s laptops have always been notable for their enduring power, but the MacBook Pro has been struggling to maintain that standard in recent years. For example, the most recent MacBook Pro model lasted only 6 hours and 37 minutes. That’s a far cry from models of years previous and short of Apple’s own claim of 10 hours.
So, we’d like to see the rumors performance improvements of the next MacOS coupled with Apple’s rumors, self-made processor designs in the next MacBook Pro to give the battery life the Boost it desperately needs. Anyway, we just hope that the next MacBook Pro does not have any problems with a swelling battery.
More power over all models
With the onset of Intel processors with AMD graphics onboard, we think this is the perfect opportunity for the smaller MacBook Pro models to get a Power boost. For too long, 13-inch MacBook Pro models have been downgraded to Intel integrated graphics, which do not do much to back up that ‘ Pro ‘ moniker.
In working with both AMD and Intel, it is easy to theorize that the next MacBook Pro would be able to make better video and photo work easier with AMD Vega graphics onboard. Better yet, such a processor can be able to better handle sharper screen resolutions with less of a battery draw.
More ports, and a new MagSafe charger
These are admittedly ‘ Pie in heaven ‘ requests, but Apple’s MagSafe Power Adapter was loved for a reason, and charging via USB-C is a bad replacement for it. It’s hard to believe that there is no room for such a dedicated port, and it can really be a laptop (and person!) Life saver.
Plus, the move to only Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports has left people still using SD cards in one stitch. The next MacBook Pro would do well to avoid trying to push the industry too far, too fast-especially when such a rapid change may not be necessary.
If Apple would only make these two wishes true, the MacBook Pro would be in a fantastic position.
A better keyboard
Unexpectedly, when the MacBook Pro was revamped in 2016, we didn’t hate the implementation of Apple’s butterfly mechanized key switches. The keyboard was a huge step up from that of what was then the 12-inch MacBook, which would have more tactile inputs, despite the fact that the same amount of travel.
This was a design decision that went on to inspire the 2017 MacBook. It’s not clear how the MacBook Pro’s keyboard could be further improved, but ‘ Sticky ‘ keys are admittedly a problem for the Cupertino born professional laptop.
However, there is a rumor that the Cupertino-based tech Behemoth is considering implementing a virtual touch-screen keyboard with haptic feedback. Who knows if this would make it into the MacBook Pro 2018, but it would solve some of the sticky key issues.
Apple has also addressed some of the controversy surrounding its butterfly switches with a recently filed patent that describes some sort of ‘ guard structure ‘ to prevent spills and crumbs from sneaking under the keys. If it actually really, we would appreciate not worrying about pressing the spacebar and nothing happening.