by Joe White
October 22, 2013
Apple has announced that its MacBook Pro is set to receive an impressive update, bringing the "pro" laptop in line with the MacBook Air and iMac. According to Apple's Phil Schiller, changes set to reach the MacBook Pro include the laptop's size: now, the 13-inch model weighs in at 3.46 pounds and is thinner, too, at 0.71-inches. Both MacBook Pro models also offer all day battery (including an impressive nine hours of iTunes movie playback) and faster Wi-Fi (802.11ac support). Apple has lowered the prices of its MacBook Pro models: the new 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at just $1,299, while the 15-inch model starts at $1,999. Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro features a Crystalwell chip with Iris Pro graphics, along with the aforementioned improved battery life and faster Wi-Fi. The 15-inch MacBook Pro is said to feature Thunderbolt 2, too. Other performance enhancements have also been made. Both MacBook Pro models are shipping from today. This article is being updated. Please refresh the page. Check on our main page for more news from Apple's media event.