Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, double the storage, and faster performance

13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple today updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the new Magic Keyboard for the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook and doubled the storage across all standard configurations, delivering even more value to the most popular MacBook Pro. The new lineup also offers 10th-generation processors for up to 80 percent faster graphics performance and makes 16GB of faster 3733MHz memory standard on select configurations. With powerful quad-core processors, the brilliant 13-inch Retina display, Touch Bar and Touch ID, immersive stereo speakers, all-day battery life, and the power of macOS, all in an incredibly portable design, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is available to order today, starting at $1,299, and $1,199 for education.

New Magic Keyboard

The updated 13-inch MacBook Pro now features the new Magic Keyboard, first introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro and added to MacBook Air in March.

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Magic Keyboard features a redesigned scissor mechanism with 1mm of key travel for a comfortable and stable key feel, while the new inverted-“T” arrangement for the arrow keys makes them easier to find, whether users are navigating through spreadsheets or playing games. Magic Keyboard also features a physical Escape key, along with Touch Bar and Touch ID, for a keyboard that delivers the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook.

Double the Storage

Customers love the superfast SSDs on MacBook Pro, with sequential read speeds of up to 3.0GB/s. The 13-inch MacBook Pro now comes with double the storage of the previous generation, with standard storage starting at 256GB all the way up to 1TB, so customers can store even more photos, videos, and files. And for pro users who need even more storage capacity for large photo libraries and video projects, the 13-inch MacBook Pro now offers up to a 4TB SSD.

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Better Performance

The 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup now offers up to 10th-generation quad-core Intel Core processors with Turbo Boost speeds of up to 4.1GHz. Customers who are upgrading from a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a dual-core processor will see up to 2.8 times faster performance. The integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics deliver up to 80 percent faster performance over the previous generation 13-inch MacBook Pro for 4K video editing, faster rendering, and smoother gameplay. The new graphics also enable users to connect to Pro Display XDR at full 6K resolution.

Faster Memory and More Memory

16GB of faster 3733MHz memory is now offered as a standard configuration on select models, and for the first time on a 13-inch Mac notebook, customers can choose a 32GB memory option. With 32GB of memory, users will experience better performance while running multiple virtual machines and up to 50 percent faster performance when editing gigapixel images in Photoshop.

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Built-in Security and Privacy

The 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with the Apple T2 Security Chip, Apple’s own custom-designed second-generation silicon, which checks that software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered with and provides on-the-fly data encryption for everything stored on the SSD. This allows MacBook Pro and any Mac with the T2 chip to deliver the most secure boot process and storage of any computer. The T2 also protects Touch ID information, so whether customers are unlocking their Mac, entering an online password, or making online purchases, their information stays safe.

MacBook Pro 2020 (13-inch) Specs and Prices

CPU 1.4-GHz quad core 8th gen 1.4 GHz quad-core 8th gen 2 GHz quad-core 10th gen 2 GHz quad core 10th gen
RAM 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory 16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory 16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory
Storage 256GB SSD 512GB SSD 512GB SSD 1TB SSD
Graphics Intel Iris Plus 645 Intel Iris Plus 645 Intel Iris Plus Intel Iris Plus
Display 13 inch Retina Display (2560 x 1600) 13 inch Retina Display (2560 x 1600) 13 inch Retina Display (2560 x 1600) 13 inch Retina Display (2560 x 1600)
Ports Two Thunderbolt 3 Two Thunderbolt 3 Four Thunderbolt 3 Four Thunderbolt 3
Size 11.97 x 8.36 x 061 inches 11.97 x 8.36 x 061 inches 11.97 x 8.36 x 061 inches 11.97 x 8.36 x 061 inches
Weight 3.1 pounds 3.1 pounds 3.1 pounds 3.1 pounds
Price $1,299 $1,499 $1,799 $1,999
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