Apple introduces first 8-core MacBook Pro

Now with an 8-core processor, Apple says the 15-inch MacBook Pro is the fastest Mac notebook ever.

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Apple introduces first 8-core MacBook Pro
By  Kevin Sebastian Published  May 22, 2019

Apple updated MacBook Pro with faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to MacBook Pro for the first time.

MacBook Pro now delivers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 percent more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro, making it, what Apple says is the fastest Mac notebook ever.

“Whether it’s college students mastering a course of study, developers building world-class apps or video editors creating feature films, we’re constantly amazed at what our customers do with their MacBook Pro,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac Product Marketing. “Now with 8-core processors for an incredible performance boost, along with its stunning Retina display, fast storage, all-day battery life and running macOS, MacBook Pro continues to be the world’s best pro notebook and we can’t wait to get it into our customer’s hands to see what they do next.”

The 15-inch MacBook Pro now features faster 6- and 8-core Intel Core processors, delivering Turbo Boost speeds up to 5.0 GHz, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar features faster quad-core processors with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.7 GHz.


When compared to the fastest quad-core 15-inch MacBook Pro, the new MacBook Pro with 8-core processors is up to two times faster, so:

  • Music producers can play back massive multi-track projects with up to two times more Alchemy plug-ins in Logic Pro X.

  • 3D designers can render scenes up to two times faster in Maya Arnold.

  • Photographers can apply complex edits and filters up to 75 percent faster in Photoshop.

  • Developers can compile code up to 65 percent faster in Xcode.

  • Scientists and researchers can compute complex fluid dynamics simulations up to 50 percent faster in TetrUSS.

  • Video editors can edit up to 11 simultaneous multicam streams of 4K video in Final Cut Pro X.

Hardware boost


Along with 8 core processors, the Macbook Pro's Retina display comes with 500 nits of brightness, support for the P3 wide color gamut and True Tone technology. It also comes with stereo speakers with wide-stereo sound, Touch ID, dynamic and contextual controls with Touch Bar and a large Force Touch trackpad.

MacBook Pro also features blazing fast SSD storage, the Apple T2 Security Chip for enhanced security, and  Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging and connecting up to two 5K displays or four external GPUs.

All new Macs come with macOS Mojave. In Mojave, Dark Mode transforms the desktop that puts the focus on user content, Stacks organizes messy desktops by automatically stacking files into neat groups and FaceTime supports group calling.

Mojave also brings iOS apps, including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home to the Mac and features a redesigned Mac App Store with rich editorial content and the addition of apps from developers, including Microsoft and Adobe.

Pricing and Availability


Starting at AED 7,499 and AED 9,999 respectively, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro are available today through apple.com, the Apple Store app and in select Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers later this week. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are also available online.

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