While many eyes on Apple have been focused on the new operating systems -- iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite -- and the rumored mobile device upgrade, the company quietly announced an update to the MacBook Pro line. The goal seems to be getting these machines in a better place to run Yosemite.
According to a press release from Apple, the popular laptop line will see improvements to the processor and double the memory, to name a few key features. The 13-inch entry-level model that starts at $1,299 with now come with a 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and 128 GB of flash storage. It can be maxed out with 2.8GHz processor and 512 GB of storage. The company also dropped the starting price for the non-Retina display MacBook $100 to $1,099.
The entry-level 15-inch MacBook Pro includes a 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory and 256 GB of flash storage for $1,999 as an entry-level machine.
"People love their MacBook Pro because of the thin and light, aluminum unibody design, beautiful Retina display, all day battery life and deep integration with OS X," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said in the press release. "The MacBook Pro with Retina display gets even better with faster processors, more memory, more affordable configurations and a free upgrade to OS X Yosemite this fall."
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