The first MacBook Pros with Touch Bars are already been shipped. Apple estimated customers would receive the MacBook Pros on Wednesday, November 16. However, UPS assures that the delivery date should be on Monday, November 14.
The Touch Bar MacBook Pros became available for pre-orders on October 27, and the estimated delivery date was between November 17 and November 25. However, most customers are already receiving shipping notifications. Most of them have ordered the 15-inch model.
The Touch-Bar MacBook Pro
The Touch Bar MacBook Pro is faster and more powerful that previous models. As well, it has the brightest Macbook display ever created. It is 17% thinner and lighter when compared to the previous model. The 13-inch model weighs only 3 lb and the 15-inch model weighs 4 lb.
The Touch Bar will replace the function keys that have occupied the top part of the keyboard in the past. It presents differents tools according to the preferences of the user, including intelligent features like emoji and predictive text, volume, and brightness. Touch ID will be available for a Mac for the first time, allowing customers to use Apple Pay.
According to Apple’s Phil Schiller, they have received more online orders for the new Touch Bar MacBook Pro that with any previous model. The model apparently has already outsold all competing laptops this year. The 13-inch MacBook Pro can be acquired for $1799, while the 15-inch model starts at $2399.
Many 13-inch MacBook Pro orders haven’t shipped yet. Apple is reportedly prioritizing orders of 15-inch and custom-order Macbook Pros.
LG UltraFine 5K and UltraFine 4K display
Apple and LG established a collaboration for the LG UltraFine 5K and UltraFine 4K display. These models were unveiled by Apple during the MacBook Pro event. They have begun shipping just a day after the MacBook Pros with Touch Bars started shipping.
As well, the pre-orders for the LG UltraFine 4K display started on the same day as the MacBook Pro’s. They will start shipping on November 15, as some sources have assured.
According to Apple, these displays were improved so they could use the raw power of the new MacBook Pros. The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar can power two 5K displays or four 4K displays. The 13-inch model is capable of powering a single 5K display or two 4K displays.