Apple upgrades 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with ‘Force Touch’

By | May 22, 2015

A new upgraded version of Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro has been silently listed on on its website. The new updated MacBook pro boasts of a new feature dubbed as ‘Force touch’ and price starts at $1,999. It will be shipped to you within a day only.

The upgraded MacBook pro now comes with better graphics, longer battery life and faster storage. The ‘Force Touch’ feature was added to 13-inch MacBook last month and it is highly likely that Apple will extend it to other machines as well. This feature senses the degree of pressure applied on the laptop’s trackpad and acts accordingly.Apple Mac Book pro gets Force touch

The newly added AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics chip is up to 80% faster than the NVIDIA chip found in MacBook Pro’s predecessor. The new laptop uses the same  Intel’s Haswell chipset found in its predecessor instead of the updated Broadwell architechture that was rumored earlier.

Coming to the specifications, the new 15-inch MacBook pro is powered by 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 processor coupled with 16GB of RAM and a 256GB solid-state drive. However, if you want a dedicated graphic cards then prices start from $2,499 and it offers 2.5GHz Core i7, 2GB dedicated AMD graphics and 512GB solid-state drive.

The new graphic chip in the upgraded 15-inch MacBook Pro is capable of supporting extremely high resolution displays (almost up to 5k resolution). Earlier Apple had employed a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphic chip. However, Apple is now going for AMD graphic chip, which seems normal as it has switched between the two in the past as well.

The ‘Force Touch’ feature has also been rolled out to recently launched Apple Watch. The feature allows the display or trackpad to measure how hard it is being pressed, and as a result gives access to extra features. For example, Force Touch could be used for speeding up the video fast forward by pressing harder.