New Macbook Pro now in SA: what about price?

Apple Macbook Pro

The iStore has announced the availability of the latest generation Macbook Pro laptops in South Africa.

The 13-inch Macbook Pro was launched on 28 November in the country, while the 15-inch model will be available “soon”, the store chain wrote in an emailed statement.

Most of the new Macbook Pro models come equipped with a “Touch Bar”, being a touch-sensitive strip that replaces the row of function keys. The Touch Bar also includes a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, allowing users to authenticate purchases and lock down their device.

The new Macbook Pro line isn’t cheap, but the Touch Bar seems rather intriguing

Don’t care for the Touch Bar? Then the entry-level 13-inch model is the one for you, being the only one without the touch strip.

Otherwise, the 13-inch Macbook uses an Intel Core i5 chip and 8GB of RAM, while the 15-inch model uses a Core i7 chip and has 16GB of RAM. All of the new laptops sport four USB Type-C ports and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Apple is also promising “up to ten hours” of battery life for the laptops.

13-inch Macbook Pro pricing

256GB SSD without Touch Bar – R27 499

256GB with Touch Bar – R32 699

512GB model with Touch Bar – R36 399

15-inch Macbook Pro pricing

256GB SSD with Touch Bar – R42 699

512GB SSD with Touch Bar – R49 899



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