Earlier than expected, Apple announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with a magic keyboard. It has 10th generation Intel processors and starts at $ 1,299. In a way, it’s a small upgrade for the existing line of 13-inch MacBook professionals. But it’s also the end of an era: Apple no longer sells new laptops with the highly malicious butterfly keyboard mechanism.
Apple moved relatively quickly to remove the butterfly keyboard from its range. The 16-inch MacBook Pro was announced in November 2019, followed by an updated MacBook Air with Magic Keyboard last March. Within six months, Apple has completely exchanged its entire laptop product line for models that use better scissor switch keyboards. Compare that to the five years it has been trying to make the Butterfly keyboard mechanism work since the MacBook 201
As with the last MacBook Pro, Apple sticks to Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C ports, a total of four (plus headphone jack). In addition to a TouchID fingerprint sensor and – praised – a real physical ESC key, the Touch Bar also remains good or bad.