Apple announces new MacBook Pro with touch strip

The main attraction of Apple’s "Hello Again" event today has just been made official with the new 2016 MacBook Pro. It’s been a very long time since Apple meaningfully redesigned its flagship laptop, which has felt somewhat neglected with only the addition of a Force Touch trackpad as a major change in the past two years. But today Apple is rectifying all that in a big way with a fundamentally redesigned MacBook Pro.

Follow along here as we enumerate everything that's changed with the brand new MBP.

- Metal on all sides in the new design, "incredibly extreme," according to Phil Schiller.

- The OLED touch strip at the top that had been rumored is present, as expected.

- Thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever. Comes in silver and space gray color options. The 13-inch MBP weighs 3 pounds and measures in at 14.9mm of thickness, down from 18mm currently.

- Much larger Force Touch trackpad, twice the size in fact, and the butterfly mechanism keyboard — second generation of the technology — of the thin MacBook.

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