It’s Apple Christmas yet again today as the company unveiled new iPads, a new Mac Pro, even refreshed MacBook Pros at a press briefing in San Francisco.
The latest Pros, which come in 13-inch and 15-inch varieties, offer all the major upgrades you’d expect by this point — faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi , Thunderbolt 2, and, as expected, Mavericks, the latest version of OSX (which is also completely free).
Also a big deal: The new MacBooks finally add Intel’s latest Haswell chips, which promise boosts in power, performance, and most importantly, battery life. Apple is claiming 9 hours for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and 8 hours for the 15-inch version.
With the addition, the new MacBook Pros join the MacBook Air, which added Haswell chips back in June.
While the previous 15-inch MacBook Pro started at $2,199, the latest one starts at $1,999 for 2.0GHz quad-core, 8GB DRAM, and a 256GB SSD. The 13-inch version, in contrast, will start at $1,299 for 2.4GHz processor, 4GB RAM, and 128GB SSD.
Both versions of the new MacBook Pro are available starting today.
Mobile developer or publisher? VentureBeat is studying mobile app analytics.
Fill out our 5-minute survey
, and we'll share the data with you.