Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display with Force Touch Trackpad

Apple announced an updated MacBook Pro with Retina Display Tuesday that includes the company's new Force Touch trackpad. The device has faster Flash storage and an additional hour of battery life, as well as faster graphics.

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MacBook Pro with Retina Display and Force Touch Trackpad

Apple introduced Force Touch trackpad on the MacBook launched earlier in 2015. Force Touch trackpads allow users to press firmly as another form of input, and it leverages the Apple Watch's Taptic Engine for haptic feedback to make the user feel like the trackpad moves with a Force Touch.

The new MacBook Pro models also come with Flash storage that is 2.5 times faster than previous MacBook Pro models, with throughput of up to 2GBps. That's throughout put aimed at professional video editors.

The company said the battery on the new model will last "up to 9 hours of wireless Web browsing and up to 9 hours of iTunes movie playback."

Lastly, Apple said that AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics card that comes with the new models offers "up to 80 percent faster performance" when used for "editing video in Final Cut Pro® X, rendering 3D images in pro graphics apps or playing high-resolution games."

All of which makes this a solid upgrade for the MacBook Pro, which starts at US$1,999. It's available now on the Apple Store.