Apple updates MacBooks with processor and SSD improvements

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Apple announced hardware refreshes across its MacBook line at WWDC 2017.

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pros are getting Intel’s Kaby Lake processors and faster solid state drives. The company’s 12-inch MacBook gets to join in the fun, too.

Additionally, the 15-inch Pro now has standard discrete graphics and the company announced that it is now selling a non-Touch Bar 13-inch Pro for $1,299 USD (about $1,750 CAD).

The hardware update means the 12-inch MacBook can now be specced up to a 1.3GHz Core i7 processor, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro maxes out at a 3.5GHz Core i7 and the 15-inch MacBook Pro can stock up to a 3.1GHz Core i7 processor.

The MacBook Air is also getting a small update with a 1.8GHz Intel processor.

The new MacBooks are shipping today. The 13-inch non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt 3 ports starts at $1,299, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar begins at $1,799 CAD.