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After MacBook Air, Apple likely to upgrade MacBook Pro with better keyboard

The current 13-inch MacBook Pro still uses butterfly keyboards that can suffer from issues such as sticky or unresponsive keys after prolonged use

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File photo: Apple MacBook Pro 2019
File photo: Apple MacBook Pro 2019

Cupertino-based tech giant is reportedly launching a new 13-inch MacBook Pro next month with the codename J223.

According to a noted leaker Jon Prosser, will bring out a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro "next month".

The current 13-inch MacBook Pro still uses butterfly keyboards that can suffer from issues such as sticky or unresponsive keys after prolonged use, which prompted Apple to initiate a free repair program worldwide in 2018.

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Apart from the keyboard, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is expected to get an upgraded processor in the form of one of Intel's 10th-generation Ice Lake chips, built using a 10-nanometer architecture.

Last month, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo proposed there would be a replacement of the 13-inch MacBook Pro by one sporting a 14.1-inch Mini LED display.

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In Kuo's note, the analyst doesn't specify when the model would launch, except it would be sometime in 2020.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, April 07 2020. 11:35 IST