New MacBook Pro True Tone feature works with LG UltraFine, Thunderbolt displays

  • New MacBook Pro True Tone feature works with LG UltraFine, Thunderbolt displays

New MacBook Pro True Tone feature works with LG UltraFine, Thunderbolt displays

At the moment, all major retail Apple Stores have got the stocks of the new MacBook Pro from Apple, though some smaller stores and regions are yet to receive stocks of some unit. Luckily, the folks at iFixit were able to obtain an early production model of the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro and dissected the keyboard. But this is Apple we're talking about, so you shouldn't be surprised.

Those new keyboards on the refreshed MacBook Pros provide a slightly quieter typing experience, but they retain the same short key travel from the previous generation. For the 15-inch MacBook Pro, single-core performance increased 12-15% and multi-core performance 39-46%. The new MacBook Pros also have TrueTone displays and a new Apple T2 chip to handle payment security.

For now, the three displays mentioned above are the only ones to support True Tone when a MacBook Pro connects to it, and there's no word when other third-party displays will get support as well. Interestingly, Apple has a patent for this technology, called "Ingress Protection for Keyboards", created to "prevent and/ or alleviate contaminant ingress".

The latest MacBook Pro may be hiding a secret fix that users have been complaining about for some time now. It's clear that there is an audible difference between a 2018 MacBook Pro and an older model, although iFixit believes this is likely a byproduct of the addition of the aforementioned membrane rather than any specific work having been done to quieten keypresses.

The diligent tech teardown specialists over at iFixit have taken apart the new keyboard and found a change - a thin, silicone membrane surrounding each of the keys.