Apple's Debut of New MacBook Pro Inspires Passionate Reactions

Some had jokes and others had legitimate questions about the next chapter of Apple's MacBook Pro device, which has been given a major overhaul.

A new MacBook Pro is shown.

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A new MacBook Pro is shown.

As expected, Apple pulled the curtain back on an all-new take on the ubiquitous MacBook Pro on Monday as part of its special “Unleashed” livestream event.

Fittingly billed as a “game-changing” entry in the company’s product arsenal, the new Pro boasts a 1080p FaceTime camera and excitingly overhauled audio system. The Pro is powered by the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, both of which also received extended special attention during Monday’s event.

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A Liquid Retina XDR display, a multitude of port options, and a number of other worthy-of-a-closer-look specs combine for a welcomed update to the MacBook family that should give creatives and others who rely on the Pro experience for their respective day-to-day work and/or personal tasks. 

Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior VP of worldwide marketing, said in a press release on Monday that the new Pro “has no equal” and will stand as “by far the best pro notebook” ever made by Apple.

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The Pro’s unveiling during the “Unleashed” event, available to rewatch in full above, was met with immediate reactions ranging from the ecstatic (especially among people who put a lot of mileage on their Pro and are stoked about performance improvements) to the still-stoked-although-confused takes regarding the lack of Face ID.

Below, peep a sampling of those reactions. And for a rundown of highlights from Monday’s hour-long event, click here

Apple, of course, is only a month removed from the launch of the new iPhone 13 during its “California Streaming” special. Revisit that here.


— KAYZO (@KayzoMusic) October 18, 2021

I'm annoyed at people being mad that the new Macbook Pro doesn't have FaceID.... How lazy are you fam? You don't even want to remember a password now? Bruh!! #AppleEvent

— DJ PUFFY (@DEEJAYPUFFY) October 18, 2021

Rest easy touch bar. #AppleEvent

— GIM 🇰🇪 (@GimK_) October 18, 2021

Mood after seeing the new MacBook Pro #AppleEvent

— Kaizoku-ō (@Lester_O3) October 18, 2021

looking at my top spec 2019 mbp after the #AppleEvent

— kitze 🚀 (@thekitze) October 18, 2021

Have a good day too Tim with these prices #AppleEvent

— Oliver (@MissingLuci) October 18, 2021

Can’t believe Apple added a god damn notch to the MacBook Pro camera and it isn’t even Face ID compatible??
What a missed opportunity.
That M1 MAX power is looking sexy af tho..finally a MacBook that can handle heavy rendering tasks 👏🏻#appleevent

— Marta Calvinho (@martabcalvinho) October 18, 2021

the only way to afford the new MacBook Pro #AppleEvent

— D (@WoknRoll19) October 18, 2021

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