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Updated 15in MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad incoming

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The 15in MacBook Pro was left unloved a few months ago. While Apple revealed the new MacBook with its fancy Force Touch trackpad (which also made its way to the 13in MacBook Pro), the 15in version was left out in the cold.

That looks set to change however. Shipping times for the 15in MacBook Pro on Apple’s store have slipped back, and custom made-to-order models are no longer available, indicating that a refresh is in the works.

Apple’s new Force Touch trackpad no longer depresses like a button. Rather, it simulates the pressing of a button, thanks to its sensitivity to force. Press it harder and the haptic feedback you’ll receive from it will simulate pressing a regular touchpad. ‘Deeper’ clicks can bring up secondary functions such as previewing photos, and it’s an innovation which impressed us in our MacBook review.

Intel’s new Broadwell processors are also expected to grace the innards of the 15in MacBook Pro refresh. This is good news, as the smaller 14nm transistors should squeeze out even more battery life, thanks to their increased efficiency.

We could very well see the new 15in MacBook be announced at Apple’s WWDC on 8 June, alongside the expected iOS 9, OSX 10.11 and Apple Watch news.

Stay tuned for more info, as and when we get it.

[via Apple Insider]

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Esat has been a gadget fan ever since his tiny four-year-old brain was captivated by a sound-activated dancing sunflower. From there it was a natural progression to a Sega Mega Drive, a brief obsession with hedgehogs, and a love for all things tech. After 7 years as a writer and deputy editor for Stuff, Esat ventured out into the corporate world, spending three years as Editor of Microsoft's European News Centre. Now a freelance writer, his appetite for shiny gadgets has no bounds. Oh, and like all good human beings, he's very fond of cats.

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