If you've been living under a rock, you may have missed the latest Apple event in which the company announced the new MacBook Pro, complete with a new design. But there is one thing about the new laptop that's slipped under the radar that we think might just be its best feature.
The newest MacBook Pro dropped this week at the Apple Unleashed event. While Airpods, new designs, and good old computer ports were the talk of the town, there was one feature that grabbed our attention in particular – the 1080p camera. Laptops aren't exactly famous for their high-quality webcams, but the latest MacBook Pro will sport a 1080p camera that will help to make working from home that much easier and more professional. If you are searching for a MacBook, make sure you check out our best Apple deals (opens in new tab).
According to Apple, the MacBook Pro "uses a lens with a wider aperture that lets in more light," and partnered with the "larger image sensor that has more efficient pixels, the camera delivers two times better low‑light performance." And when you combine the new high-quality camera, studio-standard mics, and six-speaker sound system, it's arguably the best laptop a creative could buy for working on projects from home.
The new MacBook Pro comes with a handful of new upgrades that fans are loving, such as the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chip and the return of the HDMI and SD ports. The new MacBook has also gotten rid of the problematic touch bar and replaced it with nifty shortcut keys. However, not all is well in the Apple fandom, the computer will now feature one of the iPhone's most infamous design flaws - the notch.
The Apple event has been causing a stir online, and the new and improved camera has led to some enthused comments on Twitter. One user (opens in new tab) tweeted, "Wow, with 1080p camera laptop videos for YouTube publishing could be a thing again," and another tweeted, "Finally a good camera for MacBook Pro. My current MacBook pro camera is worse than an average phone's camera." It seems as though the 1080p camera is exciting the masses, and we have to agree – we can't wait for a high-quality FaceTime experience after so many years of blurry screens.
To be fair, this wasn't hard if we compare the current MacBook Pro 16" Camera 😜 #AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/cFGvNrICP5October 18, 2021
Not sure how I feel about the camera in the new MacBook Pro though, it look totally weird 🥺🧐#AppleEventOctober 18, 2021
I truly don't understand the level of hate for the MacBook Pro’s notch. You can call it inelegant all you like, but if there aren’t yet practical solutions for maximising display area without sacrificing camera quality or sensors, what else do you expect Apple to do?October 19, 2021
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