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Apple Drops Intel in Biggest MacBook Pro Overhaul in Years

  • Company announces revamped 14-inch and 16-inch models
  • New lineup includes much faster M1 Pro and M1 Max processors
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Apple Inc. took the most aggressive step yet to strip Intel Corp. chips from its computers, announcing more powerful homegrown Mac processors alongside a total revamp of its MacBook Pro laptop computers. 

The company showcased the chips at an event Monday called “Unleashed” that also included its latest audio products. The new components, called the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, are 70% faster than its M1 predecessors, Apple said. It also unveiled a redesigned MacBook Pro, adding larger screens, MagSafe charging and better resolution.