Apple on its Apple Scary Fast officially ended the life of one of its most controversial laptops in Halloween style: the 13-inch MacBook Pro. This model has been an absolute star for years thanks to its Pro-level specs and impressive build quality. However, as Apple updated and released newer laptops, the 13-inch MacBook Pro began to look less attractive, especially with the arrival of new chips. At this point, Apple’s move to end production of the 13-inch MacBook Pro is not a big surprise.
The notebook hit a rough patch in 2016 after the introduction of the Touch Bar, which came as part of a major redesign. The new look also included changes to the keyboard, a larger trackpad, Touch ID, and the removal of all ports except the Thunderbolt ports and the headphone jack. As you may recall, The Touch Bar was a big hit. Some people loved the innovation and the “magical” Touch Bar, while others found it clunky and not very useful. Apple finally removed the Touch Bar with the launch of the latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro modelsbut kept it for 13-inch MacBook Pros.
In 2023, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is a good laptop, but it’s no longer worth the investment. Even the MacBook Air offers a lot more at the moment, and the 14-inch MacBook Pro has a better screen and more ports that professional users really need. Still, Apple has said for years that the 13-inch MacBook Pro remains one of its best-selling models.