MacBook Pro elevates the notebook to a whole different level of performance and portability. Wherever your ideas take you, you’ll get there faster than ever with high-performance processors and memory, advanced graphics, blazing-fast storage, and more.
- Grade A Condition
- Intel i7 8559U
- 2560 x 1600 Display
- 16gb 2133 LPDDR3
- 512GB Flash Storage
- macOS Big Sur
The MacBook Pro “Core i7” 2.7 13-Inch (Mid-2018 True Tone Display, Touch Bar, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) technically is a “configure-to-order” configuration of the MacBook Pro “Core i5” 2.3 13-Inch (Mid-2018 True Tone Display, Touch Bar, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor (and the corresponding L2 cache), these two models are identical.
The MacBook Pro “Core i7” 2.7 13-Inch (Mid-2018 True Tone Display, Touch Bar, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) is powered by a 14 nm, 8th Generation “Coffee Lake” 2.7 GHz Intel “Core i7” processor (8559U), with four independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip, 128 MB of eDRAM embedded on the processor die, and an 8 MB shared level 3 cache. This notebook also packs 8 GB of onboard 2133 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM (which could be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase, but cannot be upgraded later), 256 GB or 512 GB of flash storage, and an integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
Externally, this notebook has an integrated 720p FaceTime HD webcam, a thin, backlit “third generation” butterfly mechanism keyboard with an integrated “Touch Bar” with a touch-sensitive control that adapts for different applications and provides Touch ID login support in lieu of traditional function keys, and a gigantic “Force Touch” trackpad.
Additionally, it has a high-resolution LED-backlit 13.3″ widescreen 2560×1600 (227 ppi, 500 nits) “Retina” display with True Tone technology, and a integrated battery that provides an Apple estimated 10 hours of runtime.
This notebook is offered in either silver colored aluminum or a darker “Space Gray” colored aluminum housing (but not other colors) and weighs just a bit more than 3 pounds (1.37 kg).
Connectivity includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, four “Thunderbolt 3” ports (USB-C connector), and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Compared to its predecessor, this model has an improved display and keyboard as well as a more advanced processor and architecture.
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||July 12, 2018
||May 21, 2019
||1 (4 Cores)
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||Core i7 (I7-8559U)
||This model is powered by a 14 nm, 64-bit “Eighth Generation” Intel Mobile Core i7 “Coffee Lake” (I7-8559U) processor which includes four independent processor “cores” on a single silicon chip with 128 MB of eDRAM embedded on the processor die. Each core has a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, shares 8 MB of level 3 cache, and has an integrated memory controller (dual channel).
This system also supports “Turbo Boost 2.0” — which “automatically increases the speed of the active cores” to improve performance when needed (up to 4.5 GHz for this model) — and “Hyper Threading” — which allows the system to recognize eight total “cores” or “threads” (four real and four virtual).
Additionally, this MacBook Pro has a secondary “T2” processor for “enhanced security,” which includes secure boot and encrypted storage capabilities as well as enhanced image processing.
Also see: How fast are the “Mid-2018” MacBook Pro models compared to one another? How fast are they compared to the models replaced?
|System Bus Speed:
||4 GT/s (OPI)*
||Cache Bus Speed:
||2.7 GHz (Built-in)
||256k x4, 8 MB*
||Min. RAM Speed:
||Ships standard with 8 GB of 2133 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM onboard.
||*8 GB of RAM is onboard by default, but it could be upgraded to 16 GB at the time of purchase for US$200. RAM cannot be upgraded later. The processor die itself also has 128 MB of eDRAM (embedded DRAM).
Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
||Iris Plus Graphics 655
||This model has an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 graphics processor that shares memory with the system.
||This model has a 13.3″ color widescreen LED-backlit display with IPS technology with a 2560 by 1600 native resolution at 227 ppi (178-degree viewing angle). It has a brightness rating of 500 nits, a wide color gamut (P3), and True Tone technology, as well. It also supports scaled resolutions of 1680 by 1050, 1440 by 900, and 1024 by 640.
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|2nd Display Support:
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||*In addition to simultaneous support of the internal display, this model supports a single external display up to 5120×2880 at 60Hz at over a billion color, up to two displays up to 4096×2304 at 60Hz at millions of colors, or up to two displays up to 3840×2160 at 60Hz at over a billion colors via Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C).
||256, 512 GB SSD*
||Std. Storage Speed:
||*By default, this model shipped with either a 256 GB or 512 GB SSD, but it could be upgraded at the time of purchase to 1 TB or 2 TB at additional cost.
Also see: What SSD storage options are available for the “Touch Bar” MacBook Pro models? Is it even possible to upgrade the storage?
Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
||*This model does not have an internal Ethernet port.
Also see: How do you connect the “Touch Bar” MacBook Pro to a wired Ethernet network? Is it even possible?
||This model does not have any expansion slots or bays.
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||Trackpad (Force Touch)
||13″ MacBook Pro (Touch Bar)
|Apple Order No:
||Mid-2018 13″ (Touch Bar)*
|Apple Model No:
||A1989 (EMC 3214)
||Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
Also see: All Macs with the A1989 Model Number, the 3214 EMC Number, and the MacBookPro15,2 Model Identifier.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com’s Mac Identification section.
||58 W h Li-Poly
||Apple reports that this model has a “58.0-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery” that provides “up to” 10 hours of wireless web or iTunes movie playback. It is glued in place and cannot be replaced by an end user. It has a 61W USB-C power adapter, too.
Also see: How do you replace the battery in the “Touch Bar” MacBook Pro models? Is it possible?
||X 10.13.6 (17G2112)
|MacOS 9 Support:
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For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
||0.59 x 11.97 x 8.36
||3.02 lbs (1.37 kg)
|Original Price (US):
||Est. Current Retail:
||*This MacBook Pro was sold as a US$300 upgrade for the MacBook Pro “Core i5” 2.3 13-Inch (Mid-2018 True Tone Display, Touch Bar, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) model. If configured with a 256 GB SSD and the processor upgrade, it cost US$2099. If configured with a 512 GB SSD and the processor upgrade, it cost US$2299. Other configurations also were available. The price was the same regardless of color.
Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).
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