We’ve just got some interesting news about Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg’s next-generation MacBook Pro notebook. We’ve already learned the details of the 14- and 16-inch screen sizes and moves to Apple Silicon, I / O expansion beyond USB-C ports, MagSafe’s return, a new design and much more. To see or reach the next General MacBook Pro lineup?
Kuo and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman’s reports today fully agree on a few minor differences.
If you want to jump right to the survey, you can go to the bottom or use the link in the table of contents.
New MacBook Pro design
The big picture, reports say, is that we’re seeing a new square-off design similar to the iPhone 12 and iPad Pro lineups. Kuo calls it a big redesign, while Gurman classifies it as a minor change.
Image (created by connecting a MacBook and iPad Pro): 9to5 Mac reader Adam stuck
The touch bar is being excavated
Kuo says Apple is emptying the Touch Bar and Bloomberg says the company is testing next-gen MacBook Pro models without the Touch Bar, but no agreement has been reached yet.
As detailed in the report as both agree, one of the most interesting is Magsiff’s return. It will be an interesting U-turn as Apple shifts to all USB-C / Thunderbolt after the 2016 refresh with the MacBook Pro lineup.
Bloomberg added that the recovered Magsaf will allow for faster charging for the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook programs.
I / O
Another exciting prediction is that the new MacBook Pro models will feature more built-in I / O ports. He didn’t specify which one (s), but earlier 2016 models featured an SD card slot, HDMI and USB.
Another detail shared by Bloomberg is that this will be Apple’s first notebook with mini-LED tech. Read more about it here in our complete guide.
Interestingly enough, Apple is looking for feedback from customers about what they will change about the 2020 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro. Slimmer bezel / updated design was the most voted for the change from 9to5 Mac readers last month.
See more analysis on all of this from my colleague Ben Lovejoy:
Poll: What do you want to see?
Notably, we haven’t heard of high-requested features like 1080p FaceTime cameras, Face ID, or slimmer bezels in today’s reports, but we’ll add them as an option to choose from.
In the poll below you can vote for multiple items – select everything you would expect for the higher end Apple Silicon MacBook Pro machines that are expected to launch in Q3 2021.
Did we miss anything? Feel free to use the other option and share in the comments below.
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