Apple will release a 16-inch MacBook Pro this September, according to a new report from research firm IHS Markit.
It’s the latest in a long line of rumors of a 16-inch Pro device, and this credible new information suggests its all-but-confirmed to be true.
Jeff Lin, an analyst at research firm IHS Markit, said that he expects a 16-inch model will feature an LCD display, supplied by LG Display and that it will feature 3,072×1,920 pixels.
That corresponds with IHS Markit’s Emerging PC Market Tracker report, released last week.
Outlined by Forbes, Lin said: “We foresee that Apple will release a new product at the September 2019 Apple event if there’s no unexpected development issue.
Previously, Korean website The Elec suggested that Samsung was to supply an OLED display for the 16-inch display, but Lin’s report suggests it will feature an LCD instead.
Back in February, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo first reported that Apple would release a new 16-inch MacBook Pro in February, featuring an “all-new design”.
Lin has claimed that the new device will feature an upgraded processor, but did not share information on its design.
Lin’s company, IHS Markit, researchers into displays and has accurately predicted or revealed a number of Apple products over the years, including the 10.5-inch iPad Pro’s resolution four months before it launches.
The company also confirmed LTPO TFT, or low-temperature polycrystalline oxide, would make its way to the Apple Watch, which it did.
If Apple does lift the lid on a new MacBook Pro at its September event, it would be the first time a Mac would be unveiled at the iPhone and Apple Watch-specific keynote.
But as we have seen increases this year, Apple is tearing up the rulebook when it comes to the structure of its keynotes, first with its March event where it showed off services like Apple News+ and Apple TV+, and again in June at WWDC, where the Mac Pro was refreshed.
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