Apple is widely rumored to be working on a redesign of its MacBook line, and the MacBook Pro is expected to receive a refresh before the end of the year. Consumers are expecting the professional laptop to receive an overhaul – but when will it arrive?
Amongst the changes expected includes turning the current 13-inch MacBook Pro into a 14-inch model, similar to the 16-inch variant released last year, and the introduction of a more powerful version of the M1 chip, perhaps known as an M1X chip or an M2 chip.
Apple’s also planning to remove some of the controversial changes it’s made to the MacBook Pro in recent years, including replacing the Touch Bar with a standard function keypad, and reintroducing MagSafe charging, which was removed from the Mac several years ago.
Whilst Apple remains tight-lipped on new features and products, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, who has a proven track record for Apple news, suggests that Apple could drop the new MacBook models in the coming weeks – perhaps in the latter half of October.
Apple typically announces keynote speeches a week in advance, so if we were to hear an announcement tomorrow, we’d get our first peek of the new MacBook Pro on October 26th, and the model would be released October 29th.
Code from the beta version of macOS Monterey suggests that Apple will introduce new MacBook Pros with two new screen resolutions, and the fact that they’re mentioned in the macOS beta code suggests they’ll come alongside the next version of macOS, which typically releases in October.
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