Apple recently launched an update to the MacBook Pro. But a latest leak suggests that the Tech giants are also working on a new 16-inch MacBook Pro.
At the moment, the 15-inch MacBook Pro is the largest variant offered by Apple. A 16-inch variant could indeed be a game changer. Here’s a picture leaked by Korean site The Elec.
Samsung could be providing this massive new display
Samsung and Apple are usually considered competitors due to massive competition between the two companies’ flagship phones. But rumors suggest that the two tech-giants could actually be doing business together on the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Samsung is supposedly in talks with Apple regarding the supply of OLED displays for the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The rumors once again come from the Korean site The Elec and it suggests that Samsung could also be providing displays for the future generation of the iPad Pro.
As of now, we’re not certain when Apple could be introducing this large-screen MacBook Pro to the world. Well know, Industry analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple could release this new MacBook during the first half of 2021.
Apple hasn’t officially commented on these rumors, and rightly so given the company just introduced a new generation of 8-core MacBook pro. But if we’re lucky we could hear something during Apple’s annual October event this year. If not, we’ll definitely hear something by October 2020.
Apple introduces new generation fo MacBook Pro
Apple recently released a new generation of MacBook Pro (with the regular 13 and 15-inch screens). The new MacBook Pro features Intel’s 8th and 9th generation processors, and is the very first MacBook Pro variant to offer 8-cores. Apple calls the 8-core MacBook Pro its fastest ever, and rightly so. The 8-core variant is supposed to be twice as fast as the quad-core MacBook Pro and 40-percent faster than the 6-core variant.
Here is how the senior director of Mac Product Marketing at Apple, Tom Boger, describes the new MacBook Pro:
“Now with 8-core processors for an incredible performance boost, along with its stunning Retina display, fast storage, all-day battery life and running macOS, MacBook Pro continues to be the world’s best pro notebook and we can’t wait to get it into our customer’s hands to see what they do next.”
The MacBook Pro has always been a favorite among developers and designers. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and the 15-inch MacBook Pro start at $1,799 and $2,399 respectively.
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