There’s no hiding the truth that Apple is engaged on a very redesigned 16-inch MacBook Professional. Whereas earlier rumors have indicated launch may not come till 2020, a brand new set of photos from MacOS now means that it may be coming a bit earlier than anticipated.
French publication MacGeneration not too long ago found that the MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2 comprises a visible reference to the 16-inch MacBook Professional. Seen beneath, it reveals the icon for a MacBook mannequin with a lot slimmer bezels and extra room across the audio system, as in comparison with the present 15-inch MacBook. The general chassis of the MacBook in any other case seems to be the identical, and the wallpaper on the MacBook seems to be from Mac OS X Tiger.
The 16-inch MacBook Professional from macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2 MacGeneration
It’s not clear how these photos had been obtained — or if they’re genuine — however this might counsel that Apple has already begun testing the rumored MacBook internally with MacOS Catalina. It additionally would assist the earlier rumors from IHS Markit that Apple has already began manufacturing on the MacBook Professional 16-inch mannequin. And, since MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 is anticipated for launch someday this fall, there may very well be the possibility that the brand new MacBook may be coming this yr as an alternative.
Along with the photographs, the mannequin quantity for the 16-inch Macbook has additionally been claimed to been found, with MacGeneration citing it as MacBookPro16.1. Nevertheless, as identified by AppleInsider, the 16,1 doesn’t actually show 16-inch mannequin exists. Apple at the moment refers back to the 15-inch MacBook Professional as 13,three.
In response to different rumors, the 16-inch MacBook Professional may function a brand new keyboard, ditching the older butterfly mechanism for a brand new scissor-switch mechanism that’s supported by glass fiber. It’s additionally mentioned that the 16-inch TFT-LCD panel onboard the system may very well be coming from LG. As for what’s powering the MacBook, it may very well be the Ninth-gen Intel Espresso Lake-H processors. Within the graphics division, the 16-inch MacBook Professional may function AMD’s new 7nm Navi graphics chips.
After all, the 16-inch MacBook Professional can be a pricey endeavor for many shoppers. Earlier rumors from mentioned that it may are available at nicely over $three,000. That may be well worth the worth to pay, as will probably be one thing particular, and the primary MacBook bigger than 15-inches because the 17-inch MacBook Professional in 2011.
A separate, however comparable, rumor with icons noticed in iOS 13.2 beta additionally hinted on the existence of AirPods three, or AirPod Professionals.