Mentioned for months, the new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro, redesigned, could become part of the software announcements that Apple will make during WWDC 2021 which begins on June 7.
On the occasion of its WWDC, and like every year, Apple will announce all its new software for iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS and of course macOS. However, it could be that the firm also reserves ” some surprisesOn the material level. In any case, this is what Daniel Ives, analyst for the Californian firm Wedbush, provides in a note sent to investors. The interested party in particular has an announcement for a major product: the MacBook Pro, which this year would benefit from a completely new design.
This change of chassis, which has been mentioned for a long time, would allow Apple to upgrade its MacBook Pro 13 to a more generous 14-inch diagonal, but also to add an Apple Silicon SoC to the 16-inch MacBook Pro. As specified MacRumors , it could be a more muscular version of the Apple M1 (already used by the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13, Mac mini and by the iMac), but the introduction of a new M2 chip would not be not to be swept away with the back of the hand.
New overpowered MacBook Pros?
This hypothesis of an Apple Silicon chip more robust than the Apple M1 is notably defended by Mark Gurman who believes that these new MacBook Pro 14 and 16 would be (at least for a time) the most powerful Macs in the Apple catalog. The journalist ofBloombergpredicted earlier in May that these new processors designed in-house by Apple would include 10 CPU cores and 16 or 32 GPU cores (depending on which option you choose). This new generation of chips would also be able to support up to 64 GB of RAM (against 16 GB maximum for the Apple M1). We could be fixed as early as next Monday.
Previous rumors finally suggest that the new MacBook Pro will separate from the Touch Bar and rely on a design with flat edges inspired by the iPhone 12. A better stocked connection could also make a comeback, including an HDMI port, a player SD cards, but also a new generation of MagSafe magnet connectors for recharging.
According to Daniel Ives, Apple would also take advantage of its WWDC 2021 to announce a 1TB storage option for the iPhone 13 (instead of 512 GB maximum for now). According to him, however, we would have to wait until WWDC 2022 to discover Apple Glass.