16-inch MacBook Pro could arrive sooner than you think

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A concept for how a next-gen MacBook Pro could look.
Photo: Viktor Kadar

A new 16-inch MacBook Pro is coming this fall, according to analysts at IHS Markit. This would give it the largest screen size of any MacBook Pro model currently available. (Although it still would be smaller than the dearly departed 17-inch model.)

The analysts claim Apple will unleash the new laptop at the company’s September media event alongside the new iPhone.

The new laptop will supposedly boast a 3,072 × 1,920 resolution. That’s an increase on the 2,880 × 1,800 display in Apple’s current 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro devices. According to IHS Markit, the new laptop will use an LCD display rather than switching to OLED.

The new MacBook also will ship with the new macOS Catalina and come with an upgraded CPU. Apple is said to be targeting shipments of 250,000 units per month.

Backing up a previous report

If this report is accurate, it seems to fit with a rumor from noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this year. In February, Kuo said an upcoming MacBook would measure between 16 inches and 16.5 inches in size. He pegged its release date as before the end of 2019. He claimed the laptop would boast an “all-new design.”

Today’s report also says Apple will release an update of its 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and Retina MacBook Air. These will also ship in September. However, they are more likely to be minor spec boosts like new processors instead of a fundamental redesign of Apple’s high-end laptop.

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Via: Forbes