Rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro might start at $3,000

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The days when you could get a 17-inch MacBook Pro like this one could be returning.
Apple’s next MacBook Pro won‘t be as jumbo as this 17-inch model, but it’s still going to have a hefty price.
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Anyone eager to get their hands on the much-rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro better be saving their pennies. It could cost as much as $3000, if an unconfirmed report coming out of Asia is correct.

16-inch MacBook Pro price

The Chinese-language Economic Daily News predicts this will be Apple’s most expensive laptop ever. The starting price could be over $2,975 (NT$90,000) or even as much as $3,300 (NT$100000).

Very-expensive MacBooks are par for the course. The lowest-priced configuration of the 15-inch MacBook Pro is $2,399. This prediction is that Apple will ask 22% more for an even larger screen. Considering the price difference between the base model 13-inch MacBook Pro and the base model 15-inch one is 85%, that doesn’t seem unreasonable.

The EDN report goes on to say that the 16-inch macOS laptop will have a 3072 by 1920 LCD screen, in line with earlier rumors.

The largest MacBook in years will supposedly debut in October. New 13.3-inch versions of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will allegedly launch at the same time.

Reports of a 16-inch MacBook Pro have been around for months, and EDN’s specifications seem to be heavily based on these. However, this is the first indication of a price to come too light.