16-inch MacBook Pro launch could be any day now

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16-inch MacBook Pro concept
An extra-large MacBook Pro could be out this week. Perhaps.
Concept: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Don’t give up hope for the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Multiple sources indicate that the launch Apple’s biggest laptop in years could be imminent.

Even if it wasn’t announced in October, as so many people expected.

Forbes reports being told by two sources with ties to Apple’s supply chain that the 16-inch MacBook Pro is in production. Neither of these could name a date, though.

In what could a sign that the launch is coming any day now, Apple is supposedly briefing select members of the press this week in New York City, according to 9to5mac. However, it’s not known if these meetings are about this much-anticipated Mac laptop.

What we know about the 16-inch MacBook Pro

The super-size MacBook Pro will supposedly be the same size as the earlier 15-inch model, but with smaller screen bezels making room for a larger display. And it could be the first in too long without the problem-plagued “butterfly” keyboard mechanism. Just be prepared for a high price — perhaps as much as $3,000.

Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has been leaking details about this laptop for months. Just be aware, more recently he might have pointed to a 2020 release for the 16-inch MacBook Pro. How that fits with the other reports suggesting a launch much sooner is anyone’s guess.

But Apple certainly isn’t done launching major products in 2020. The Mac Pro is scheduled to come out before the end of the year, and recently became an Instagram star when DJ Calvin Harris posted a video with this professional-grade desktop in the background.