Redesigned MacBook Pro again rumored to be announced next week at WWDC
Although WWDC typically focuses on software over hardware, reports are again pointing to Apple unveiling its rumored new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro at next week’s event, featuring the next-generation M-series processor, added HDMI and SD card ports, and more.
Leaker Jon Prosser was first to suggest the new MacBook Pro could be announced at WWDC, with Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives telling investors in a new research note (obtained by MacRumors) that he expects a “few surprises” from Apple next week, one of which being its new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, claiming the machine will run on the current M1 processor, not a new, upgraded version such as “M1X” or “M2” as expected.
While Ives’ comments about the new MacBook Pro running the current M1 chip found on last year’s first Apple Silicon MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini seem a little off, Apple has just recently released its majorly redesigned iMac which features the M1 silicon, so maybe the comments aren’t that far fetched; however, it does seem a little odd to imagine the new MacBook Pro running anything other than the next version of the custom silicon.
Alongside its redesign, which is expected to give the MacBook Pro a more flat-edged appearance, the new machines – codenamed J314 and J316 – are said to remove the OLED Touch Bar from above the keyboard, feature added HDMI and SD card ports, and bring back the MagSafe magnetic charging connector.
WWDC kicks off next Monday on June 7.
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