Regulatory filing potentially confirms Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro
A regulatory filing spotted by MacRumors may have just confirmed the existents of Apple’s rumored new 16-inch MacBook Pro, which could be announced as soon as next week at WWDC21.
The filing is from Apple supplier Sunwoda Electronic, who references an Apple-like model number, A2527 which matches the format of Apple’s other model identifiers. Furthermore, the filing references a new battery rated at 8,693 mAh/11.45V, close to the 8,790 mAh/11.36V rating for the current 16-inch MacBook Pro battery.
On Thursday Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives published a research note claiming Apple’s redesigned MacBook Pro could be announced next week, following an earlier claim from leaker Jon Prosser, who said the new machine would likely be shown off during WWDC.
With a full redesign, Apple is expected to give the new MacBook Pro a more flat-edge look. Alongside its redesign, 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.
The filing doesn’t mean for sure that we’ll be getting the new machine straightaway, but with rumors heating up, it looks like everything is falling into place for the release of new hardware sooner rather than later.
Update: MacRumors has now published a follow-up reporting it has discovered what seems to be a second filing for the rumored upcoming 14-inch MacBook Pro.