Apple references M1X MacBook Pro in WWDC YouTube metadata
In the run-up to WWDC on Monday, reports suggested Apple was planning to unveil its rumored new next-generation MacBook Pro during the digital special event, but the machine ultimately failed to make an appearance, potentially signalling a delay that subsequently lead to it being cut from this week’s keynote.
Backing up reports that Apple had originally planned to announce a new MacBook Pro during WWDC is Max Balzer on Twitter, who on Wednesday discovered “m1x MacBook Pro” as a tag in the special event’s YouTube metadata.
The metadata seemingly confirms the naming of the next M-series chip, which is now expected to be shown off sometime in the second half of 2021.
With a full redesign, Apple is expected to give the new M1X MacBook Pro a more flat-edge look. Alongside its redesign, the new machines – codenamed J314 and J316 – are said to come in 14-inch and 16-inch screen sizes. The new models are said to have no OLED Touch Bar above the keyboard but will come with a MagSafe magnetic charging connector and added HDMI and SD card ports.