Apple is scheduled to announce the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro at the ‘Unleashed’ event on October 18. Prior to that, a new leak detailed some of the changes the new MacBooks will pack.
Leaks @dylandkt has a reasonably accurate record when it comes to Apple leaks. He claims that 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro will have mini-LED screens with smaller edges and no “MacBook Pro” logo in the bottom chin. They also want a 1080p FaceTime HD camera that should bring a noticeable improvement in video call quality, especially when paired with the ISP-related enhancements the M1X chip should bring to the table.
In terms of specifications, the base model of the redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro will have 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD storage. The M1X chip that drives both models will also pack the same number of CPU and GPU cores.
MacBook Pro 14 and 16:
Mini LED displays
Smaller frames without logo at the bottom
Basic models have 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage space
Base M1X is the same configuration for both models
Prices will be the same between 14 and 16 inches
New charging stone
– Dylan (@dylandkt) October 12, 2021
In addition, Apple will debut a new charging stone with its upcoming MacBooks. Rumor has it that we could see a MagSafe-based charging solution on the new MacBook Pros. It’s possible that Apple could use a charging stone similar to the one we saw on the 24-inch iMac earlier this year with a built-in Ethernet port.
In terms of pricing, Dylan believes that 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will be priced the same way, with their screen size being the only difference. It looks like Apple is planning to follow the iPhone Pro and Pro Max strategy for its new MacBooks: offering the same level of performance and key features, with the screen and battery life being the main difference between the two models.
Check out our collection of leaks for an overview of what to expect from a 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.