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Korean Regulatory Body Certifies MacBook Pro With Model Number ‘A2159’ [u]

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Update: A reader has spotted that model number A2159 actually refers to Apple’s recently refreshed entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt ports, suggesting that the NRRA filing was just a bit late.

Apple has registered a new MacBook Pro through South Korea’s regulatory body.

According to a new report from My Smart Price, an unreleased MacBook Pro carrying the model number A2159 passed through the FCC last month and it has now passed through Korea’s regulatory body, the NRRA.

The NRRA certification does not reveal anything about this unreleased MacBook Pro than what we already know, simply describing the model as a “small-output wireless device” while confirming that it is manufactured in China. The FCC listing had hinted at the unreleased MacBook Pro being the 13-inch model instead of the 16-inch variant that many had hoped for.

The report also indicated that the laptop was rated at 20.3V at 3A current maximum, meaning the laptop is likely to be the 13-inch MacBook Pro instead of the much anticipated 16-inch variant. However, Apple updated its higher-end 13-inch MacBook Pro in May and its entry-level 13-inch model with a Touch Bar last month, but it’s not unlikely that Apple could release a new model without a Touch Bar.

However, multiple sources have been reporting about the possibility that Apple is developing a 16-inch MacBook Pro featuring a new design and a larger display, possibly due to slimmer bezels.

A Digitimes report citing a source in Apple’s supply chain says the new 16-inch MacBook Pro will use an LCD screen manufactured by LG Display and will sport a resolution of 3,072 x 1,920.

Reports suggest Apple will also include a new “scissor switch” mechanism keyboard, as the company begins to transition away from its problem-prone butterfly mechanism keyboard design.

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