Apple might announce redesigned MacBook Pros at WWDC, says an analyst.
Previously, leaker Jon Prosser mentioned that a new MacBook Pro model would be announced at next week’s WWDC 2021 keynote, but did not specifically mention which version would arrive. Now, according to an analyst, it looks like there could be more than one model — 14-inch and 16-inch variants.
A new report from MacRumors explains that Wedbush analyst Dan Ives is expecting overhauled 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros to be among Apple’s announcements for the usually software-focused WWDC.
The analyst says that alongside expected announcements of the new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, Apple is planning a “few surprises,” including the announcement of these new MacBook Pros.
Ives, who has made predictions regarding event announcements in the past, says the M1 Apple silicon chip will power the new MacBook Pros; however, that’s unlikely to be the case — they’re likely to feature a more powerful iteration of the M1 chip, or even possibly M2.
Multiple reports have now detailed Apple’s upcoming redesigned MacBook Pro lineup. Apart from a thinner and lighter chassis, Apple is expected to do away with the Touch Bar. The 14-inch MacBook Pro model will be the successor to the existing 13-inch MacBook Pro and feature a bigger display with smaller bezels surrounding it.
Both 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are expected to feature an HDMI port, SD card slot, and USB-C ports for connectivity. Apple is also rumored to switch to a magnetic charging mechanism for these machines, just like its pre-2016 MacBook Pro models.
The Cupertino company’s 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference is scheduled to kick off next week, with a keynote address scheduled for Monday.