Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro Could Launch in September


APPLE MIGHT LAUNCH its long-rumoured 16in MacBook Pro in September this year. Alongside the bigger display, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro will come with new CPUs and run macOS Catalina out of the box.

While Kuo didn't mention anything about the display technology, or the company making the display, Korean website The Elec recently reported that Samsung was in talks with Apple to provide OLED displays for this upcoming MacBook Pro. The largest laptop was quietly removed from Apple's stores, leaving only 13- and 15-inch versions, both with then-new Retina display screen technology. For desktop use, meanwhile, the Cupertino company insisted an external display would suffice.

Beyond that, sources don't indicate what sort of hardware the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be rocking.

The report comes from analyst Jeff Lin from the research firm IHS Markit. It also only has 4 USB-C ports, and many professionals would like to see more connectivity options on a potential 16-inch MacBook Pro, though none of the reports so far offer any details about that. In contrast, the current 15-inch MacBook Pro has a 2880 x 1800 native resolution display.

The report also suggests the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and last year's MacBook Air will receive CPU upgrades. That's likely to mean Intel's latest Core i9 chips, paired with discrete graphics.

The battery recall marks the second technical glitch to affect Apple laptops this year.