16-inch MacBook Pro with thin bezels, redesigned keyboard rumored to drop in late September
Another day, another round of 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors.
Earlier today, Chinese rumor mill Digitimes posted an article stating that a 16-inch MacBook Pro was indeed in the works and would come out sooner than expected. While other rumors have pegged the potential release date in October, Digitimes says that Quanta (the company supposedly manufacturing the larger MacBook Pros) will have the device ready for a late September release.
Of course, Digitimes doesn’t have the greatest track record when it comes to rumors, so take this with an entire mine’s worth of grains of salt. Other pieces of Digitime’s rumor are in line with other speculation, namely that the 16-inch MacBook Pro may fit a larger display into the same chassis as the current 15.4-inch MacBook Pros and that the larger display will have a resolution of 3072x1920.
Other rumors have stated that the larger MacBook Pro may also introduce a revamped keyboard based on a tried-and-true scissor key design. Apple has had nothing but trouble with its “butterfly” keyboards since the release of the (now dead) MacBook 12 in 2015 with failures plaguing a large portion of each revision.
A late September release date would be an odd choice, considering Apple bumped the specs of its current MacBook Pro lineup two months ago and killed off the non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro. Introducing another new device so soon might cause consumer fatigue. While Apple sometimes thinks its customers will buy anything with a shiny fruit logo slapped on it, the company seems to be paring down its product selection rather than expanding it.