Apple MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 details revealed in leaked schematics
9to5Mac and MacRumors have gotten their hands on what they claim are schematics of upcoming MacBook Pros. According to the pair, a ransomware group called REvil leaked the schematics, having stolen them from Quanta Computer, which is part of Apple's supply chain. Naturally, we have been able to verify the images that 9to5Mac has published. However, they seem too complex to be an elaborate fake. Apparently, REvil will release more information if Quanta Computer does not comply, so this may not be last schematics we see from it.
The images so far reinforce rumours that have been circulating since the start of the year, including that Apple is working on MacBook Pros with the model numbers J314 and J316. Incidentally, the same image contains references to J374 and J375, two models numbers that 9to5Mac believes are next-generation Mac minis.
Additionally, the schematic and associated documentation shows that Apple has developed the J314 and J316 with MagSafe, the magnetic charging standard that dropped in 2016. Magnetic charging has already returned to Apple machines with the new iMac, although not a MagSafe one as the documentation explicitly mentions. Moreover, the information provided shows that the J314 and J316 also have HDMI ports and SD card readers, as Bloomberg asserted would be the case.
Apple is expected to announce 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models later this year. These may be the first MacBooks with mini LED displays too, a display type that Apple introduced with its latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro. A new 'M1X' SoC may grace the J314 and J316 as well, which is tipped to feature up to 12 CPU cores and 16 GPU cores. Incidentally, the schematic also seems to confirm that the next MacBook Pros will not have a Touch Bar, either.