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Apple MacBook Pro "A2159" gets certified, most likely an updated 13-inch model without Touch Bar

13-inch Apple MacBook Pro might get a model without Touch Bar
13-inch Apple MacBook Pro
Although most Apple MacBook Pro-related rumors we keep hearing these days involve a 16-inch model, the model A2159 that was recently spotted on the website of the FCC seems to be an update 13-inch model. Since Apple still has to update the 13-inch MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar, this is what the aforementioned model could be.
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Earlier this year, Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro, but only did so with the model with a Touch Bar. The Cupertino-based giant released the updated version in May, and now it might be the right time for the model without a Touch Bar to get the same treatment. Although there is no official confirmation of such an update, a recent FCC filing suggests that this could be the next step that Apple will take in the notebook space.

According to the aforementioned certification, the MacBook Pro A2159 is rated at 20.3 V - 3 A, which is enough for a 13-inch updated model but might not deliver enough power to a 16-inch model. The FCC filing was spotted last month, but the A2159 has just surfaced on the website of Korea’s NRRA certification authority, which describes this upcoming portable as a "small-output wireless device" that is manufactured in China. Sadly, this document contains no other bit of information to talk about.

In addition to the above, the MacBook Pro A2159 was also spotted in the Eurasian Economic Commission database back in June, when Apple had registered no less than seven new notebook models. 

Now, remains to see if the 13-inch MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar will come with scissor switches or not. In the worst-case scenario, it will be unveiled alongside the 16-inch model at next month's keynote that is expected to bring the iPhone 11 lineup into the spotlight as well.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5435 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2019-08- 1 (Update: 2019-08- 1)