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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.

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, 2019-08- 1 (Update: 2019-08- 1)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.