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