Incoming M1X MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch model display resolutions revealed
Apple’s next-generation M1X-powered 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are expected to debut next month after several months of purported delays due to production issues. The latest details about the device to surface appear to have been leaked by Apple itself in code strings found by Steve Moser in the latest beta build of macOS Monterey.
The new 14-inch MacBook Pro will feature a display with a resolution of 3021 x 1964 pixels while the new 16-inch MacBook Pro will yield an increase in resolution from the 3072 x 1920 pixels of the current Intel model to 3456 x 2234 pixels. In both cases, Macrumors has calculated that this should see an increase in pixel density of Apple’s current MacBooks from around 227 pixels per inch to around 250 pixels per inch.
If accurate, this would result in a true 2x Retina setting as the default in the new M1X-powered MacBook Pro models, which would be the preferred option for overall viewing comfort. Of course, the new MacBook Pro models are also tipped to feature boosted specifications in other areas too, including mini-LED backlighting for more precise local area dimming control and possibly even 120 Hz refresh rates like the new iPhone 13 Pro models.