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Rumour | MacBook Pro J223 to be announced next month with new MacBook Pro 16 arriving at WWDC 2020

The new small MacBook Pro could be launched in just a few weeks. (Image source: Apple)
The new small MacBook Pro could be launched in just a few weeks. (Image source: Apple)
Rumoured to be featuring an all-new 14-inch display, the MacBook Pro J223 is said to be making the switch to faster processors and Apple's Magic Keyboard too. Previously thought to be arriving at WWDC 2020 in June, word is that Apple will launch the MacBook Pro J223 next month, instead. A new MacBook Pro is still slated for WWDC 2020 though, with a refreshed MacBook Pro 16 a likely candidate, apparently.
Alex Alderson,

We recently reported that Apple plans to launch its 14-inch MacBook Pro in June at WWDC 2020. However, it now seems that a new small MacBook Pro will arrive next month, with a refreshed MacBook Pro 16 debuting at the conference instead. According to Jon Prosser, the May release window is "if everything goes well", so we would not rule out delays at this stage.

Prosser, who has been relied upon increasingly more in the last few months for information about upcoming Apple hardware, states that the upcoming MacBook Pro is codenamed J223. We have seen no other references to this codename at ratings, though.

Prosser also stresses that the J223 is a "refresh to the current" MacBook Pro 13. However, he also stated that the "14" display upgrade is a big possibility", fanning the flames that Apple will release a MacBook Pro 14.

Even if Apple does not release a MacBook Pro 14 next month, we expect the J223 to at least feature the company's new Magic Keyboard, which it has been gradually upgrading its product stack in recent months. Additionally, the arrival of Ice Lake-Y series processors on the MacBook Air suggests that any new MacBook Pro will receive the Ice Lake treatment, too. Speculatively, the J223 could be the first time that we see the Core i7-1068G7, Intel's 28 W Ice Lake-U series processor.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-04- 7 (Update: 2020-04- 7)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.