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New details on Apple's MacBook Pro 2021 refresh emerge

A render of how the MacBook Pro 14 could look. (Image source: Luke Miani & Ian Zelbo)
A render of how the MacBook Pro 14 could look. (Image source: Luke Miani & Ian Zelbo)
Details on Apple's MacBook Pro 2021 refresh have emerged, thought to consist of the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16. Both are expected to arrive this summer starting at US$1,799 and US$2,399, respectively.
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Earlier this week, Mark Gurman published a detailed report on the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16, expected to be Apple's next high-end laptops. Supposedly due this summer, the pair are believed to feature new SoCs with significantly more computing and graphics performance than the Apple M1.

Now, Luke Miani and Ian Zelbo have teamed up to create renders of the MacBook Pro 14. According to Miani, he and Zelbo based these renders on information supplied by @AppleLe257, a relatively unknown leaker. Miani has stressed that he has been unable to verify the information, so we would recommend considering as more of a rumour than a leak, for the time being.

Nonetheless, Miani and Zelbo's renders resemble an alleged MacBook Pro 14 schematic that leaked last month. Both show the next MacBook Pro with a redesigned keyboard, a full-sized HDMI port and a new MagSafe connector. To our eyes, the MagSafe connector shown in these renders resembles Razer's proprietary charging port.

Similarly, Miani has reiterated that the next MacBook Pros will have a flat design with rounded corners. Apparently, the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 will have thinner display bezels than current MacBook Pros too, along with 1080p webcams and triple microphone arrays.

Miani believes that Apple will target up to 23 hours of battery life on the MacBook Pro 14, and 25 or 30 hours with the new MacBook Pro 16. Moreover, he states that the pair will maintain existing MacBook Pro pricing. Hence, the MacBook Pro 14 will start at US$1,799, replacing the current Intel-powered MacBook Pro 13 SKUs. By contrast, the MacBook Pro 16 will retail from US$2,399.

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(Image source: Luke Miani & Ian Zelbo)
(Image source: Luke Miani & Ian Zelbo)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-05-21 (Update: 2021-05-21)