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Rumor | Next year's baby MacBook Pro will be more of the same from Apple

Next year's 2020 MacBook Pro will probably not look like this. (Image source: Viktor Kádár Design)
Next year's 2020 MacBook Pro will probably not look like this. (Image source: Viktor Kádár Design)
Rumors of Apple releasing a 14-inch MacBook Pro have been around since at least the start of this year, although the 16-inch refresh of the 15-inch model points towards the smaller entry in the series receiving another incremental upgrade. Apparently launching in mid-2020, Apple may once again be taking inspiration from its past with the next baby MacBook Pro.
Alex Alderson,

Apple has finally released the 16-inch MacBook Pro after months of speculation, some of which inevitably proved false. Doubling down on its prediction that Apple would release the 16-inch MacBook Pro this quarter, DigiTimes now claims that the Cupertino-based company will bring its scissor-switch Magic Keyboard to the smaller of the two MacBook Pros. 

Perhaps not coincidentally, this mirrors the claim made by Ming-Chi Kuo, who stated that Apple would transition all MacBooks to scissor keyboards in 2020. Kuo has been proven wrong over the timing of this happening though, as he claimed Apple would start doing so with this year's MacBook Air. This would be an unsurprising move in our opinion, as butterfly keyboards have been plagued with issues since Apple launched them three years. Incidentall, the scissor-switch Magic Keyboard in the 16-inch MacBook Pro that has replaced the butterfly keyboard borrows heavily from the switch design of the current standalone Magic Keyboard.

DigiTimes also claims that the smallest MacBook Pro will retain its 13.3-inch display of previous years, but has provided no sources for this assertion. While we would exclude the possibility of Apple using a smaller chassis on next year's 13-inch MacBook Pro, do not be surprised to see the company make another minor revision on its existing design. The new 16-inch model suggests that Apple is in no mood for making wholesale changes to its MacBook Pro line, pointing towards the apparently mid-2020 bound smaller model being more of the same.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-11-19 (Update: 2019-11-19)
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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.