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