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Production of a 16-inch MacBook Pro rumored to start in the final quarter of 2019

Unofficial 16-inch MacBook Pro render (Source: GizChina)
Unofficial 16-inch MacBook Pro render (Source: GizChina)
This is not the first time that a 16-inch MacBook hits the rumor mill, but the latest leak that concerns Apple's upcoming portable comes with some new information. To be more specific, now we know that the tech giant headquartered in Cupertino is set to begin mass production of the 16-inch MacBook Pro in the last quarter of 2019.

Although it is almost certain that those who are waiting for a new MacBook will not get it before 2020 kicks in, it seems that Apple will start making a 16-inch MacBook Pro before the end of this calendar year.

Sadly, there is not much to say about the specs of the upcoming MacBook Pro, but there are some bits and pieces worthy of our attention. The upcoming 16-inch portable is expected to feature an all-new design that will probably involve a next-gen display with very thin bezels, maybe alongside a whole new keyboard with more touch-sensitive area or even an entire touchscreen that could act both as a keyboard and touchpad. The resolution of the main display is expected to hit at least 3,072 x 1,920 pixels.

According to a recent report that surfaced online on the Taiwanese website Economic Daily, local supplier Radiant Opto-Electronics will be the exclusive backlight module supplier for the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The same report also revealed that a new iPad will enter production this month and will use a backlight module from the same brand.

All the above should be taken with a grain of salt for now, but one thing is certain: new iPads and MacBooks are coming. Remains to see when are they going to hit the market, what's new, and if Apple will be able to price them low enough to make them a worthy choice for as many potential customers as possible.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-07-11 (Update: 2019-07-11)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.