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Prosser 'confirms' new MacBook Pro models for WWDC 2021

Apple appears to be teasing a MacBook Pro reveal in this WWDC promo image. (Image: Apple)
Apple appears to be teasing a MacBook Pro reveal in this WWDC promo image. (Image: Apple)
Apple leaker Jon Prosser has ‘confirmed’ that the next-generation Apple MacBook Pro models will debut at Apple’s June 7 WWDC 2021 event. The new models are expected to usher in a new design with an upgraded Apple M1X or M2 chip and mini-LED displays.

Apple’s World Wide Developer Conferences are usually reserved solely for providing details on the company’s plans for the next generation of its operating systems. This year, it is anticipated that the company will announce iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and the next versions of macOS 11, watchOS and tvOS. Occasionally, it has also seen a hardware reveal and Apple tipster believes this year we will see the launch of Apple’s rumored next-generation MacBook Pro models.

Prosser ‘confirmed’ this on Twitter in response to an Apple WWDC 2021 promo image that showed coders using MacBooks. The new MacBook Pro models are expected to bring a raft of changes, including a reversion to the inclusion of HDMI and SD card slot ports. The company is also said to be reverting to physical function keys and dropping the Touch Bar with both sets of changes coming in response to overwhelming customer feedback that dongles and Touch Bars were not the way forward.

The new redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are also expected to feature Apple’s custom mini-LED technology which first debuted on the recently released 12.9-inch iPad Pro. They are also expected to debut more powerful Apple silicon in the form of either an upgraded M1X chip or an all-new M2 chip. The former seems more likely as it will necessitate only the addition of extra high-performance cores and GPU cores, while the latter would necessitate all-new architecture that isn’t expected to debut until the launch of the A15 SoC in the iPhone 13.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2021-05-25 (Update: 2021-05-25)