Apple has planned to launch new updated MacBook Pros “later this year,” according to a new report from Bloomberg. These new models will be available in both 14-inch and 16-inch sizes, with new and improved Apple Silicon processors, like those Apple introduced on the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro late last year. Model has presented. You’d also see the return of Apple’s MagSafe charger, a magnetic charging port that would replace USB-C for power, and they could potentially do without the Touch Bar, the tiny strip of OLED display that plugs into a modern keyboard MacBook integrated is advantages.
Bloomberg’s report suggests that these MacBook Pro models will have processors with more cores and better graphics capabilities than the existing M1 chips that power Apple’s current notebooks with internal silicon, and that they will also have displays with lighter panels that provide higher contrast Offer. According to the sources of the report, they are physically similar to existing notebooks, but they will see the return of MagSafe, the dedicated magnetic charging interface that Apple used before switching power to USB-C on its laptops.
The advantage of MagSafe was that it was easily disconnected in the event that someone accidentally tripped over the power cord while it was plugged in without pulling on the computer. This also meant that all data ports for accessories would remain free. According to Bloomberg, in addition to these other benefits, the revitalized MagSafe for new notebooks also offers faster charging compared to USB-C.
The Touch Bar has been a topic of debate since its inception. Pro users in particular seem to dislike the interface option, especially because it replaces a number of dedicated physical keys that could be useful in professional workflows. The report claims that Apple “tested versions that remove the Touch Bar” so it seems less clear that Apple will finally solve that particular bell, but I personally know a lot of people who would be excited if this happened would.
Finally, according to Bloomberg, Apple is also planning a new, redesigned MacBook Air. That was only updated a few months ago, and the report says it won’t follow these new MacBook Pros until “long after,” so it’s unlikely to 2021 arrives.