14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro filings found in Chinese regulatory database

Apple’s upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models have been found in new filings with the Chinese regulatory authority. The filing was done by Apple supplier Sunwoda Electronic and it is for batteries for new MacBook Pro models, 8693mAh and 6068mAh, which seem to be for 16-inch and 14-inch models respectively.

16-inch redesigned M1 MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro makes another appearance, this time in a Chinese regulatory database

As spotted by MacRumors, The battery capacities in the filings might be for the upcoming 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The 16-inch model has a slightly smaller battery capacity than the current Intel-based 16-inch MacBook Pro, while the 14-inch model has a slightly larger battery capacity. The battery capacity changes are likely due to the upcoming design changes in both laptops.

Despite the slight battery changes, both of the new models will be powered by Apple Silicon, so the battery capacity should not make much of a difference due to the increased efficiency that Apple’s custom processors feature. The 13-inch MacBook Pro features 20 hours of battery life, so we expect the new larger MacBook Pro models to easily match or exceed this number.

There have been multiple rumors and leaks already with regards to an imminent launch of a new Apple Silicon MacBook Pro model at WWDC21. The new MacBook Pro models are expected to ship with new features such as a mini-LED display, a new magnetic charging cable with faster charging, a new chip that is faster than M1, an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and no Touch Bar. The design is also expected to look similar to the new iPhone 12 and iPad Pro models, with thin bezels, a flat design, and curved edges.

As per Jon Prosser, the new MacBook Pro will be powered by a custom M1X processor and is confirmed to launch at WWDC21. As the conference is targeted towards developers. Apple rarely introduced new hardware during the event.

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