Apple’s upcoming MacBook Pro in 2021 will feature a design language inspired by the recently launched iPhone 12, which has flat edges and a display that is curved from the corners.
As per analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new MacBook Pro will get rid of the curve top and bottom parts of the current models and feature a flat-edged design reminiscent of iPhone 12, or iPad Pro.
2021 MacBook Pro will have a new design, Kuo reiterates
This new bit of news was uncovered in a new investor’s note by Ming-Chi Kuo, obtained by MacRumors, which says:
In terms of casing design, the new models cancel the curvy design of existing models’ top and bottom parts and adopt a flat-edged form factor design similar to the iPhone 12.
This is slightly similar to a recent report by Bloomberg, which said that a new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro will launch in 2021 with thinner bezels, and lighter designs, along with MagSafe, USB-4, improved display, and faster Apple Silicon. The SD card slot will also be making a return to the MacBook Pro. Although Bloomberg did not shed much light on specific design changes, Kuo’s note gives us a hint of what to expect.
Kuo had previously reported on these changes in January 2021, when he reported that MacBook Pro will move to 14-inch and 16-inch display sizes, thanks to smaller bezels, Touch Bar will be replaced by function keys, and there will be more ports compared to current models.
Although iPhone 12’s design has been praised universally, it is not the first Apple product to get this look. Apple had used this design with the 2018 iPad Pro, which was unlike anything else in the market, and still is. The design can be traced back to the iPhone 4, which had a flat back and sides. It will not be surprising to anyone if Apple adopts the same design language for its new MacBook Pro models, however, MacBook Air is expected to get the new design next year.
Future MacBooks might also get Face ID and cellular support, as per Bloomberg’s report.