Apple is scheduled to host its “Unleashed” event on Monday, October 18 where it is expected to announce new MacBook Pro models and next-generation AirPods. Ahead of the event, Twitter user @Apple_Tomorrow has published renders of what the 14 and 16-inch models could look like. The renders are based on recent leaks, including one that suggests Apple will be switching to 14:9 displays with the upcoming lineup.
New renders of 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models published ahead of Apple’s event
The renders published by @Apple Tomorrow look a lot like the current 13 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, however, there is one key difference: the display. The new models are expected to feature slimmer bezels and a flat edge-to-edge design like iPhone 12. The display, which is rumored to be mini-LED, could feature a 120Hz refresh rate with ProMotion tech.
Along with the new display tech, the new MacBook Pro models will not feature a logo at the bottom of the screen. The screen is expected to include a 1080p webcam for better FaceTime calls. The base model will feature 16GB RAM and 512GB storage and the M1X chip will have the same configuration for both variants.
The new models will not feature the Touch Bar. The company might replace it with a fingerprint scanner that can be found on the new iMac keyboards. In terms of ports, this lineup is rumored to see the return of beloved features like HDMI port, SD-card slot, and MagSafe charging.
Finally, the models will feature a new charging brick if MagSafe charging is about to return. It is expected that despite all the internal and external upgrades, the new models will retail for the same price as the current Intel-based models. The price difference between the new 14-inch and 16-inch models will be narrower.
Check out how to watch Apple’s upcoming ‘Unleashed’ event on October 18, 2021, here.