After the prospect of a new MacBook Pro 2019 seemed all but dead and buried, there has been a last-minute turnaround which could see the new size revealed this year after all.
Throughout 2019, there have been scores of rumours about a 16-inch MacBook Pro. With the year coming to a close, it seemed likely we wouldn’t see the new device until 2020.
The Apple iPhone 11 event came and went with nary a mention and – then – the AirPods Pro were surprisingly dropped. Yet, the 16-inch MacBook Pro remained elusive.
While we still have little confirmed details about a MacBook Pro 2019, there has been a lot of rumours and speculation about the device – from a new keyboard to a redesigned touch bar.
We’ve brought together everything you need to know about a new 16-inch MacBook Pro right here. Read on for the low-down on Apple’s latest foray into a new design for the MacBook lineup.
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MacBook Pro 2019 release date – When is the 16-inch MacBook Pro out?
Just when it seems like the MacBook Pro 2019 horse had bolted, it’s been reign in at the last minute.
After a disappointing October for expectant MacBook Pro fans, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro looks like it could be announced this week.
Reports suggest a private press briefing is being held by Apple over in the US and it will include a hands-on with a new product.
It makes a whole lot of sense for the new device to be the 16-inch MacBook Pro – with it being the only rumoured product expected to be unveiled by Apple in the coming months.
While the announcement could come this week, we still don’t know when a release date would be. However, you can expect that information to be divulged alongside the product reveal.
MacBook Pro 2019 price – How much will it cost?
The MacBook Pro 2019 pricing is yet to be revealed.
The current bottom-of-the-line 15-inch MacBook Pro currently starts at £2399. Therefore, we would expect to see the new 16-inch model begin at a similar price – however, Apple isn’t shy about price rises for new form factors so don’t be surprised to see a higher price than this.
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MacBook Pro 2019 – Design and display
The next MacBook Pro is expected to have a 16-inch display – so much so that it would be a pretty big surprise if the next entry into the line was anything different.
While the 16-inch MacBook Pro will – obviously – have a bigger display than the 15-inch model, it is expected that the dimensions will be fairly similar. The similarity will be due to significantly smaller bezels on the new MacBook Pro.
Regarding the quality of the display itself, some speculation has pointed towards a 3072 x 1920 display. MacBook Pro displays are often a dream to look at but some may still be disappointed that the new model won’t come with a 4K screen.
The keyboard looks like it could see a big change from previous iterations. Along with replacing the much-maligned butterfly keyboard with new scissor switches, it was recently reported that the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and ESC-key would be separated from the touch bar on the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
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MacBook Pro 2019 – Specs and performance
The MacBook Pro 2019 is likely to sport a similar CPU setup to the current 15-inch MacBook Pro in the form of an 9th Generation Intel Core processor.
It’s not out of question that the MacBook Pro will be powered by Intel’s new Ice Lake or Comet Lake chips either, which only launched a couple of months ago and so would coincide nicely with the new MacBook Pro launch.
Elsewhere, the specs are likely to match up with previous MacBook Pro models, just with more powerful alternatives.