It is a well-known secret that Apple is prepping a bigger 16-inch MacBook Pro. According to Economic Daily News, sources in the supply chain predict 16-inch MacBook Pro is expected to be released in October.
The report also reveals that the new MacBook Pro will come equipped with a 3,072 x 1920 resolution LCD manufactured by LG. As far as production is concerned, the new MacBook is likely to be manufactured by Quanta and Foxconn. Furthermore, the report also hints at a refreshed MacBook Pro 13-inch and MacBook Air, both arriving in October. The latest report corroborates with the previous one.
Apple has updated the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro in May. The chances are that Apple might not update the Pro models so soon. Apple has rarely refreshed MacBook lineup two times in a year. This also gives rise to a much important question. Will the new 16-inch MacBook Pro replaces the 15-inch variant or whether it will be sold alongside the 15-inch variant? So far there is no mention of 15-inch MacBook Pro in the report, however, it is quite likely that Apple might release the 15-inch laptop at a much later date.
The reports about upcoming MacBooks are trickling in as we near the launch. This month a report elucidated that Apple will be ditching the butterfly keyboard on new MacBooks in favour of scissor keyboard. The move is aimed at solving never-ending issues that plague butterfly keyboards.
Apple typically hosts a Mac event in October and if the reports are to be believed, the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be launched at the event. All said and done, the 16-inch MacBook Pro seems to be real and will soon see the light of the day. Lastly, the report mentions that 16-inch MacBook Pro is likely to be priced at $3000.
[via Economic Daily News]