Last month, Apple announced its 2020 MacBook Air refresh alongside the 2020 iPad Pro lineup. It was expected that the company would also announce the rumored 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic keyboard and faster internals but that did not happen.
A new rumor from Jon Prosser claims that Apple would be announcing the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, AirTags, and its first over-ear headphones at WWDC 2020. The Cupertino company has already announced that it won’t be holding a physical WWDC event this year. Instead, an online-only event would be held in June, though given the COVID-19 pandemic, it is entirely possible that the company ends up delaying the event.
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— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) March 31, 2020
Apple has long been rumored to be working on premium over-ear headphones. After launching the AirPods Pro with excellent noise cancellation, it only makes sense for the company to go ahead and also release a premium pair of over-ear headphones. As for AirTags, they were rumored to launch late last year, though that did not happen. References to the Tile-like tracker have been discovered numerous times in iOS 13 confirming their impending release. A report from February had pointed to the AirTags being released in Q3, though Apple can always announce the tracker in June and then put them up for sale in August.
As for the 2020 refresh of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, it is expected to launch with new generation processors from Intel. Most importantly though, Apple could increase the display size to 14-inch on the machine just like it did with the 16-inch MacBook Pro refresh last year. The refresh will also see Apple dump its unreliable Butterly keyboard in favor of the new Magic Keyboard and double the base storage to 256GB. Reputed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also believes a Q2 launch is on the cards for the 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro refresh.
Are you looking forward to Apple’s over-ear headphones? Or are you more excited about the 13-inch MacBook Pro shipping with Magic Keyboard and faster internals? Drop a comment and let us know!