A Bloomberg report details that Apple will be launching the 16-inch MacBook Pro tomorrow and the Mac Pro in December. It has further shed more light on the pricing and features of the new MacBook Pro.
The new 16-inch MacBook Pro will carry a starting price tag of $2,399. Previous rumors had pegged the price of the bigger MacBook Pro to start at $3,000.
Apart from a bigger screen, it will feature a new scissor-mechanism keyboard that will be more reliable than the butterfly keyboard the company currently uses on the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
The Touchbar layout on the machine will also be slightly different as it will have a physical Esc key. As for the bigger screen, it will be brighter and appeal to video and photo editors. While not mentioned, the new machine should also come with updated AMD GPU and other improvements to make it more powerful than the existing model.
This will be the first major update to the MacBook Pro line since it was redesigned three years ago. The new, brighter screen will come in a 16-inch version, up from the current 15-inch option, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing unannounced products. The display will likely appeal to video and photo editors, gamers and software developers.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro will replace the current 15-inch MacBook Pro in Apple’s lineup. The company has already held private press briefings regarding the new MacBook.
The report states that the new Mac Pro which was unveiled by Apple back in WWDC this year will launch in December. It is unclear when the company will provide more details about its pricing and configurations though.
Update: In some follow-up tweets, Mark Gurman has detailed some specs of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. He says that it will come with a 4% bigger display than the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro that will be brighter and sport higher resolution. It will also have noise canceling microphones along with louder and clearer speakers.
The screen on the new MacBook Pro is less than 4% larger than the current 15.4 inch. So it’s really going to be about the higher resolution, impressive speakers, noise cancelling microphones and of course the all new keyboard (similar to the iMac external Magic Keyboard).
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) November 13, 2019