For the past week or so, Apple has been rumoured to launch a 16-inch MacBook Pro and now more details regarding it has surfaced. As per a report by Forbes, IHS Market, Jeff Lin, Associate Director of Consumer Electronics stated, “We foresee that Apple will release a new product [at the] Sep’19 Apple event if there’s no unexpected development issue.” This information was shared while discussing the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
IHS has stated this upcoming MacBook Pro has coming with an all-new display size of 16-inches, the new OS which is Mac OS Catalina and an all-new CPU. If this information is correct, Apple will now introduce a laptop with a 3072 x 1920 resolution that’s greater than the current 2880 x 1800 pixels found on the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro. A point to note here is that Apple will be using an LCD display and not an OLED display. This comes at a time when HP and Dell are using OLED screens on its laptops.
This isn’t the first time we have heard of a 16-inch MacBook Pro and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kup has claimed that it was in the works earlier on this year.
Apart from this MacBook, Apple is expected to introduce a new 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and a Retina MacBook Air with the recently announced MacOS Catalina. The laptops will come with new processors as well.
The report by Forbes goes on to state, “A MacBook Pro with a 16-inch-class display would be the largest screen on a MacBook in Apple's present lineup. The largest MacBook Pro currently has a 15.4-inch display. A MacBook that size could tap Intel's fastest mobile processors. As of summer 2019, that would be the 9th generation H series mobile Intel processors, such as Core i9-9980HK 8-core processor, which is now available on the May 2019 refresh of the 15-inch MacBook Pro.”
The biggest question here is what kind of graphics will be used on this laptop. The report states, “The May refresh of the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro is still using the same graphics configurable up to Radeon Pro Vega 20 graphics with 4GB of HBM2 memory. It's not clear what future AMD Radeon RDNA (formerly codenamed "Navi") graphics Apple could use in a mega MacBook Pro, as AMD hasn't specified what's coming yet.”...