October 18, 2019

Is a New 16" MacBook Pro Coming Soon?

Does the image hidden in macOS Catalina Beta confirm a New 16" MacBook Pro?

Though Apple has yet to confirm, rumors have been swirling for some time about the development of a 16" MacBook Pro. However, the company might've just inadvertently given us not just a clue to its existence but also a sneak peek at the laptop itself. 

According to MacGeneration, there are files hidden within macOS Catalina beta with thumbnail images of an Apple laptop titled "MacBookPro16,1". The laptop in the images themselves appears to be larger with thinner bezels, and appear to come in both Space Gray and Silver models, just like others in Apple's MacBook Pro line.

Credit: MacGeneration
Credit: MacGeneration

This could simply be a designation of a new model number, rather than an indicator of screen size, but the author of the original MacGeneration post, Stéphane Moussie, challenges this by overlaying an image of the 15" MacBook Pro over this new MacBook Pro image, saying:

[Editor's Note: The following was translated from French.]

The MacBook Pro 15" icon in transparency over that of the MacBook Pro 16". The screen of the latter is obviously larger, it is also noted that the borders of the 16" are thinner, including the top border (thank you Marcos).

Credit: MacGeneration

And here's a side-by-side comparison of the 15" and purported 16" MacBook Pro.

Credit: MacGeneration

Did Apple accidentally leak these images and are we, in fact, looking at a new 16" model of the MacBook Pro?

We won't know until Apple confirms, but it wouldn't be the first time the company leaked thumbnails of products yet to be officially announced. This might indicate that an announcement could be imminent, so stay tuned.     

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This wouldn't make sense to me. They'd have to replace the 15" if they did this and I don't see why they'd do that.

My 2017 15" MacBook Pro is identified as MacBookPro14,3. It's not 14". Those are just model identifiers.

October 20, 2019 at 8:29PM

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Matt Williams
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This new macbook pro looks cool and i damn exited to get this one. So it will be helpful for the for heavy task.

October 21, 2019 at 8:28AM

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This is totally unnecessary and for lack of a better word... wack. Apple is dead. They've been dead since Steve Jobs died. Putting syrup on sh*t doesn't make it pancakes. They'll probably charge and extra $1000 for that extra inch, if that's even what this means. Just recycling the same products and charging exorbitant prices without any innovation.

October 21, 2019 at 12:54PM, Edited October 21, 1:05PM

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