Apple Inc. may launch MacBook Pro with a 16-inch screen and a revamped keyboard today, people familiar with the matter have told Bloomberg. As per the report by the agency, the display with higher resolution will likely ‘appeal to video and photo editors, gamers and software developers.’ If true, this could be considered as the first major refresh in the MacBook Pro laptop lineup after 2016. Further, Apple has been facing flak for its laptops’ keyboard and apparently, the 16-inch machine may bring a more reliable design.
The report also says that the existing 13-inch models won’t be updated this time around. The 15-inch models, which were launched in May at a starting price of Rs 199,900 in India, will be replaced by the 16-inch model. Reportedly, the price of the machine will remain the same and it may go on sale this week in the US. Additionally, the speakers on the new laptop are said to be louder, and Apple is also said to launch a revamped Mac Pro desktop computer in December.
The current MacBook Pro line-up consists of laptops with 13-inch and 15-inch displays. Under the hood, they have 8th and 9th generation Intel Core processors. Apple claims that these machines are twice as fast as a quad-core MacBook Pro and deliver 40 per cent more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro laptops are the high-end laptops that are used for compiling code, processing high-resolution images, rendering 3D graphics, editing multiple streams of 4K video, among other heavy tasks.
These MacBook Pro comes with a Retina display with 500 nits of brightness and True Tone technology for 'a natural, true-to-life viewing experience'. Among other highlights are the machines’ SSD storage, the Apple T2 security chip, and Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging and connecting up to two 5K displays or four external GPUs. These laptops run on macOS Mojave.