Do you remember when Apple claimed that the iPhone X was "all screen"? Well, it wasn't but the company's upcoming new MacBook Pro might get the same marketing treatment.
Apple is expected to release a next-generation MacBook Pro version this year with the largest display seen on an Apple laptop since the 17-inch model was discontinued a few years ago. It is the 16-inch MacBook Pro that has been appearing in more and more rumors and leaks lately. A brand new report now reveals an interesting detail about the upcoming device that will make it even more appealing to buyers: the 1
disclosure comes from Digitimes who claims Apple will unveil the 16-inch model in September. That's probably a mistake, considering that Apple releases new iPhones and Apple Watches every September, with Mac and iPad announcements usually saved for a second press conference in October. That said, the report says that the 16-inch device has smaller frames that allowed Apple to increase the screen size of the laptop without changing the overall footprint.
The report notes that Quanta is tasked with producing the laptop, while LG will provide 3072 x 1920 LCD monitors Apple uses. Other specifications have not been mentioned, but the laptop is expected to be more expensive than the 15-inch models.
The rumor makes a lot of sense considering that the 15-inch MacBook Pro actually has a display with a 15.4-inch diagonal measurement. Apple just needs to add 0.6 inches to it, which doesn't seem like much, especially considering that the 15-inch MacBook Pro has relatively thick rows at the top and bottom.
Provided the information is correct, it means that the 16-inch laptop will not be heavier or bulkier than the 15-inch model, making it just as easy to flip around. This also seems to mean that the notebook will have no extra ports beyond the four USB-C ports found on current 15-inch models.