Apple is widely expected to introduce a brand new 16-inch MacBook Pro this fall, and a new report now claims that the new laptop will actually replace the 15-inch model. Such a move would make a lot of sense for Apple, given that the 16-inch display will fit inside the same chassis as the current 15-inch model, according to a recent report. Apple will reduce the frame to accommodate more on-screen properties, explaining the unevenness from 15.4 inches to 16 inches. Also, let's not forget that Apple killed the 12-inch MacBook and older 13-inch MacBook Air less than a year after introducing the MacBook Air retina. This shows that Apple is looking for a simpler series when it comes to laptops, and canceling the 1
This is still only a rumor for the time being since we are months away from the 16 introduction of the MacBook Pro, but we have heard about the new model time and time again. This latest news comes from IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin, who told Forbes that the 16-inch MacBook Pro will start production in September at a monthly rate of 39,000 units.
The laptop will use the same Intel Coffee Lake-H updated as the current 15-inch MacBook Pro, which was updated earlier this year with new processors. That means the same CPU choices available for the 15-inch MacBook Pro come with the 16-inch model. On that note, Lin added that the 15-inch model would reach lifetime (EOL) a few months later, in November. The analyst found confirmations from OEMs and panelists that the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro will be discontinued this year.
If the 16-inch laptop really replaces the 15-inch option in Apple's selection, it will be interesting to see what the base price will be. Reports have so far suggested that the 16-inch MacBook Pro may be more expensive than the 15-inch device. Apple is currently selling two 15-inch Pro versions starting at $ 3939 and $ 2,799. These models can be further customized on Apple's website, and prices will obviously increase accordingly.
Apple is expected to unveil its new 16-inch MacBook Pro along with new iPads this fall, probably in October.