It seems almost certain that Apple will introduce an overhauled MacBook model with the largest screen size since the 17-inch Pro cancellation. And the best thing about the new 16-inch version is that it doesn't want a bigger footprint than the current 15-inch MacBook Pro. Recent reports claimed that Apple was able to reduce the size of the frames of its 15.4-inch laptop to fit even more display in the same space. The new device is expected to arrive this fall, and there is a new source that suggests it could be released even faster than expected.
Looking at the total portable market and the effects of the US-China trade war on sales, TrendForce found that shipments grew by 1
Apple sold 3.2 million units during the period, registering an increase of 1.7% compared to the March quarter. All other leading players in the business, including HP, Lenovo and Dell, recorded growth in Q2, with TrendForce as expected demand in the coming quarter.
Interestingly, analysts cite Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro in its September quarter notebook sales estimate, suggesting that Apple could launch the laptop earlier than expected.
According to the 3Q outlook for portable shipments, the demand for Chromebooks is still strong thanks to the return period to school; At the same time, we are seeing new products hitting the shelves, such as Apple's 16-inch MacBook, Dell's 16:10 aspect ratio, Asus dual-screen laptop, and various notebooks in ever-growing demand. Although the actual number of sales has to wait until the market gives its verdict, these new releases help to increase stock levels.
At least one previous report noted that Apple could launch the 16-inch laptop in September. At the time, we assumed it must have been a mistake since Apple usually unveiled new Mac and iPad hardware in October, about a month after the annual iPhone incident in mid-September.
Unveiling the 16-inch MacBook Pro at the iPhone event, and launching it in late September can help Apple's bottom line for the period, though there are only speculations at this time.
Nevertheless, TrendForce is at least the fifth source to claim that the 16-inch MacBook Pro is coming this year, MacRumors explains. It would be bizarre for all these sources to be crazy about Apple's plans for the Pro Series this year. However, unlike other analysts and other sources, TrendForce does not reveal any details about the new Pro.