Where's the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro? Apple has not officially announced the bigger listing in the laptop lineup, but there is growing evidence that we can finally be at a reveal as soon as this week.
This is the MacBook Pro that is expected to be the first to replace the troubled butterfly keyboard with more reliable scissor switch keys. The rumored MacBook Pro update also seems to have slightly slimmer borders around the sides of the larger screen and changes to the Touch Bar layout.
Apple already held its biggest fall event in September, debuting the iPhone 11 and Apple Watch Series 5.
The company held another fall event in previous years focusing on hardware for Mac and iPad, but Apple spent October to premiere Apple TV + programs for entertainment press before the video service was launched on November 2.
What appears to be happening instead of a dedicated Apple hardware event this year is another play the company has been known to use to reveal announcements.
Apple has a dedicated location in New York City where it occasionally holds private briefings with press members to give presentations and offer hands-on demonstration time.
This week seems to be one of those occasions based on what 9to5Mac hears in private and suggests calculations by several public disclosures. If Apple holds private press meetings at the beginning of this week, it suggests that we can see the topic of the meetings that were announced publicly mid-week.
But what suggests that this may be about the unreleased 16-inch MacBook Pro? It's an educated guess (and I haven't personally held my breath during the previous release rumors).
Apple has other hardware on the horizon, including the published but unreleased 2019 Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, both released before the end of the year, and rumors of hardware tracker codes were first discovered by 9to5Mac this summer which can be viewed at any time.
But proof that Apple has been preparing a 16-inch MacBook Pro for a while now has just kept piling up. From supply chain reports from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo to Apple that sends several previews of what the machine will look like, the 16-inch MacBook Pro 2019 has written all over whether Apple is willing to start delivering hardware.
Apple has updated or custom made models of the 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro and the 15-inch MacBook Pro so far this year, though each machine has a keyboard included in Apple's keyboard service program for reliability issues.
We should know how this turns out in a few days, so stay tuned. Learn more about what we expect from the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro here.
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