Apple is planning a "brand new" MacBook Pro design for this year, said well-connected Ming-Chi Kuo analyst in a research note obtained by MacRumors. The range would be presided over by a model with a 16 to 16.5-inch screen, which would make it the largest Mac laptop screen since the 17-inch models ceased to be sold in 2012. According to Mr. Kuo , the range could also include a 13 inch model with support for 32GB of RAM; At the moment, only the 15-inch MacBook Pro can be configured with this amount of memory.
A brand new design would be a little surprising, given that Apple has released the first Touch Bar models as late as 2016, more than four years after the introduction of previous screen models. Retina. On the other hand, this design has not been universally popular, with the keyboard entering the most prevalent critics for both its touch and its unreliability. Apple has changed the keyboard with each new specification, but a more complete solution may be needed.
Kuo also thinks that the long-awaited new Mac Pro will arrive this year with "easy-to-upgrade components", although Apple itself has already said so. More interestingly, Kuo has the first credible details of the external monitor that will mark the return of Apple in the market of professional screens. It would be a 31.6-inch 6K display with "a LED-like backlight design." Apple abandoned its latest monitor, the Thunderbolt Display, in 2016; For the moment, the best option for more modern Mac owners is the ultra-thin but imperfect LG UltraFine 5K 27 inch.
Kuo's report contains more information on this year's iPhone and iPad lineup, as well as accessories such as the new AirPods and the delayed AirPower charging mat – find out more here.