Apple has already updated its MacBook Pro lineup earlier this year with two devices of 13-inch and 15-inch displays and running 8th and 9th generation Intel Core chipsets. But it seems like the company is still not done with MacBook Pro lineup as rumors about a 16-inch MacBook Pro release in September are taking rounds of the internet.
According to a Forbes report, the iPhone maker is preparing to release a 16-inch MacBook Pro in September alongside the new iPhone models or even prior to that. This implies that alongside the upgraded successors of the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max, the event will also welcome a new MacBook Pro. Forbes reported it as per the information from the IHS Markit.
IHS Markit Associate Director of Consumer Electronics, Jeff Lin told Forbes that the new 16-inch MacBook Pro from Apple will have an LCD display manufactured by LG Display. While the screen resolution will reportedly be 3072×1920 pixels, the device will run Mac OS Catalina alongside a brand new CPU (reportedly Intel 9th Gen).
In an email to the publication, Jeff Lin wrote, “We foresee that Apple will release a new product [at the] Sep’19 Apple event if there’s no unexpected development issue.” This means that 2019 iPhones are not the only devices coming in September this year from Apple.
Upgraded MacBook Pro Lineup
Interestingly, the surprise list goes long as Lin told that a new MacBook Pro is not the only thing Apple will release. According to Lin, Apple will also update existing 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup with the processor as well as OS upgrades. Apple has recently launched the Mac OS Catalina at WWDC 2019 and there will be no surprise to see the updated MacBook Pro and MacBook Air ship with this OS.
Notably, this is not the first rumor coming about a separate MacBook Pro. If we recall correctly, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo already revealed that Apple is planning on a new MacBook Pro model with bigger size display of 16-inch to 16.5-inch. Ming told media that this will be Apple’s biggest MacBook Pro since the 17-inch model was stopped back in 2012.
Kuo also revealed some more information about the new MacBook Pro lineup earlier such as Apple’s plan of adding 32GB RAM option in the 13-inch MacBook Pro.