Latest macOS Catalina beta hints at new 16-inch MacBook Pro

Rumors have been circulating for months that Apple is readying a new, 16-inch MacE-book Pro mannequin — some studies claiming as early as this yr — and we’d have simply gotten a primary look at it, due to a new picture hidden within the newest macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta that was uncovered by MacEra.

The file apparently refers to a new MacE-book Pro mannequin designated “MacBookPro16,1” (which in and of itself simply signifies that it’s a new mannequin — the 16 right here is probably going only a coincidence primarily based on how Apple does its mannequin numbering), and contains a thumbnail picture for what positively seems to be like a bigger MacE-book Pro with thinner bezels than the present 15-inch mannequin’s icon.

MacRumors has confirmed that the recordsdata — which depict the new mannequin in each silver and area grey colours — are current within the present beta, which implies that if the picture is correct to the completed design (and never only a placeholder), than we could possibly be getting our first good look at the latest MacE-book Pro.


The present 15-inch MacE-book Pro icon (left) in comparison with the newly found icon (proper)
Images: MacEra

While the picture is certainly of a bigger MacE-book with thinner bezels, there’s no approach to inform from right here whether or not probably the most requested change — a new scissor-switch keyboard that’s rumored to be debuting on the 16-inch mannequin to interchange Apple’s closely maligned butterfly switches — is current as effectively.

It wouldn’t be the primary time Apple’s unintentionally leaked a new product design with unintended beta icons, both: the corporate confirmed the iPhone X’s redesign with an beta icon, in addition to the iPhone XS Max and iPad Pro redesigns final yr. Most lately, Apple’s rumored noise-cancelling AirPod Pros might need made an look within the iOS 13.2 beta.

Apple’s been rumored to be engaged on a 16-inch MacE-book Pro that might debut a new design for a while, with Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claiming that the bigger mannequin will introduce a new keyboard that can trickle all the way down to the remainder of the lineup in 2020. Historically, Apple has had a second fall occasion in October the place it has tended to concentrate on iPad and Mac updates. Combined with the beta pictures, it may imply that we’re just some days away from Apple formally saying the new laptop computer.

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