It is reported that,appleThe M1 Pro/M1 Max machines have been refreshed for 2021, but the company typically has “a set of molds (design language) for several years”.
As for the shell,MacBookThe aluminum unibody body is used, but the shape is cut flatter and the bottomsurfaceAlso tuned less.
On the C side, an all-black keyboard is visible, complemented by a massive Force Touch trackpad and speaker grills flanking the sides.
On the screen side, the current MacBook Pro is equipped with ProMotion / mini-LED technology, the top and bottom bezels are only 3.5mm, but the controversial “notch” slot was introduced to accommodate the 1080p webcam.
Although I don’t expect a big change in the shape design, there are rumors that the MacBook Pro will soon upgrade the M2 Pro / M2 Max chip.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the M2 Max can have up to a 12-core CPU (up from the M1 Max’s 10 cores) + up to a 38-core GPU (currently up to 32 cores).
In addition, the M2 Max will support up to 64GB of unified memory, but more information on the slightly lower M2 Pro chip is not yet known.
Interestingly, Apple was previously rumored to be working on future devices including the MacBook ProOLEDscreen, and is expected to arrive as early as 2022.
However, it has been reported recently that OLED technology will not appear until 2024. It means that the update in 2023 may just be a good imagination.
Finally, there are rumors that Apple is considering the introduction of Face ID facial recognition to the Mac, and the high-end MacBook Pro models are expected to be the first to adopt it.
As for the release date, you can refer to Apple’s refreshed M1 Pro 14/16-inch MacBook model in October 2021.
Usually the company does an annual update round, but that’s not expected to happen this year. Mark Gurman said that Apple does not plan to update the 14/16-inch models before 2023.
As for the 13-inch MacBook Pro that ushered in the M2 refresh, it is mainly because the series has not been updated since the launch of the M1 MBP in 2020.