Apple To Launch 16-Inch MacBook Pro By October End Featuring Scissor Keyboard And Ultra-Thin Bezels [Report]

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The rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro might not have been announced yet, but DigiTimes believes that it will still be outed before the end of October. That’s according to a new report citing the usual unnamed supply chain sources.

Those same sources say that Taiwan’s Quanta Computer has already begun making the 16-inch MacBook Pro in shipping quantities, read for stocking of stores and whatnot. The machine is believed to have the new scissor keyboard that will signal the death of the troublesome butterfly one, too.

The report also has the machine sporting an “ultra-thin bezel design” which would fit with previous reports that the notebook will be similar in size to a current 15-inch MacBook pro. The thinner bezels will allow for a larger screen without increasing the overall footprint.

New Coffee Lake Intel processes are also likely to be used in the new machine, with the new Ice Lake chips needed for such a notebook not yet available

We’ve been hearing a lot about the 16-inch MacBook Pro of late, with MacGeneration spotting an image of what appears to be the unannounced notebook in the recent macOS 10.15.1 Catalina beta. That again shows a notebook that looks similar to a 15-inch model but with more screen real estate.

If Apple is indeed going to announce the new 16-inch MacBook Pro before the end of October it’s unlikely to be at a media event. With days running out there simply isn’t enough time to summon the media to Apple Park.

(Source: DigiTimes)

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