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14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pros: Everything We Know

In November 2020, Apple launched the latest M1 MacBook Pro, but there were no design improvements included in the new edition. That will change in 2021, with reports that Apple has a big refresh in MacBook Pro design.

The MacBook Pro models of 14 and 16-inch in 2021 will feature the largest redesign of MacBook Pro design that we saw since 2016, and the new machines will also deal with user concerns about MacBook Pro for years by reproducing more old features such as MagSafe, more harbors and physical function keys.

The rumors in this guide were taken from Ming-Chi Kuo and Mark Gurman by Apple analyst Bloomberg, both of whom also provide an accurate understanding of Apple's plans.


The two MacBook Pro versions of Apple are revised in the works, 14 and 16-inch. The new 13.3-inch model will be replaced with the 14-inch model and the original 16-inch version will be replaced.

For the upgraded 14-inch edition, the overall casing size is likely to remain identical to the 13-inch MacBook Pro, with largely a reduction in the top and side lenses.

14-inch MacBook Pro

However, physical size can increase slightly. As Apple moved to the MacBook Pro 15.4-inch, physical dimensions increased to 14.09 x 9.68 inches from 13.75 x 9.48 inches and something very much like the MacBook Pro 14-inch.

There will be some significant improvements in the design of both new versions. The latest MacBook Pro models will have a flat-scale design which will "close to iPhone 12" with no curved edges such as current models, believes Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Gurman confirmed Kuo's report, but his information indicates that the flat-side design might not be too diverse. He says the upgraded models will look identical to current models, but they will have "minor design improvements," so we'll have to wait to see how important these changes are in the overall design.

16-inch MacBook Pro

The revised MacBook Pro models use the same MacBook Pro 16-inch heat pipe design. Apple upgraded MacBook Pro's thermal system to extend the heat pipe size, add thermal pads and increase the heat sink size by 35%.

In 2016 Apple launched a new version for MacBook Pro that removed all ports except USB-C ports and 3.5mm headphone jack. However, the previous models featured the TOST MagSafe Via connector, Thunderbolt ports, USB-A ports, HDMI port, SD card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.


Although chassis updates are smaller than Kuo's, there are other changes to the works that will make the 2021 update a big one. Kuo suspects, though he has not mentioned which ports this could be, that Apple is adding more ports to the model MacBook Pro.

In 2016 Apple launched a new version for MacBook Pro that removed all ports except USB-C ports and 3.5mm headphone jack. However, the previous models featured the TOST MagSafe Via connector, Thunderbolt ports, USB-A ports, HDMI port, SD card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

MacBook Pro models next generation should have an additional SD card reader that provides a simpler way of transferring pictures taken with cameras, drones, and similar devices.

Given that Apple emphasizes USB-C and its slim nature, we won't probably see the return of USB-A, but Kuo said it's going to have plenty of ports on the new machines, so most consumers don't 'may need to buy more dongles.'


The new machines should carry MagSafe back to Mac's line-up along with additional ports. The MacBook Pro connectors were used in 2006-16 when Apple replaced the USB-C connector with MagSafe. Now it seems that it has been returned to ̄MagSafe's design. Apple has now replaced MacBook Pro versions.

Both Kuo and Gurman plan to have ÚtmagSafe ALL in their latest MacBook Pro versions, with the reloading ÚtmagSafe ALL of the other optional USB-C ports separated from the recharging port.

In a new MacBook Pro model, the osMagSafé AT 2 connectors and ports used before 2016 is supposed to be identical to the osMagSafé ATT 2. This allows for a quick-release magnetic link that prevents device harm and the cable when the cord has been thrown.

The altaMagSafe recharging feature should enable faster load speeds than with USB C, as we expect the upcoming MacBook Pro models to ship with an altaMagSafe recharging cable and the corresponding power adjustment since Apple is switching over to a new charge technology.

Touch bar not available

In the 2016 Macs, Apple introduced a Touch Bar with a small OLED screen with physical function keys. Apple had great expectations for Touch Bar and planned it as an adaptable mini display, offering customized controls and various functions per app, but it never appeared that the Touch Bar was capable of reaching consumers.

Kuo says the 2021 MacBook Pro models are deleted from the touch bar and physical function keys are replaced. Apple has reviewed MacBook Pro models that do not have a Touch Bar by Gurman.


Gurman suggests that the latest MacBook Pro models would feature "brighter, more contrasting screens" display upgrades, and Kuo suggested revamped computers are the first Macs with mini-LED displays, marked by major quality improvement.

Since in its most recent report Kuo did not mention mini-LED technology, it may be that the feature is delayed until later. Nevertheless, a recent DigiTimes article indicated that the latest model MacBook Pro would actually have mini-LED displays.

Apples will use approximately 10,000 LEDs, each of them below 200microns if they switch to a mini-LED in their 2021 MacBook Pro versions. Thinner and lighter designs are possible with Mini-LED technology with many OLED benefits such as enhanced broad-color gamut, high dynamic contrast, and more black.


The entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro already has an ‌M1‌ chip, and in 2021, all-new MacBook Pro models will gain Apple silicon chips. Apple is not expected to release MacBook Pro models with Intel chips, phasing Intel chips out of the notebook line entirely.

Apple is working on higher-end Apple silicon chips that have as many as 16 power cores and four efficiency cores, which would annihilate any Intel CPU in terms of performance, and there are even higher-core options that Apple is exploring. There's also new GPU technology in the works, with Apple designing 16 and 32-core GPU options, some of which could be used in the new MacBook Pro models.

The "M2" chip of Apple was supposedly launched in April, meaning it could make a debut in new MacBook Pro models in July.

Leaked Schematics

Schemes hackers stolen from the Quanta Computer supplier confirms Apple's plans for the addition of additional ports to MacBook Pro and the reintroduction of Último Service.

The schedules display the MacBook Pro Logic Board. There is an HDMI port on the right side of the unit with a USB-C/Thunderbolt and an SD Card reader. The left side has two more USB-C/Thunderbolt ports, and a new charging slot for MagSafe, which is equivalent to three USB-C/Thunderbolt ports instead of four ports today.

The name of Mac's code is "J316," meaning that we saw the MacBook Pro's 16-inch logic board. There is also a variant "J314," which probably correlates to the MacBook Pro 14-inch on which Apple is also rumored to function. The new ports, the charging of MagSafe as a choice, and the upgraded Apple silicon chips are expected in both machines.

Date of Launch

In the second half of 2021 and in the third quarter it is planned that the latest MacBook Pro models will come into manufacture.

It is anticipated that the introduction of new MacBook Pro models would lead to Mac record ships in 2021.


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Source- Macrumors

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