Apple is planning to introduce a new 14-inch MacBook Pro this year, as well as a 16-inch MacBook Pro. Both are scheduled to be launched in the second half of the year and will have a Mini-LED backlit display with thinner bezels.
This information matches that have previously given by veteran Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, according to the DigiTimes. At this point, it is almost inevitable that Apple will release both of these MacBook Pros later this year.
Kuo has teased a lot of details about the MacBook Pro 2021, these new MacBooks will also feature a brighter Mini-LED screen, M1 chips, a new design with smooth top and bottom edges, MagSafe charging, and physical function keys rather than a touch bar.
The 14-inch model will most likely replace the current 13-inch MacBook Pro, but we expect it to be just slightly larger due to the rumoured new design, which will sport slimmer bezels. Many of these specifics have been confirmed by Bloomberg, so it seems that we’re getting a decent idea of what the new MacBook Pro would look like.
However, the most exciting news is that Apple’s flagship laptop line for 2021 will be much more accommodating in terms of ports. MacBook Pro (2020) was a disappointment as it only had a pair of Thunderbolt ports, so it’s nice to see Apple fixing this issue.
According to sources like Bloomberg and Kuo, this year’s MacBook Pros will have an SD card reader and an HDMI port, eliminating the need for at least a couple of dongles. However, any USB-A accessories would still need one.