It is being widely reported that Apple will continue its 2019 new hardware parade in September with the unveiling of a 16-inch MacBook Pro. The laptop powerhouse will, if rumours are to be believed, exist in a class of its own within the company’s lineup. Everything we know about the computer so far is its purported LCD display resolution, which is 3072 x 1920. For comparison, the 15-inch Retina MacBooks have a resolution of 2880 x 1800.
The laptop’s target manufacturing date is September 2019, with monthly production rate estimated at 250,000 units. A radical redesign has been mentioned, too, although I personally struggle with imagining how Apple is going to deviate significantly from the MacBook line’s established design language. While I’m more keen on seeing the company fix issues with its existing designs, such as the notoriously problematic Butterfly keyboards, I’m always up for a pleasant surprise.
The rumored starting price for the new MacBook Pro is around USD 3000. Apple is currently selling its priciest pre-configured 15-inch MacBook Pro for USD 2799. It is likely that the base 16-inch laptop will be around its level of power, though I assume there will be a more specs-intensive version.
We will likely learn more about the big daddy MacBook Pro in the weeks ahead. Even if we don’t, September is near, and if there’s anything worth showing by that time, we’ll most definitely know of it.
The source of the information here is IHS Markit, cited by Forbes.