Apple’s WWDC 2021 conference is just around the corner and a highly anticipated announcement aside from iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15, should be new MacBook Pro models with Apple Silicon. So will Apple launch new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros at WWDC 2021? Here’s what we know from the latest round of leaks.
MacBook Pro at WWDC 2021?
Last week, insider Jon Prosser shared on Twitter that he can confirm that Apple will launch new MacBook Pro models at WWDC 2021. You can check out that tweet below:
Since then, we have three reports that back up Prosser’s claims. Two of these are from analysts and one is from a Chinese regulatory list. First, we have an investor note from Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives seen by MacRumors. According to the report, Apple is planning “some surprises” and may launch 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros with an M1 chip at the event.
The second report hinting at the MacBook Pro at WWDC is one from a Morgan Stanley analyst. According to MacRumors, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty says Apple is likely to announce at least one new MacBook powered by Apple Silicon at the event.
Also, the report suggests that this new MacBook may include the new M2 chip. To recall, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the rumored M2 chip is designed to feature a 10-core CPU with eight high-performance cores, two low-power cores, and 16- or 32-core GPU options.
Another clue is a list from the Chinese regulatory database spotted by MacRumors. The listing is from an Apple vendor for a battery with the A2527 model rated at 8,693 mAh / 11.45V. Notably, this capacity is close to the 8,790 mAh / 11.36V battery we have in the current 16-inch MacBook Pro. They also found another A2519 battery model with 6,068 mAh / 11.47V, which probably belongs to the 14-inch model.
Based on previous rumors, we could expect the MagSafe port to make a comeback with the new MacBook Pro models. Plus, Apple might even drop the Touch Bar. Summing up all the evidence, Apple will likely be able to launch the new MacBook Pros at the WWDC 2021 conference.