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Following rumours on the web, Apple may discontinue the 13.3-inch high-end MacBook Pro. The rumours suggest that the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro will be replaced with a redesigned 14-inch model sometime this year.
These rumours may be true given recent events. Apple recently discontinued production of three products, the original HomePod, the iMac Pro and two of Its 21.5-inch iMac Configurations. So, I won’t put it past Apple to discontinue this product line.
Though Apple appears to be committed to the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro as its entry model for the time being, updating from intel to its M1 silicon chip, there have been no update for the high-end 13.3-inch MacBook Pro since May 2020, meaning the device still runs on an intel processor.
The redesigned 14-inch MacBook model will likely maintain the same overall casing size as the 13.3-inch model. There might only be an increase in the screen size which will be achieved by reducing the top and side bezels of the MacBook.
The entry-level and high-end MacBook Pros were previously distinguished by the numbers of USB-C ports or the Touch Bar they have. But now, the difference in the screen size of the 13.3-inch and the 14-inch MacBook Pro will help to clearly distinguish between the entry-level and high-end MacBook Pros. Thereby giving justice to the $500 price difference between the two lineups.
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What To Expect From The New 14-inch And 16-inch MacBook Pro
The new 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are rumored to feature new designs, brighter panels with higher contrast, function keys with no Touch Bar, more ports, a MagSafe connector for charging, and high-performance Apple silicon chips.
As reported by MacRumors, in a recent note to Apple’s investors, Kuo explained that:
In terms of casing design, the new models cancel the curvy design of existing models’ top and bottom parts and adopt a flat-edged form factor design similar to the iPhone 12.
The speculations about the launch date for the new MacBook Pros all point to the second half of the year. For now, sit, relax and make sure to stay tuned as more information flow in on what to expect from the MacBook Pro’s new design.
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