Kuo: New Redesigned MacBook Pro Coming With The Return of MagSafe, Newer I/O Ports – But No Touch Bar
Apple will reportedly launch two new MacBook Pro models this year, with the return of some much-wanted features. Not least, the addition of MagSafe.
According to a Ming-Chi Kuo research note seen by MacRumors, Apple has two redesigned models in the works that will feature a flat-edged design in both 14-inch and 16-inch configuration.
We will also see the return of more ports as well. But, more importantly, Kuo also claims that we will see the return of MagSafe for the first time in a good few years.
All of the new machines will feature a new Apple-designed chip, while no Intel variety will be offered.
1. The two new models are equipped with about 14-inch and 16-inch displays, respectively.
2. 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.
3. The MagSafe charging connector design is restored.
4. The OLED touch bar is removed, and the physical function buttons are restored.
5. There is no Intel CPU option for the new models.
6. They are equipped with more types of I/O, and most users may not need to purchase additional dongles.
Kuo goes on to say that we can expect the new machines to launch at some point in the third quarter of this year, giving us something to look forward to. Whether the loss of the Touch Bar is something that will be mourned or not, there’s no doubting that the addition of MagSafe is something that people have been hoping for. Not to mention the return of ports other than USB-C!