We’ve been fielding rumors about a new 16-inch MacBook Pro for weeks, if not months, with some expecting it to be announced before the end of the year. Now new references found in a macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta might further point to the device’s existence.

Spotted by French blog MacGeneration, a new icon shows what is believed to be the unannounced MacBook Pro. It looks similar to the current 15-inch MacBook Pro but clearly has smaller bezels than any MacBook Pro currently available.

16-inch MacBook Pro concept renders

The notebook is seen in both silver and space gray colors with a “16” used in both file names. It’s thought that is in reference to the 16-inch display. MacRumors has also confirmed that the files are available in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 in its current second beta form.

The icons also have a MacBook Pro16,1 model identifier, which hasn’t been used as yet. With that in mind it’s possible this really is the 16-inch MacBook Pro we’ve heard so much about.

Much of that has come from previous Ming-Chi Kuo reports mentioning the existence of a new high-end MacBook Pro in 16-inch configuration. It’s expected to have new processors and a high-resolution screen, two things which should ensure the notebook is priced above existing 15-inch models.

It’s unknown whether the 16-inch MacBook Pro will replace the 15-inch model in the lineup, or sit atop it. If the rumors are true, we won’t need to wait too long before we find out.

(Source: MacGeneration [Google Translate], MacRumors)

You may also like to check out:

You can follow us on Twitter, or Instagram, and even like our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple, and the Web.

Related Stories