Sketchy Rumor Suggests Notch On Upcoming MacBook Pro Refresh
Apple’s redesigned MacBook Pro models could feature a notch on the display like the iPhones if a new rumor is to be believed.
We know that the new MacBook Pros are likely to feature a new FaceTime camera, but it’s unlikely that would require a notch even with the microphone included.
A Reddit user has backed this claim suggesting that the notch will be even smaller than the iPhone 13, and that a TrueDepth camera is unlikely to be present for Face ID. Instead, the rumored inclusion of a True Tone sensor, along with the fact that Apple is trying to significantly reduce the bezels on the new display is adding fuel to this rumored notch.
That said, DuanRui, a Twitter user who has shared Apple’s plans from Weibo in the past, believes this to be a joke. “I think the news is not true enough, so there is no translation. Just look at it as a joke.”
Interestingly though, the Reddit post goes on to identify how “it seems that even with a notch, these displays still can’t get that 4-borders-equal-width signature look of the newer iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches, as the lower border of the displays is thicker than the rest.”
In all fairness, it is highly unlikely that Apple will move a laptop design which features a notch in the display. Other tid bits from that Reddit post point to the removal of the Touch Bar, the addition of backlighting to the Touch ID, and a completely black keyboard area.
NEW MagSafe, HDMI, and SD card slot. Again, Apple caved in and went practical. As rumors had stated half a year ago, the left side of the Mac sports MagSafe, 2 Thunderbolts and a 3.5mm audio jack; the right side presents HDMI, one Thunderbolt, and an SD card slot. In total, you lose one Thunderbolt and gain 3 differing ones. Don’t worry, you can still charge these Macs on either side with USB-C.
As always, we will be taking this information with a pinch of salt and keeping our fingers crossed for the refreshed MacBook Pros with mini-LED display panels.