In April, Apple released the new iPad Pro models and 24-inch iMac with its powerful M1 chip. It is now widely rumored that the company will be announcing its highly anticipated redesigned MacBook Pro 2021 at the WWDC event which will be featuring a mini LED display and an improved M-series chipset. Also, it is expected to highlight a new design with a flatter top and bottom and more ports, including the return of an HDMI port, SD card slot, and a magnetic power charging cable. Most likely, the 16-inch MacBook Pro has been filed in the Regulatory database ahead of the WWDC event.
MacRumors has potentially discovered the next-Gen 16-inch MacBook Pro in a Chinese regulatory database. As per the listing filed by Sunwoda Electronic (Apple supplier) on April 14, for a battery with an Apple-like model A2527 rated at 8,693 mAh/11.45V. This is similar to the current 16-inch MacBook Pro battery, which is rated at 8,790 mAh/11.36V.
If the Paperwork is true, the upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro model will feature a slightly lower battery capacity compared to the current model potentially due to the notebook’s rumored flatter design. This change may be a possibility of shifting from Intel processors to more power-efficient Apple silicon. Battery life could still be longer than the current generation MacBook.
Both Mark Gurman and Jon Prosser are expecting MacBook Pro to be a part of the WWDC event. Some other sources have also suggested the new MacBook Pro models will not be announced until the second half of 2021. Be aware that the final word remains with Apple and we could potentially be surprised with the company’s future planning.