Ever since Apple decided to kill off the 17-inch MacBook Pro, the 15-inch model was pretty much the largest model that you could get. However, as some of you might have heard, Apple could be working on a new 16-inch model that could be launching later this year, a rumor which seems to be backed up by a new report from Bloomberg.
According to the report, they are “confirming” that Apple is indeed getting ready to launch a 16-inch MacBook Pro laptop that will be unveiled later in the year. They are also confirming that in terms of size, the 16-inch model will be similar to the 15-inch model, but this is thanks to the use of narrower bezels that will shrink the size of the laptop while giving it a larger display.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro is reported to be aimed at professionals, where it could command a starting price of $3,000. Some of the other changes that we have heard include a brand new keyboard. We have heard reports that Apple could be ditching the terribly-reviewed butterfly switch mechanism in future MacBook laptops, and that it could start this year with the 16-inch model.
Take it with a grain of salt for now, but if it were to launch, we should have more details in the coming months.