Apple’s current design for its laptops is getting a bit old. While it’s a solid design and there’s nothing much to dislike about it, we reckon it’s due for a change. We have heard rumors that a redesign could be coming, and now analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is sharing some of those design changes.
According to Kuo, he claims that the redesigned MacBook Pro could actually take some design cues from the iPad Pro. This will apparently result in a more flat-edged look that will help the laptop look more similar in design language as its iPad Pro and new iPhones, all of which have done away with the curved bodies in favor of flat edges.
Kuo also claims that Apple will be introducing additional IO ports, but we’re not sure what that means yet. Right now, Apple has pretty much ditched all legacy ports in favor of USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, with the 3.5mm headphone jack being the only other port that remains. As a result, a lot of users have had to rely on dongles and USB hubs for additional connectivity.
We’re not sure if Kuo means that we’ll see the return of USB-A ports, the memory card reader, or if he simply means that we’ll see additional USB-C ports, so we’ll just have to wait and see. An earlier report from Bloomberg had also suggested that the MagSafe charging system could see a return to the next-gen MacBook Pro, so that could be something else to look forward to.