While Apple hasn’t confirmed anything yet, it’s almost a given that the company’s 16-inch MacBook Pro will eventually be given the Apple Silicon treatment. However, it seems that Apple might have accidentally confirmed it, according to a report from Flo’s Weblog who shared a story sent in by a reader.
According to the story, the reader was browsing Apple’s store and looking for the 16-inch MacBook Pro. They then chose their configuration and used the Apple Store share extension to send the link to their friend. However, in the message a preview of the website was created and instead of mentioning the Intel MacBook Pro, it reads, “Now with the new Apple M1 chip…”
It is possible that there could be a bug in which the preview generated the wrong text or pulled it from the wrong website. Alternatively, it could also be a user error where someone accidentally revealed the existence of the M1 16-inch MacBook Pro ahead of schedule. However, there is a good chance that this could be an error.
This is because according to the rumors, the 16-inch MacBook Pro refresh is expected to use a different chipset, possibly the M1X or whatever the variant will be called, so we imagine that Apple wouldn’t call it the M1. Either way, we’ll have to wait to find out as Apple is said to be announcing the redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro before the year is out.