In November 2019, the larger MacBook Pro got a redesign with a new design: a bigger screen. But other than that, the MacBook Pro 16 “retained virtually all of the components of the 15” model, as of June 2019.
That’s why the time has come for Apple to update its 16 “MacBook Pro, especially since it has 9th generation Intel Core i7 processors, while the 13” MacBook Pro in early 2020 already has a lot of 10th generation Intel processors. more powerful.
Another option would be to include Apple Silicon chips, which debuted in the 13 “model (along with the new MacBook Air and Mac mini). But when will they arrive for the 16”? In this article, we explore all of these possibilities and other rumors going around.
Release Date: Will Apple Update the 16 “MacBook Pro in 2020?
Apple may decide to upgrade its 16 ”MacBook Pro in December 2020, more than a year after this model was introduced to the market.
In fact, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg recorded a Persicope in April 2020, suggesting that Apple was planning to introduce a new model in October or November of this year. It isn’t, but it’s never too late.
Ming-Chi Kuo is generally right in his predictions and he estimates that the new MacBook Pro 16 “won’t arrive until mid-2021. He initially thought it would arrive at the end of 2020, but due to the coronavirus it would have affected the development of the new model.
In any case, it’s hard not to think that it will arrive in December after it is known that Apple plans to introduce a new product this Tuesday, December 8.
We figured it could be the new 16 “MacBook Pro after Boot Camp documentation mentioned a 2020 16” MacBook Pro that has yet to be introduced. There is less to know if this will be the case.
Price: How much will the new 2020 16-inch MacBook Pro cost?
For now, there are no rumors about the cost of the new 16 “MacBook Pro, but if we look at the price of the current model, we can guess that it will cost from $ 2,699 above. If it comes with the Apple Silicon, it won’t necessarily be more expensive than the 2019 Model.
Specs: What will the new 2020 16-inch MacBook Pro have?
The main reason Ming-Chi Kuo thinks the 16 “MacBook Pro won’t arrive until 2021 is because their sources say Apple wants to include mini-LED displays in its Macs.
These panels offer a wider color spectrum, better contrast, high dynamic range, local dimming and zero burnout. On the other hand, these types of screens allow more efficient use of energy.
In March 2020, he said that change had not been affected by the coronavirus. However, two months later, he suggested that plans had indeed been delayed and that would mean the new model cannot arrive until 2021.
If the new 16 “MacBook Pro doesn’t arrive until 2021, it would give Apple more time to develop its Apple Silicon processors and make them compatible with the new model. There are several advantages to making this change, but also disadvantages.
You can check out our comparison of Intel and Apple Silicon for more details, although Apple may ultimately decide to include the 10th generation Intel processors, already available in some iMacs.
When the first generation of the 16 “MacBook Pro arrived, it did so with the same processors as the 15” model, but it incorporated new graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4 GB of GDDR6 or AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 4 GB of GDDR6.
In June 2020, Apple added new configuration possibilities in this department, and since then you can buy it with an AMD Radeon Pro 5600M card with 8 GB of HBM2 memory.
Most likely, Apple will decide to incorporate the new generation of AMD into the 2020 (or 2021) model, unless it includes Apple Silicon processors, in which case we should find an integrated graphics card also from Apple.
The 2019 MacBook Pro 16 “can already be purchased with 64GB of RAM, although that costs an additional $ 1,000 / $ 22,000. Basically, the laptop comes with 16GB of RAM.
But there is a difference to the 16 GB RAM in the 13 “model. The 3733 MHz LPDDR4X RAM in the latter is more power efficient than the 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM in the 16” model, although not necessarily better. .
Camera and Face ID
We would like the new MacBook Pro to have an improved FaceTime camera. Surprisingly, the MacBook Pro only has a 720p camera, while the iPhone 11 has a 12 MP front camera with 1080p video recording.
Now that the new iMacs Pro have already introduced a 1080p camera, the time may have come for laptops. It is especially important now that we are using videoconferencing programs more than ever.
We also hope that Apple will decide to introduce the TrueDepth camera, which would allow the use of Face ID. The macOS Big Sur code seems to be hiding some clues that would confirm this.
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is still in its infancy, but it can already be found on some devices. So far, yes, it hasn’t appeared on any laptops or Apple computers, so maybe the time is right.
Intel’s 10th generation processors support Wi-Fi 6, but Apple currently only lists 802.11ac Wi-Fi on its 13-inch model spec list.