If you’re a fan of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, prepare yourself, as it looks as though Apple is set to replace it this year with a slightly bigger model.
As 9To5Mac reports, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is expecting Apple to launch a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro later this year complete with a mini-LED panel. When Apple launched the 16-inch MacBook Pro last year, everyone was happy to see the keyboard had finally been fixed. Kuo expects the same scissor switch keyboard to be used for the 14.1-inch model.
The other major hardware refresh we should expect is to the iMac Pro, which hasn’t changed since it launched in Dec. 2017. It will be interesting to see what Apple does to upgrade the internals beyond the current 8, 10, 14, and 18-core Xeon processor and Radeon Pro Vega GPUs. It’s also meant to be shifting to a mini-LED panel.
The move to mini-LED displays doesn’t end there, though. Kuo is also expecting updates to the 16-inch MacBook Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 10.2-inch iPad, and 7.9-inch iPad mini. Coronavirus may impact exactly when these product updates are revealed, but apparently there’s been no impact so far on mini-LED production meaning there should be plenty of stock available when they do appear.
Those of you tempted by a 14-inch MacBook Pro may want to hold off buying one until next year as there’s going to be another temptation in the form of the first Mac running on ARM.