DigiTimes: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Will Feature Narrow Bezels and Launch in September

16-inch MacBook Pro rumors continue to surface, with hit-or-miss industry publication DigiTimes today reporting that the notebook will feature an "ultra-narrow bezel" design and launch in September.


The report suggests that the narrow bezels will allow for the 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ to be roughly the same overall size as the current 15-inch model. Taiwanese contract manufacturer Quanta Computer is expected to assemble the notebook, according to the unnamed supply chain sources cited.

Multiple reports have claimed the 16-inch display will be supplied by LG and have a resolution of 3,072×1,920 pixels.

Last week, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ will also feature a scissor mechanism keyboard, as Apple finally begins to transition away from its troubled butterfly mechanism keyboard design.

16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ rumors are beginning to consolidate, but there are still a few conflicting details. This is the second report to mention a September release date, for example, but Apple typically unveils new Macs in October. Either way, it looks like the notebook is coming in the fall.

Kuo believes the 13-inch and 15-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ will live on with refreshes in 2020.

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20 weeks ago
Just give us the dam ports back!

* 2 - USB-A
* 4 - USB-C
* Rear USB-C ports (L&R) recessed to accept flush MagSafe Plug & cable with charge LED
* Ethernet & SD Slot
Rating: 54 Votes
20 weeks ago

Just give us the dam ports back!

* 2 - USB-A
* 4 - USB-C
* Rear USB-C ports (L&R) recessed to accept flush MagSafe Plug & cable with charge LED
* Ethernet & SD Slot

Why in gods name do you need USBA at this point?
Rating: 50 Votes
20 weeks ago

I and a lot of people have been waiting for Apple to wake up! Pro's don't want fangled cables, adapter or Hubs! Thats fine for someone that doesn't use the ports heavily. We do!


So, “Pros” don’t want a port with 40Gb/s throughput capable of:

- charging laptop
- converting to any legacy port
- daisy-changing
- driving external displays
- supporting audio
- all of the above simultaneously

And instead want a USB-A port capable of ... USB A?

Here’s the thing. If Apple decide what ports to have, somebody will be pissed. USB-A? Why not HDMI? DVI? MiniDisplay? Ethernet? Line In? FireWire?

You’ve got a port that can literally be any other port you need. What’s the issue? A $4 converter?
Rating: 35 Votes
20 weeks ago
It’s gonna be a while before this new form-factor becomes the standard to replace the current 15”, but I’m more curious about a 14” eventually replacing the 13”.
Rating: 23 Votes
20 weeks ago

Why in gods name do you need USBA at this point?


Its the more used interface even today! So your wired keyboard or mouse has a USB-C connection? Nope! Your 20 or so USB hard drives have hardwired USB-C Nope!

And don't drop the dongle bomb NO!

Real working Pro's don't want Dongles, Hubs or wacky cable solutions even today! And not likely for the next 10 of so years! I tried it and it was a mess!
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People really still want a giant Ethernet port on their laptops? What's wrong with a USB to ethernet adapter?


Because its a needless dongle!
Rating: 22 Votes
20 weeks ago
I do not understand why there should be a price increase.

The only reason would be greed and trying to make the money they lost with the bad butterfly keyboard design.

- Technology goes down in price with time while specs grow [B]up exponentially[/B].
Look at SSD drive capacity, RAM, etc.
- Apple removed most of the ports, DVD, etc which actually should reduce the cost even further.
- Apple forced us to have the useless Touchbar, for which they already increase the price for $400.00
- There has not been any major innovation that should justify a price increase. Increasing one inch in the monitor should not increase the price by $600.

If something the Macbook Pro should be reduced in price.
If they come at a starting point of $3k, this will be my last Mac.

I am done supporting a complete laptop nonsense design, of soldering components, non upgradability, lame keyboard, and removing best feature ever (Mag-safe) that has been going on for the past 4 years.
Rating: 14 Votes
20 weeks ago

So, “Pros” don’t want a port with 40Gb/s throughput capable of:

- charging laptop
- converting to any legacy port
- daisy-changing
- driving external displays
- supporting audio
- all of the above simultaneously

And instead want a USB-A port capable of ... USB A?

Here’s the thing. If Apple decide what ports to have, somebody will be pissed. USB-A? Why not HDMI? DVI? MiniDisplay? Ethernet? Line In? FireWire?

You’ve got a port that can literally be any other port you need. What’s the issue? A $4 converter?


Re-read what I stated IN ADDITION to the USB-C ports! Do you also not see we want MAGSAFE back via the USB-C port! We are embracing USB-C, just not giving up on what we need.
Rating: 13 Votes
20 weeks ago
i'm sold for one with 256SSD + 16GB RAM and without dedicated video card for less then $29999.99
Rating: 13 Votes
20 weeks ago

I am a media composer and have a sweet Mac mini 2018, i7 processor, six core, 32GB machine. Everything I have runs off of USB-C. It’s time to get with the times. This is saying more about you than it is Apple or professionals at large.


I'm an engineer and photographer - USB-A is the dominant port with C&C equipment, chemical processing equipment, and even in the medical field as well. So the 100k MRI machine you just bought needs to be trashed to get one with USB-C sure... Nope!

In photography our tools in the field are portable USB-A drives and SD cards. So I need to trash all of that and my cameras which use SD cards... Nope! By the way what camera has USB-C built in? None!

And don't push the Dongles & Hubs there more trouble than having the needed port onboard. A working pro's system needs the ports onboard.
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People really still want a giant Ethernet port on their laptops? What's wrong with a USB to ethernet adapter?


Yes! Its still faster than WiFi and its private! In some environments Bluetooth and WiFi are just not possible or allowed.
Rating: 12 Votes
20 weeks ago
I own the 2018 15" MBP.

If this indeed has the new keyboard, count me in!
Rating: 12 Votes

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