Leaker Claims New 13-inch MacBook Pro Coming as Soon as Next Month

Apple will announce a new 13-inch MacBook Pro in May with the codename J223, according to a rumor shared by YouTuber and leaker Jon Prosser.


Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said Apple plans to release new ‌MacBook Pro‌ and MacBook Air models with scissor keyboards in the second quarter of 2020. As predicted, Apple launched its new ‌MacBook Air‌ last month with the new keyboard, so that only leaves the 13-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌, given that the 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ was released just five months ago.

As noted by Prosser, Apple could launch a new size for its smaller ‌‌MacBook Pro‌‌ offering, with any refresh potentially seeing a display bump to a 14-inch screen. Kuo has referred to a 14-inch model in the past, but it's not clear that this size would feature in any impending refresh. The new 14-inch model would likely replace the 13-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌, which would be discontinued.

The current 13-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ still uses butterfly keyboards that can suffer from issues such as sticky or unresponsive keys after prolonged use, which prompted Apple to initiate a free repair program worldwide in 2018. Apple solved the problem by reverting back to a scissor mechanism with the new Magic Keyboard on the 16-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ and 13-inch ‌MacBook Air‌.

Beyond the keyboard, the new 13-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ is expected to get an upgraded processor in the form of one of Intel's 10th-generation Ice Lake chips, built using a 10-nanometer architecture.

Prosser has shared accurate Google leaks in the past, but he has only recently starting sharing Apple rumors, so his track record is limited. If his latest information proves to be accurate, then Apple's entire notebook lineup will have scissor keyboards by the end of next month.

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7 months ago
I'll make an announcement like this once a month. And in some months I'll be right. And then I make sure everyone knows about the times when I was right and forgets about the times when I was wrong.
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7 months ago
I never thought I'd hear of a worse source than DigiTimes, but it turns out people are starting to treat FrontPageTech like a credible source.

To which I ask, "really?"

His only claim to fame were the Pixel 3 "ultra" rumors, which turned out to be entirely wrong. Other than that, his channel is EverythingApplePro-cancer-tier, just with a news slant instead of "reviews".



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7 months ago
It's taking Apple a very, very long time to fix a broken keyboard.

Apple have admitted that the butterfly keyboard is crap -- after three iterations of the butterfly keyboard -- they have finally replaced it with a brand new "magic" scissor keyboard -- but only for two models. Apple is not a small company -- it shouldn't take them this long to fix mistakes.

AND ANOTHER THING -- where is Face ID for Macs ???

Remember the good old days...

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7 months ago


Realistically, The new 14” MBP 256GB and 16GB RAM starts at $1299

Nothing would please me more tbh. Exactly what I need.
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7 months ago


I might be in the minority (my first mac was a 2009 vintage MBP), but I think the MBP should stay 15-16"+ Let the Air do 14" and smaller and adjust the pricing/specs accordingly.

The thing with having no Pro at the 13-14 inch range, is that there’s many people who want power and portability, the 16 inch doesn’t have the portability factor. They could make the Air a hybrid but that then increases the price and that’s not what Apple really wants here.
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7 months ago
Would love if twitter removed the ability to delete tweets for these so-called leakers
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