Apple References Unreleased 2020 16-Inch MacBook Pro in Boot Camp Update

Last week, Apple released an update for Boot Camp, its utility for running Windows on a Mac. While this update would typically be unremarkable, several of our readers noticed that the release notes reference an unreleased 2020 model of the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

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While this could easily be a mistake, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is nearly a year old, so it is certainly a worthy candidate for a refresh in the near future. Apple did release a new high-end graphics option for the 16-inch MacBook Pro in June, but it still refers to all configurations of the notebook as 2019 models on its website.

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Boot Camp release notes via Atharva Kale

Apple's release notes for Boot Camp version 6.1.13:

The Boot Camp 6.1.13 update improves the compatibility of your Mac when running Windows through Boot Camp.

This update:

- Improves audio recording quality when using the built-in microphone

- Fixes a stability issue that could occur during heavy CPU load on 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019 and 2020) and 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020)

Introduced in November 2019, the 16-inch MacBook Pro features slimmer bezels, a Magic Keyboard with a more reliable scissor mechanism, 9th-generation Intel Core processors, up to 64GB of RAM, up to 8TB of SSD storage, AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics, and upgraded speakers and microphones. Pricing starts at $2,399.

Rumors suggest that Apple may be planning to host another event on November 17 to introduce its first Mac with a custom Apple Silicon processor, but it is believed that this transition will begin at the lower end for notebooks, such as the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, or possibly even the return of an ultra-portable 12-inch MacBook.

(Thanks, Çağatay!)

Related Roundup: MacBook Pro 16"

Top Rated Comments

GoodWheaties Avatar
13 weeks ago
I assume this confirms it will be Intel based.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oneMadRssn Avatar
13 weeks ago
The 16-inch Macbook Pro was "updated" to be configurable to have Radeon Pro 5600M in June 2020. Maybe Apple considered this a sufficient spec-bump to warrant the year designation? In other words, could that be the "2020" model Apple is referring to?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeoStructural Avatar
13 weeks ago
Yes! I have been waiting for too long!

What excites me the most about ARM Macs is what the basic A-line chips can do in a tiny enclosure... Now imagine that with an active cooling system, larger chasis, more cores, more RAM, more GPU, now we are talking.

Edit: I got excited too quickly, this points to an Intel release. :(
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac Rules Avatar
13 weeks ago
Sorely tempted to get the last Intel Mac as I’m not ready to give up dual booting to windows just yet... ?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
13 weeks ago
It just means 2020 updates graphics 5600m not a new MacBook lol come on guys
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ersan191 Avatar
13 weeks ago
Yay I'm glad they are doing another Intel MBP - means mine will get supported longer.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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