Apple to Announce Redesigned 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro at WWDC, Says Wedbush Analyst

Apple plans to announce its long-rumored 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with Apple silicon at WWDC, taking place in less than five days, according to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives.

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In a note to investors seen by MacRumors, Ives says alongside the normally expected announcement of new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, Apple is planning a "few surprises," including the announcement of the new MacBook Pros. The analyst, who has made predictions regarding event announcements in the past, says the M1 Apple silicon chip will power the new MacBook Pros; however, that's unlikely to be the case.

The upcoming MacBook Pros, which are already rumored to include several new changes such as the removal of the Touch Bar, a more flat-edged design, the return of the HDMI port, an SD card slot, and MagSafe magnetic charging, are likely to feature a more powerful iteration of the ‌M1‌ chip, or even possibly M2. Apple announced the ‌M1‌ chip last November, and since its initial debut in the low-end MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, the chip has expanded to a new 24-inch iMac and the iPad Pro.

The new MacBook Pros, which reliable Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman believes could be announced as soon as early this summer, will be the highest-end Macs featuring Apple silicon to date. Apple formally announced its transition to its own silicon at WWDC last year, stating it would take a total of two years. Apple leaker Jon Prosser also believes that the new MacBook Pros, presumably the new 14-inch and updated 16-inch models, will launch at WWDC.

In his note today, Ives also reiterated previously reported predictions, including Wedbush's belief that the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup will feature 1TB storage capacity options, double the current highest 512GB models. In addition, the analyst also reaffirmed the belief that Apple plans to announce its AR glasses being dubbed "Apple Glasses" at WWDC in 2022, followed by the Apple Car in 2024.

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Top Rated Comments

BWhaler Avatar
41 months ago
Honestly, what apple really needs to announce is a display for the mainstream. It’s crazy we hook our beautiful Mac laptops up to crappy plastic dells or Samsung. Amd the lg partnership was a bust.

(that, and a proper OS for the iPad.)
Score: 53 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kung gu Avatar
41 months ago

I really hope that SD Card and HDMI won’t have a comeback to the MacBook Pro. Even as a photographer I am not using SD Cards anymore but CFExpress instead. And I‘d rather have an additional Thunderbolt 4 port instead of an HDMI connector. Not so sure about the Magsafe, but as long as I can still charge via Thunder I’d be fine with it.
99% percent of cameras still come with SD cards. SD cards are not going away. Apple probably did their research.

oh and I use SD. I bet a lot more people use SD than CFExpress.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Juicy Box Avatar
41 months ago

and MagSafe magnetic charging ('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/01/15/macbook-pro-better-displays-faster-magsafe-charging/')
I am really hoping so.

Removing MagSafe in the first place was a pretty dumb move, imo.

All the good reasons why it was dumb can be explained in this quick clip.... By Apple:
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
freddiecable Avatar
41 months ago
Then iMac +27" please ?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darktux Avatar
41 months ago
I really hope that SD Card and HDMI won’t have a comeback to the MacBook Pro. Even as a photographer I am not using SD Cards anymore but CFExpress instead. And I‘d rather have an additional Thunderbolt 4 port instead of an HDMI connector. Not so sure about the Magsafe, but as long as I can still charge via Thunder I’d be fine with it.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darktux Avatar
41 months ago

99% percent of cameras still come with SD cards. SD cards are not going away. Apple probably did their research.

oh and I use SD. I bet a lot more people use SD than CFExpress.
Not saying that no one is still using SD, but for me it would be a wasted port and dust collector that meanwhile most Mac users will already have as an adapter.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)