Apple might launch a 16-inch variant of the MacBook Pro alongside 2019 iPhones in September. The Cupertino-based tech major will reportedly unveil the product at September event if “there s no unexpected development issue.” According to IHS Market industry data (reported by Forbes), Apple is all ready with a new 16-inch MacBook Pro, and it is likely to launch later this year. The all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro reportedly has a target manufacturing date of September 2019. It is expected to ramp up production at a rate of about 250,000 units per month. Also Read - Apple Watch ECG: Doctor uses smartwatch to diagnose heart condition in a restaurantAlso Read - Apple may use Samsung displays in MacBooks, iPads
As per report, the resolution of 16-inch MacBook Pro will be 3072 1920 pixels, up from the 2880 1800 panel found in Apple s 15-inch MacBooks. Referring to the launch of new 16-inch laptop, IHS Markit executive suggested that Apple will release it alongside new iPhones in September. The timeline is targeted if there s no unexpected development issue. Also Read - Apple iPhone XR at Rs 53,990 on Amazon India: Why this is a deal you should not miss
“We foresee that Apple will release a new product [at the] Sep 19 Apple event if there s no unexpected development issue,” Jeff Lin, Associate Director, Consumer Electronics at IHS Markit, wrote in an email to Forbes.
Apple recently refreshed the 15-inch lineup ahead of WWDC. The new 16-inch model is likely to sport the same LCD panel and not OLED. Also, these new panels will supposedly be manufactured by LG. Back in February, TF Industries Ming-Chi Kuo started off with the upcoming MacBook Pro leaks. He reported that Apple was working on a MacBook Pro variant with a 16-16.5-inch screen. Also, this new model will have a completely different design language.
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A recent report claimed that Apple will launch its 16-inch MacBook Pro along with iPad Pro tablets with OLED screens from Samsung. Apple uses these high-end screens as a selling point for its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. But iPhone sales have been slowing and the company may need other places to put those screens.