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16-inch MacBook Pro will reportedly launch in September with LCD screen, 3072 x 1920 resolution

By midian182 · 8 replies
Jun 24, 2019
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  1. At the start of the year, renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote that the company was set to launch a slew of new products in 2019, including a 6K monitor and a 16-inch MacBook Pro. The Pro Display XDR was unveiled in June, and Ku’s MacBook prediction looks to be accurate, too.

    Some recent rumors claimed the new MacBook Pro wouldn’t arrive until at least 2020, but Forbes reports that Jeff Lin, Associate Director of Consumer Electronics at IHS Markit, believes Apple will launch the machine in September.

    "We foresee that Apple will release a new product [at the] Sep’19 Apple event if there’s no unexpected development issue," said Lin.

    According to IHS Markit, the MacBook Pro will feature a 3072 x 1920 resolution, a big jump over the current 15.4-inch flagship’s 2880 x 1800, and while Korean outlets had wrote that Apple was talking to Samsung about its rival supplying OLED panels for the laptop, IHS Markit believes it will feature a TFT-LCD oxide display from LG.

    Lin added that the MacBook Pro would come with a new processor, as one would expect. He also believes the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro will get processor upgrades in September. Interestingly, Apple has never used its September iPhone event to reveal a new Mac—it usually waits until October—so we’ll have to wait and see if it decides to break with tradition this year.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,390   +3,779

    Well, regardless of what they do you know it won't be cheap or even economical for that matter .....
     
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  3. Toju Mikie

    Toju Mikie TS Addict Posts: 101   +118

    If it is going to be like last year's models, they will still be selling dual-core laptops for $1300
     
  4. texasrattler

    texasrattler TS Evangelist Posts: 723   +285

    Doubtful since 8th and 9th gen aren't dual procs.
     
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  5. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 673   +571

    Or not.

    2018 13" MBPros are quad core
    2018 15" MBPros are 6-core
    2019 15" MBPro is 8-core

    Easy guess is a 16" MBPro will be 6 and 8-core only.

    But the KB will be $999 extra…
     
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  6. Toju Mikie

    Toju Mikie TS Addict Posts: 101   +118

    oops, I checked again and realized that the $1300 dual core laptop on their site is actually from 2017 not 2018.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2019
  7. Toju Mikie

    Toju Mikie TS Addict Posts: 101   +118

    My bad, I didn't realize that the $1299 MBP on their site was still the 2017 model. Still expensive though. Only Apple can still be selling a dual core for $1299 though, on an older model, with no price decrease since then.
     
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  8. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 673   +571

    Yes, it ridiculous that a $1300 laptop still has Kaby Lake dual core CPUs in it (with a normal F-key arrangement) when the exact same case also houses quad core Coffee Lake CPUs (with the gimmicky Touch Bar). Apple's artificial product segmentation drives me nuts.
     
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  9. Mr Majestyk

    Mr Majestyk TS Addict Posts: 153   +116

    OMG nice fail there from the author. Since when is 3072 x 1920 a big jump over 2880 x 1800 in screen res. They have the same pixel density and the res bump is due to the bump in screen size. The increase in pixels is pitiful and will not increase the resolution.
     

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