WWDC 2021 is less than a week away now. While everyone expects Apple to announce all the new features that are set to come to all its products with new software updates, it appears that we may also see a couple of hardware launches.
According to a report by MacRumors, which cites Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives, Apple is set to launch 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.
As per the report, Ives said that Apple is planning a “few surprises,” including the announcement of the new MacBook Pros. According to him, the new MacBook Pro models are going to be powered by the M1 Apple silicon chip.
Earlier rumours have suggested that the MacBook Pro models may get rid of Touch Bar, offer a more flat-edged design. The device has also been rumoured to get an HDMI port, an SD card slot as well.
A previous report by Bloomberg has also said that the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro are expected to be launched in the summer, but with an improved iteration of the M1 chip. The new chip will apparently include a 10-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores, with 16-core or 32-core GPU options.
These new chipsets are said to offer support for up to 64GB of memory, which is four times of what the current one offers.
As mentioned above, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are expected to be launched at WWDC 2021, which starts on June 7 and will go on till June 11.
At the keynote event, which will take place on the first day, Apple will announce the new features coming to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. Apple users will be getting to know about all the new features that will be rolled out later this year with iOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS 8, and more.