Macintosh's 'up and coming' workstation spilled, on account of macOS beta

Apple’s ‘upcoming’ laptop leaked, thanks to macOS beta
 iPhone maker Apple is known to be working on a 16-inch MacBook Pro since almost the beginning of the year. Back in February, Apple tipster and former KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo alleged that the iPhone maker will launch a MacBook Pro with an all-new design featuring a 16-inch to 16.5-inch display.

 Now, a fresh report by MacGeneration has claimed that an icon has appeared in the beta version of macOS 10.15.1 last week that represents the upcoming MacBook Pro. The reports also suggest that the beta version claims to mention “MacBookPro16,1" which designates a new laptop of a 16-inch display.  

Since the icon looks quite similar to the design of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, it is being suggested that Apple is not planning a major design overhaul as it was being expected. However, the images compared by MacGeneration depicts that the 16-inch MacBook Pro will offer narrower bezels — implying to a bigger display — than that of the 15-inch MacBook Pro. 

Closer inspection has also suggested that the company may move out of the escape key and the power buttons out of the Touch Bar on top. 

Besides Kuo, a report by research firm IHS Markit’s analyst Jeff Lin has also claimed that Apple is planning to launch a 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019. According to this report, this 16-inch MacBook Pro will come with a TFT-LCD display of 3072x1920p resolution. The note provided by the analyst reveals that the display supplier for this is going to be LG Display.

 The starting price of the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro might be as high as $3,000. Reports suggest that it might be even higher in the tune of $3,300. This means the 16-inch MacBook Pro if launched in India, will cost at least Rs 2 lakh for the base variant. 

 For the uninitiated, since Apple discontinued its 17-inch MacBook Pro in 2012, the 15.4-inch display is the largest you can get in the lineup. If the company does launch a MacBook Pro with a 16-inch screen, it would make it the largest display on a MacBook. 

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