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Apple updates the 16-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Pro before WWDC

16-inch MacBook Pro
16-inch MacBook Pro (Image credit: Rene Ritchie / iMore)

What you need to know

  • The 16-inch MacBook Pro was introduced in 2019.
  • This is the first Mac Pro update.
  • WWDC kicks off next Monday, June 22.

Next Monday, June 22, Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Until then, we should expect a steady stream of new product announcements. The first two of these arrived today, June 15, when the company began offering slight tweaks to the 16-inch MacBook Pro and Mac Pro.

As noted by Rene Ritchie on Twitter, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is now configurable with an AMD Radeon Pro 5600M GPU. For $700 extra, this configuration marks up to a 75% speed increase over the next-highest configuration, the Radeon Pro 5500M.

Mac Pro

Mac Pro (Image credit: iMore)

Elsewhere, Apple will soon begin offering a user-installed SSD kit for the Mac Pro. The package features 1, 2, 4, or 8TB storage modules at price points not yet announced. The third-generation Mac Pro first launched in December 2019.

This year's online-only WWDC begins next Monday with the annual keynote address at 10 a.m. PDT. The Platforms State of the Union follows at 2 p.m. PDT. Throughout the week, Apple will hold over 100 engineering sessions, and more.

You can already purchase a 16-inch MacBook Pro (opens in new tab) online with the new graphics configuration. The SSD kit for the Mac Pro should show up online later today through the online Apple retail store.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.