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Leaker casts doubt on rumored WWDC21 MacBook Pro announcement hours before it begins

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

What you need to know

  • Previous rumors had Apple announcing new hardware later today.
  • A new tweet by leaker L0vetodream has suggested that might not happen.

Amid rumors that Apple will announce a 16-inch MacBook Pro during the WWDC opening keynote, one well-known leaker suggests that might not be the case at all. Twitter leaker L0vetodream has been accurate in the past and has today poured cold water on suggestions that new hardware could be about to be announced.

In a Twitter exchange earlier today, L0vetodream said that they don't "feel" that we should expect any new hardware to be announced during this year's WWDC opening keynote – a keynote that will take place in a matter of hours.

https://twitter.com/L0vetodream/status/1401873102640877572

In another tweet, the same account said that they "feel that 14-inch and 16-inch should not be so fast." It's worth remembering here that these tweets are translated from Chinese.

https://twitter.com/L0vetodream/status/1401877134201655300

At this point, it's impossible to know for sure whether Apple has new hardware incoming or not. However, at the time of writing the Apple Store was still available whereas I might have expected it to have been taken offline by now if new hardware was to be announced.

Whenever it does arrive, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is expected to carry a successor to the M1 chip as well as a new Mini-LED display that will allow for smaller bezels.

Even without the new announcements, the current MacBook lineup is looking pretty great. Just remember to check our collection of the best MacBook deals around before placing any orders!

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.