What you need to know
- A new report says Apple's rumored new 16-inch MacBook Pro has been spotted in regulatory filings.
- Apple is rumored to be planning a new mini-LED 16-inch model with a new generation of Apple silicon.
- If the filing is real it could mean an announcement is imminent.
Fresh reports indicate Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro is imminent after the machine was reportedly spotted in a regulatory database.
Lending further credence to these plans, MacRumors has potentially discovered the next-generation 16-inch MacBook Pro in a Chinese regulatory database. The listing, filed on April 14 by Apple supplier Sunwoda Electronic, is for a battery with an Apple-like model identifier A2527 rated at 8,693 mAh/11.45V. This is similar to the current 16-inch MacBook Pro's battery, which is rated at 8,790 mAh/11.36V, according to iFixit.
The report notes this battery capacity is slightly lower than that of the current 16-inch model, which would be offset by the more power-efficient Apple silicon chip.
Leaker Jon Prosser has previously stated a new MacBook Pro will be announced at WWDC.
From a Bloomberg report last month:
A new report claims Apple's next MacBook Pro will feature a 10-core Apple silicon chip and support up to 64GB of RAM.
Apple plans to launch the redesigned MacBook Pros in 14-inch (code name J314) and 16-inch screen (J316) sizes. They'll have a redesigned chassis, magnetic MagSafe charger and more ports for connecting external drives and devices. Apple is also bringing back the HDMI port and SD card slot, which it nixed in previous versions, sparking criticism from photographers and the like. For the new MacBook Pros, Apple is planning two different chips, codenamed Jade C-Chop and Jade C-Die: both include eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores for a total of 10, but will be offered in either 16 or 32 graphics core variations. The chips also include up to 64 gigabytes of memory versus a maximum of 16 on the M1. They'll have an improved Neural Engine, which processes machine-learning tasks, and enable the addition of more Thunderbolt ports, which let users sync data and connect to external devices, than the two on the current M1 MacBook Pro.