What you need to know
- Stolen schematics have revealed potential details of the upcoming MacBook Pro.
- The schematics show that the new MacBook Pros may feature an HDMI and SD port as well as MagSafe.
- The document also shows that Apple may drop the Touch Bar.
Earlier today it was reported that Apple supplier Quanta was hit by a ransomware attack that resulted in the leak of some schematics of the unreleased MacBook Pro. The hacker group who pulled off the attack is demanding $50 million from Apple and threatening to release the schematics otherwise.
It now appears that REvil has released some of the stolen documents and, while most have featured the already-announced iMac, at least one shows off potential details of the upcoming MacBook Pro refresh.
While we will not post images of the schematics due to them being stolen, we will provide details from 9to5Mac who reported on the documents. According to their report, the new MacBook Pros will feature all of the ports that people have missed for years, including an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and a triumphant return of MagSafe to the Mac. The schematics also show that Apple may ditch the Touch Bar for the upcoming MacBook Pro models.
An earlier report from today expects Apple to release the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros later this year.
Of course, also keep in mind that these schematics have, as of the writing of this report, not been confirmed to be real by Quanta or Apple.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
I imagine many will rejoice for the SD reader, but I think the HDMI port is superfluous. With 2-4 USB C/ Thunderbolt ports, just buy the right cable. If you regularly have to hook up to HDMI, DP, even (ugh) VGA, just get a small dock to carry with you that supports them all.
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