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People are so desperate for a 16-inch MacBook they're seeing it everywhere

What you need to know

  • Alleged icon depictions of the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro are said to have been found in the macOS Catalina Beta.
  • The images were supposedly discovered by French blog MacGeneration.
  • However, Twitter users have been quick to point out the rendering looks awfully similar to the current 15-inch model.

A very sketchy report today suggests that French blog MacGeneration has somehow discovered the renderings of a 16-inch MacBook Pro hidden in the beta of macOS Catalina.

The find was reported with some scepticism (and rightly so) by MacRumors, as a possible clue to Apple's much rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro. However, the news was met with even more scepticisim on Twitter, with users pointing out the similarities between this leak and the current 15-inch Macbook.

It seemed that, according to Guilherme Rambo, this was in fact just some optimized icons of the 15-inch MacBook pro. Well, for about 20 minutes it was... shortly after shooting down this leak, Rambo then took to Twitter again to highlight the conflicting information about the leak, stating that he would be siding with Apple. Both of these tweets appear to have been deleted.

It has been rumored that Apple is planning to release a 16-inch MacBook Pro sometime this fall, but with no sign of an Apple event in sight, perhaps we've all started to go a bit loopy... Maybe, over the weekend, someone will find an image of the 16-inch MacBook in their toast.

So we'll leave it up to you. Are we indeed looking at the rendering of the mythical 16-inch MacBook Pro, or have we all been duped? Here's the "side-by-side" from MacGeneration so you can decide for yourself.

(Image credit: MacGeneration)
Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.