The speculated new next-generation MacBook Pro was supposed to be unveiled by Apple during WWDC on Monday, according to rumours in the days leading up to the conference. However, the device did not materialise, perhaps indicating a delay that finally led to its omission from this week’s presentation.
Max Balzer on Twitter, who on Wednesday spotted “m1x MacBook Pro” as a tag in the special event’s YouTube video, supports rumours that Apple had initially intended to reveal a new MacBook Pro at WWDC.
The next M-series chip, which is currently anticipated to be unveiled somewhere in the second half of 2021, seems to have its name confirmed by the metadata.
Apple is anticipated to offer the new M1X MacBook Pro a more flat-edged appearance with a complete overhaul. The new devices, codenamed J314 and J316, are rumoured to have 14-inch and 16-inch screens in addition to their makeover. The updated versions reportedly do not include an OLED Touch Bar above the keyboard but do have an additional HDMI and SD card connection as well as a MagSafe magnetic charging connector.