Jeff Lin, analyst at research firm IHS Markit, predicts Apple will release a 16-inch MacBook Pro in September, as well as a processor upgrade for the MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Function Keys.
Lin says he believes the 16-inch display will be an LCD screen, supplied by LG Display. The new display will boast a resolution of 3,072×1,920 pixels. For comparison purposes, the 15-inch MacBook Pro has a resolution of 2,880×1,800 pixels.
As might be expected, the new notebook would also feature a newer processor.
“We foresee that Apple will release a new product [at the] Sep’19 Apple event if there’s no unexpected development issue,” Lin said in an email, referring to the 16-inch MacBook Pro.
A recent report from Korean website The Elec claimed Samsung and Apple were in discussions for the Kopren firm to supply OLED displays for the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Time will tell which report, if either of them, are accurate.
Well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in February said a 16-inch MacBook Pro would launch in 2019 with an “all-new design,” but did not specify which display technology the new MacBook Pro would use.
Lin also noted that Apple is expected to update its 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and Retina MacBook Air in September.
As is usual for reports like these, take them with a grain of your favorite salt-free substitute.