16-Inch MacBook Pro Said to Launch in September With LCD and 3072x1920 Resolution

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple plans to release a 16-inch MacBook Pro in September, according to Jeff Lin, an analyst at research firm IHS Markit.

    MacRumors concept of 16-inch MacBook Pro display

    Lin believes the 16-inch display will be an LCD supplied by LG Display, with a resolution of 3,072×1,920 pixels, as outlined in IHS's latest Emerging PC Market Tracker report, published Thursday and obtained by Forbes.

    IHS Markit via Forbes

    For comparison, the 15-inch MacBook Pro has a resolution of 2,880×1,800 pixels.
    Korean website The Elec recently reported that Samsung was in talks with Apple about supplying OLED displays for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, but if the IHS Markit report is accurate, the notebook will have a LCD instead.

    16-inch MacBook Pro rumors began with well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Back in February, he said the notebook would launch at some point in 2019 with an "all-new design," but he did not comment on which display technology the notebook would use or share any other details.

    As would be expected, Lin claims the 16-inch MacBook Pro will feature a newer processor. No other details are known.

    IHS Markit has an entire team dedicated to display-related research, with close ties to the supply chain, so this rumor carries some weight. The research firm accurately revealed the original 10.5-inch iPad Pro's resolution nearly four months in advance and also saw LTPO coming to the Apple Watch.

    Apple has never unveiled new Macs at its annual iPhone event in September, often waiting for October instead. Either way, it sounds increasingly likely that a 16-inch MacBook Pro is coming at some point this year.

    Article Link: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Said to Launch in September With LCD and 3072x1920 Resolution
  2. Cheapassmac macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2018
    I don't get why Apple won't revive the 17" Macbook Pro instead. Even though this is probably their best Macbook yet, from a marketing stand point, it'll just seem too similar to the 15".
  3. canesalato macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2010
  4. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    Depends, if this is an 16.6" it will be like the 15" is to the 13". If it will be 16" probably this will replace the 15" down the line
    --- Post Merged, Jun 23, 2019 ---
    I love that Apple is on fire with the mac this year...we've been waiting for this for several years
  5. TracesOfArsenic macrumors regular


    Feb 22, 2018
    And boy are we going to pay for it.
  6. Dave-Z macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2012
    Probably curved corners and a notch, too.


    Joking aside: Yeah, the price increases are getting to be a bit much.
  7. Apathy Overdose macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2018
    What CPU can they put in it that's newer than the one that is currently in the 15" MBP?
    I also think they would launch it in October and not September.
  8. bvz macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2005
    I'm not the market for this machine (I'm in the wrong tax bracket for how much this is likely to cost), but I sure hope it is a killer new design. Specifically I hope the keyboard is fixed (both reliability and travel). Apple seems to have listened with regard to the new pro (price excepted) and perhaps they will do the same with this laptop. We don't need it to be 2mm thinner. We need a better keyboard.and better thermals. A thinner bezel, however, would be nice in that that actually leads to real user benefits (smaller overall size where it counts - smaller horizontal and vertical dimensions vs. thickness - yet maintaining a larger screen).
  9. realtuner macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2019
    Damnit Apple, stop scaring my credit cards with all your recent announcements. They haven’t gotten over the Mac Pro yet and now this?
  10. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    releasing a new macbook pro after they updated the 2019 pros in may wont sit too well with people. Especially if they drop the 15" model for this 16" i dont see them having around two sizes an inch apart from each other unless this is a completely new thicker chassis pro machine with a 5-800$ increase price point.
  11. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
  12. Skeith macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2012
    likely this is the "real pro" machine. like Mac Pro and friends, will price out many potential buyers.

    maybe coming with "Pro" butterfly keyboard. lol
  13. Apathy Overdose macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2018
    Either way, there just seems to be too much smoke concerning this machine coming this year, Ming's report, the 7 newly registered models in the Eurasian database, the 9 to 5 mac podcast guys claiming the keyboard will have a escape key and touch-bar, now this.

    It would probably be best to return the 2019 MBP if you can wait few more months.
  14. ikramerica macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2009
  15. akulbe macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2009
    I came here to say this. I agree 100%.
  16. TheralSadurns macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2010
    Just go 4k in 16:10 alrdy Apple.
    All I want is 1920x1200 points of space with a native @2x scaling.
    It's totally doable on the 15" alrdy... just a shame that the scaling is not native. And before anyone says anything... yes you can see the non-linear scaling... and I really dislike it.
  17. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    and a decently specked 15" is 3000$ haha.
    They need to drop the pro name from all the current pro's then.

    Starting price is 3,999.
  18. smetvid macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2009
    The 17" never sold very well. I have one and loved it but it was a bulky beast. Now that I use the 15" at work I really do prefer the size and weight of the 15". I do miss the extra screen space for the UI on the 17" without making details microscopic but I have learned to make better use of the native 1440 UI space of the 15"

    If Apple can add more screen space and keep the size and weight form factor the same as the 15" I think that will be a very popular and effective product.

    The thing I find odd is the only slight resolution bump to 3072x1920. That makes it seem like it won't really have more screen space for the UI and the 16" will really just be a marketing thing with the very small bezel. Going from 2880 to 3017 isn't enough to really impact productivity in anyway. Thats a UI space of 1440 vs 1536. Not even the 1680 wide option the 15" used to have years ago. If this rumor is correct Apple seems to want to keep the DPI the same and is just getting rid of more of the bezel which adds a few extra pixels around the screen. Running at 1920 scaled mode will be about a 1.6x retina vs the 1.5x retina of the current 15". Not enough to make a visual impact on detail. The DPI will be 134 PPI vs the 141 PPI of the current 15" when using 1920 scaled mode so still very tiny text and details.

    Unless there is a significant CPU and GPU upgrade I think the existing 15" models will be perfectly fine alternatives.
  19. Sedulous macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2002
    Normally I’d be excited but I already know this will probably have a base price of $6000 and come with 128 GB of storage, a mid-range GPU from last year, and won’t include the $500 power supply.
  20. igneousc macrumors regular

    May 13, 2011
    please let my 2012 retina 15" last until then. Im in no rush to buy this, but I really dont want to buy the current lineup.
  21. BGPL macrumors regular


    May 4, 2016
    TFT display. Ew...

    For $3499, I'd expect more.
  22. klky macrumors member


    Oct 30, 2015
    I would first want to know if it has the same butterfly keyboard or touch bar. If the answer is yes to either of these, it's a no go.
  23. smetvid macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2009
    To be fair we do have 1920x1200 UI space with a 1.5x retina. Not as crystal clear as 2x retina but I think most people are hard pressed to notice a visual difference between the two. The UI space however is exactly what we would have with a 3840 wide 4k display. At that DPI however one needs to wonder just how significant moving to 4k would really be for the 15" display. I'm an app developer and at that DPI (141 DPI) I rarely notice a significant difference between 2x and 1.5x image assets. I just don't think the visual advantage would outweigh the cost. Plus it would have the disadvantage of not looking as good at 1440 (2880) wide at 109DPI which is what is the optimal viewing size for that screen size. More people struggle with higher DPI values and if the display was 4k it would have to scale down which doesn't look as good as the current 15" does at that resolution. We notice the scaling softness a lot more at that size. The 1920 scaled mode on the current 15" works very well because the details are so small its very difficult to see any imperfections or scaling softness.
  24. JoeK76 macrumors newbie


    Jun 23, 2019
    London, UK

    It's only since 2016 that the release cycle has been one per year...

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