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Apr 12, 2001

Following a sketchy rumor that claimed the next MacBook Pro models could feature a notch at the top of the display, an alleged photo of a MacBook Pro with a notch was shared today by Weibo account AnyTurtle999, as spotted by Twitter account DuanRui.


A close-up view of the alleged notch at the top of the image appears to show a FaceTime camera and an ambient light sensor for True Tone. Earlier this week, a Reddit user claimed that the next MacBook Pro will not feature Face ID despite having a notch, with a Touch ID sensor expected to remain above the keyboard for authentication.

The photo is blurry and it's unclear if it's authentic, so some skepticism is warranted here. If the photo proves to be real, however, it suggests that the next MacBook Pro models could feature very thin bezels around the display.

In the macOS Monterey beta, MacRumors discovered potential display resolutions of 3024x1964 and 3456x2234 for the rumored 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. When subtracting 74 pixels from the height of both, the resulting 3024x1890 and 3456x2160 resolutions work out to an aspect ratio of 16:10. All of Apple's current MacBooks feature a 16:10 aspect ratio, leading to speculation that the extra 74 pixels could be for a notch.

Apple is hosting a virtual event on Monday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, with rumors widely suggesting the event will be focused on redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with a faster version of the M1 chip and brighter mini-LED displays. The notebooks are also expected to feature an HDMI port, an SD card reader, and a magnetic power cable, while ditching the Touch Bar in favor of a return to physical Fn keys.

Article Link: MacBook Pro Display With Notch Shown in Alleged Photo Leak
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macrumors 6502
Apr 11, 2010
Touch Bar gone in favour of a screen wart! Bring on the Notch…

well you don’t think them Touch Bar emojis where going anywhere did you?

introducing MacEmjoi now you can look like a pig in FaceTime calls! 🙄 only we have still stuck to the same 720p camera but increased the price to £3200
Looks like notch has taken over the Mac!

I guess welcome to the new 💻 with a notch!!

Bring back the old Apple team, please. I know they would not have allowed it. Apple look, the Mac in the picture has no notch. Why do you love the notch so much? Just slim down on the bezels… Problem

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A notch on a MacBook is horrible. It’s bad enough that we still have it on the iPhone.
I’m shocked and surprised Apple would add a notch on a Mac. I thought Apple was in a process of eliminating it on an iPhone now they are implementing it with Mac? Where is Jony Ive? Oh wait, he’s moved on to bigger and better things.

Wait till what type of a design Ferrari comes out with next!
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Apple: stop spreading false/sketchy rumors around. Are you doing this so people can talk about the upcoming Mac and the new event or what? Apple’s marketing team is working hard this weekend. Getting that free publicity, advertisement and attention without paying a single penny.

So the notch is present and Face ID isn’t? What’s the point of having a notch???

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macrumors newbie
Sep 15, 2013
Those measurements are 14.77” diagonally, so a 14” screen fits perfectly, maybe (hopefully?) with enough space to avoid the notch.

On one hand the notch isn’t great, but the trade off between having a small notch but smaller overall footprint might be worthy.
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