Apple MacBook Pro 2021 possible designs revealed with latest renders: slim bezels & more

Apple’s first 2021 event had its crosshairs set on the new iPhone and Watch mostly, but there’s now a second one incoming. Enter the Apple ‘Unleashed’ event that’s to be held on Monday, October 18. This one will be Mac-centric and the company is expected to announce at least the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16.

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Sure, we are just a couple of days away from the event, but new leaks and renders are always welcome. Tomorrow (via: Notebookcheck) has published just those on Twitter and they perhaps provide the clearest look we have had on the new MacBooks to date. The renders are based on the most recent leaks, including that Apple has switched to taller, 14:9 displays.

While the design of the new laptops is undeniably still very MacBook-ish, there have been a couple of meaningful upgrades. Firstly, the new 14:9 ratios should provide a better web scrolling experience thanks to a taller viewing area. And second, the bezels have been reduced significantly, so much so, that there’s no place to fit in the familiar ‘MacBook Pro’ labeling, although we definitely won’t be missing that.

However, not everything is a gain. Leaked schematics had suggested that this year’s models would be losing the Touch Bar that was introduced in 2016 with fourth-generation MacBook Pros, and the renders reflect on this.

But the same schematics had also shown that the new MacBook Pros would be getting more ports than the current models. As visible in the renders, the 2021 MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 should launch with at least a full-sized HDMI port, two USB Type-C ports, and MagSafe charging.

Other than this, there has been much hype on the second iteration of ’s own ARM-based chip. It’s dubbed M1X and will be powering the two MacBooks. Both models are also expected to come with mini LED displays with support for 120Hz refresh rates.




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