The MacBook Pro 2021 has been floating around the rumor mill for quite some time now. The hotly-anticipated product has been subject to all sorts of rumors and speculations.
If a recently surfaced leak is anything to go by, Apple’s long-rumored MacBook Pro 2021 will be announced at Cupertino’s WWDC 2021 conference on June 7. Leaker Jon Prosser confirmed the launch date on May 25 on Twitter.
“I can confirm MacBook Pro is coming,” Prosser tweeted. He did not give an explanation for her judgment, however, he has a reputation for following leaks with explainer videos on his YouTube channel, and the same can be expected for the new MacBook Pro.
i can confirm macbook pro is coming https://t.co/p2Hzh5TVSm
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) May 24, 2021
With the conference less than two weeks away, there are no other sources corresponding to Prosser’s leak. Reliable sources such as Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman have previously hinted at a possible mid-year launch or in the second half of 2021.
While WDC usually does not involve big hardware announcements, especially new MacBook’s, Apple has confirmed that the WWDC keynote will start on June 7 at 10 a.m. PT, and included an image of three cartoon characters with MacBooks. This suggests new MacBook models could be announced at the conference.
The three memojis seem to be looking at MacBook screens, and their eyes are reflecting Apple calendar, iMessage, and coding. This could be a hint at major changes to underlying code in macOS, probably making MacBook capable of taking full advantage of the Apple M1 chip.
The upcoming MacBook Pro lineup could feature Thunderbolt and USB-C ports and the HDMI port and SD card slots, which last appeared in the 2015 models. Touch Bar isn’t likely to make an appearance since Apple plans to include a traditional row of function keys instead, Tom’s Guide reported.
The new lineup is also expected to come with an upgraded thermal system. Watch this space for more updates.