Apple’s Rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro Gets Delayed to 2021

Earlier this year, a major report from popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed some of Apple’s upcoming product plans. The report included a lot of flashy new products, tho Kuo is now reporting that there have been some minor changes in Apple’s plans.

First of all, the company’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro that was originally expected to arrive later this year has now been pushed back to either 2020 or 2021. According to Macrumors, Kuo is predicting that the new MacBook Pro design, which could come in between 15-inch to 17-inch will now be coming either in 2020 or in the first half of 2021. The company is also expected to introduce a more powerful 13-inch MacBook Pro with options to have 32GB of RAM, though we aren’t quite sure if that’s been delayed to 2020/2021 as well.

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Kuo says Apple will also launch a new 10-inch to 12-inch iPad between Q4 2020 and Q1 2021, which will likely be part of the company’s iPad Pro line.

And as for the massive new 31.6-inch 6K display, that’s still expected to launch this year. Kuo previously reported that Cupertino is working on a 31.6-inch “6K3K” display that features a Mini-LED like backlight design. It’s expected to arrive in the second or third quarter of this year, and offer “outstanding picture quality.”

It would make sense for Apple to delay the next major MacBook Pro until the design is perfect. The current MacBook Pro design has massive issues, especially with the keyboard design, and if the company ships more products with a similar keyboard design, it will only make things worse. It will be interesting to see if Apple continues to stick with its butterfly key design in the next MacBook Pro design, though.

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  • dontbe evil

    09 April, 2019 - 6:59 am

    <p>LOL they're running out of milk</p>

    • blackcomb

      15 April, 2019 - 2:16 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#419334">In reply to dontbe_evil:</a></em></blockquote><p>Timmy can't do anything.</p>

  • Stooks

    09 April, 2019 - 7:42 am

    <p>Will it come before or after the new Mac Pro?</p><p><br></p><p>Seriously PC makers will make dozens of high quality laptops by the time Apple releases this if they ever do. </p>

    • Sir_Timbit

      09 April, 2019 - 12:04 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#419337">In reply to Stooks:</a></em></blockquote><p>It is crazy that the Mac Pro currently available is over 5 years old.</p><p><br></p><p> I'll just leave this little quote here:</p><p>"There are over 600 million PCs in use today that are over five years old. This is really sad, it really is."</p><p>Phil Schiller, Apple VP for worldwide marketing, 2016"</p><p><br></p>

    • warren

      09 April, 2019 - 4:38 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#419337">In reply to Stooks:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Before. Apple has been privately showing the new Mac Pro to some of its biggest partners in recent weeks.</p>

  • will

    Premium Member
    09 April, 2019 - 7:51 am

    <p>This year we will see the new Mac Pro and the new Pro display. Personally I want to see what this new Apple display looks like and what it takes to power it. </p>

  • bhatech

    09 April, 2019 - 11:12 am

    <p>Yeah they probably can't release any more new hardware with butterfly keyboard after the WSJ article. They are going to get blasted with bad press <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="?" src=""></p&gt;

    • Jeff.Bane

      09 April, 2019 - 11:31 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#419403">In reply to bhatech:</a></em></blockquote><p>I agree – I think the delay is for a new reliable keyboard.</p>

  • bluvg

    09 April, 2019 - 11:17 am

    <p>6K3K: a 2:1 display? Pro AV-oriented?</p>

  • pdhemsley

    Premium Member
    09 April, 2019 - 1:03 pm

    <p>Or, Ming-Chi Kuo was wrong first time round. </p><p><br></p>

  • DBSync

    09 April, 2019 - 5:05 pm

    <p>How can something be delayed that was never scheduled or announced?</p>

  • michael_babiuk

    09 April, 2019 - 5:11 pm

    <p>This rumored MacBook Pro delayed launch could very well be due to two things. One, the display could be a new micro-LED design (and manufacturing just might not be ready to produce it at the volumes needed. And second, if this computer is delayed until 2021 (two years from now), those two years might just be enough time to introduce Apple designed ARM based CPU and GPU chipsets. Obviously, just speculation on my part.</p><p><br></p>

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