Leak: 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro base models with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage

Apple is expected to announce the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro at the ‘Unleashed’ event on October 18th. Previously, a new leak detailed some of the changes that the new MacBooks will include.

leak @dylandkt has a reasonably accurate record when it comes to Apple leaks. He claims the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro will have mini LED displays with smaller bezels and no “MacBook Pro” logo on the lower chin. You will also have a 1080p FaceTime HD camera which should make a noticeable improvement in video call quality, especially when coupled with the ISP-related improvements that the M1X chip should bring.

In terms of specs, the base model of the redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro will have 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. The M1X chip that powers both models will also contain the same number of CPU and GPU cores.

MacBook Pro 14 and 16:
Mini LED displays
Smaller bezels without a lower logo
1080p webcam
Base models have 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage
Base M1X is the same configuration for both models
Prices will be similar between 14 and 16 inches
New loading stone

– Dylan (@dylandkt) October 12, 2021

In addition, Apple will introduce a new charging stone with its upcoming MacBooks. Rumor has it that we might see a MagSafe-based charging solution on the new MacBook Pros. It’s possible Apple could use a charger similar to the one we saw on the 24-inch iMac earlier this year, with a built-in Ethernet port.

In terms of pricing, Dylan believes prices will be similar for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, with the display size being the only difference. It looks like Apple plans to pursue the iPhone Pro and Pro Max strategy for its new MacBooks: delivering the same level of performance and key features, with the display and battery life being the main differentiators between the two models.

Check out our leak summary for an overview of what to expect from the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

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