Apple’s latest macOS Monterey beta recently provided clues as to how the company’s rumored 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro rumors were resolved.
According to The Verge, the seventh beta of the upcoming operating system contains references to “3456 x 2234 Retina” and “3024 x 1964 Retina”, which are two resolutions that are not supported by any of Apple’s current Macs. .
This assumes the two new resolutions match Apple’s 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros, which are slated to launch this year with new designs and a new Arm-based Apple processor called M1X.
For reference, the current 16-inch MacBook Pro has a resolution of 3072 x 1920, while the current 13-inch MacBook Pro’s screen sits at 2560 x 1600. If the new resolutions are accurate, both laptops should see an increase. of pixel density as well as screen resolution.
In addition to the improved screen resolutions, both laptops would feature a re-enabled magnetic MagSafe laptop charger and return useful ports like an SD card slot and HDMI.
According to The Verge, the widely hated OLED Touch Bar is also on the verge of disappearing. The new laptops are expected to be announced at an Apple event this year, although an exact date has yet to be made public.