Apple plans upgrading MacBook Pro with much faster processors and updated displays

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The new laptops are planned to come in two screen sizes, a 14-inch model codenamed J314 and a 16-inch version internally dubbed J316 with a return of its magnetic charger days.

Tech giant Apple Inc. is planning upgraded MacBook Pro laptops in the middle of this year with much faster processors, updated displays and the return of its magnetic charger.

Quoting a source known to have insider knowledge, the products are not yet announced and the new laptops will come in two screen sizes, a 14-inch model codenamed J314 and a 16-inch version internally dubbed J316.  Both next-generation versions of Apple’s in-house Mac processors, will be upgraded with more cores and enhanced graphics. 

The company last updated its base 13-inch MacBook Pro with its own M1 chip in November and these new devices will mark Apple’s first high-end laptops in a move to shift away from Intel Corp. components. 

Apple also plans to step up the displays in its new MacBook Pros with brighter, higher-contrast panels, and new Macs will look similar to the current versions but with minor design changes. 

A significant change will be on how the new devices  charge as Apple has over the past five years relied heavily on USB-C ports for both power and data transfer thus making them compatible with other manufacturers’ chargers.

However, Apple Inc. is also now bringing back MagSafe, the magnetic power adapter.

What this mean is that any accidental yanking of the power cable will simply detach itself from the laptop rather than pull the entire computer down!

This used to be a favorite feature of Apple’s portable PC lineup first introduced in 2006 and most recently in its latest lineup of iPhones.

The return of MagSafe with the next MacBook Pros will also allow those laptops to charge at a faster rate and the connector will be similar to the elongated pill-shape design of the older MagSafe port.

Apple has also tested versions that remove the Touch Bar from its laptop keyboards that was introduced as part of the last MacBook Pro redesign in 2016. Here are the options if you want to sell used macbook pro for a new one.

The keyboard’s top row from function keys into a touchscreen strip that can display a variety of information and a changing set of controls to adapt to apps and tasks will be the other new developments in the next set of Mac laptops

Apple is also planning a redesigned MacBook Air, but that is not expected to be released until long after the next MacBook Pros.

According to Bloomberg, an Apple spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the new devices that is expected to be launched around the middle of the year.