MacBook Pro: MagSafe may be making a comeback in 2021

The MacBook Pro is Apple’s top-of-the-line laptop. It offers top-notch performance for demanding users who need processing power and are willing to spend top dollar for it. Learn more about the MacBook Pro by reading about its main features below.

Editor’s note: Updated 1/7/21 with a report of a potential 2021 update to the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

The latest: Rumors of 14- and 16-inch models with MagSafe and no Touch Bar

January reports from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman have details on what could be coming in the next MacBook Pro. Both say that Apple will release 14- and 16-inch models with Apple’s system on a chip that has more processing cores and enhanced graphics than the M1. Also, the laptops will feature MagSafe adpaters, no Touch Bar, and a design that mirrors the iPhone 12. Get more details on the Kuo and Gurman reports. 

DigiTimes posted an uncomfirmed report in January 2021 that said that the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be released in 2021 with a mini-LED display.

In December 2020, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a research note that said that the rollout of Apple silicon will continue in 2021 with a redesigned 14-inch MacBook Pro that will be revealed in the second half of the year.

Kuo did not provide details on the specifications or features at that time, but Kuo has released another report, stating that the new laptops will use mini-LED displays. Mini-LED displays have higher contrast ratios and darker blacks compared to standard LEDs, which are currently used in the MacBook Pro.

Mini-LED technology costs more to implement, but according to Kuo, Apple offsets the cost because it is using its own silicon. That could mean we will not see an increase in the sale price.

Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple’s M1 chip

At its ”One more thing” online event on November 10, Apple introduced its first Macs equipped with the company’s own processors instead of Intel’s. Among those Macs were a new 13-inch MacBook Pro that sports Apple’s M1 processor.