No more iPhone rumor! How about one now for users of MacBooks Pro, to vary a little? ?
We already announced here on the website that new Pro machines could arrive until the end of this year with an OLED screen above the keyboard and Touch ID. Guess what has now emerged in interwebs! Yes, the alleged notebook housing.
If it is true, we will have good changes like the one above the keyboard (replacing the current line that brings some specific commands for the operating system and hardware controls, such as keyboard lighting and speaker volume), a Force trackpad Touch bigger than the current one and a redesign of the speakers (note that we now have a hole in the sides of the keyboard, as in the 15 ″ MacBooks Pro – this supposed hollow housing is that of a 13 inch model).
Now, without a doubt, the most radical change would be in the physical connections of the computer. Instead of traditional USB ports, Thunderbolts, slot for SD and HDMI cards, we would have four new USB-C – and the maintenance of the headphone jack (3.5mm). Although radical, this exchange was more than expected and it is still legal if we take into account the potential (data transmission, energy, audio / video, etc.) of the new standard. The downside – in addition to using some adapters so that you can use many of your current accessories – is due to the death of MagSafe, that beauty of technology that has already saved the lives of many notebooks.
Looking at the thickness of the new chassis and taking into account the size of the headphone jack, you can see that it is significantly thinner than the current models – something made possible by this exchange for USB-C ports.
Also note that in this photo comparing the current MacBook Pro chassis, we see a much darker hue, suggesting that the Apple will follow the same path as the MacBooks – selling the machine in possibly four color flavors: space gray, silver, gold and rose gold .
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On a related note, stocks in the Thunderbolt Display are low or even non-existent in several Apple stores in North America, Europe, Australia and other regions. With the proximity of WWDC 2016, the road that such a monitor has traveled (it remains the same since 2011, which is a life in the technological market) and the possible arrival of new technologies (DisplayPort 1.3, new Intel processors, etc. ) which may allow Apple to offer a 27 ″ inch monitor with a 5K screen (or, at worst, 4K) capable of connecting to notebooks, Macs mini and Macs Pro, we are all looking forward to it.
Excited? With the exception of MagSafe’s death – ? -, I even enjoyed the supposed changes.
[via Cult of Mac, MacRumors]