As per the company’s announcement at WWDC 2020, the company is under transition from Intel chips to its custom silicon hence it also released a developer tool kit in which they integrated their A14X chipset in Mac mini. The company also promised to release a new Mac featuring their own processor, and they gave a reference of a 2020 16-inch MacBook Pro in last week’s Boot Camp Update.
For those of you who don’t know about Bootcamp, it is Apple’s utility that allows you to run Windows on a Mac. A lot of users have noticed that an unreleased 2020 16-inch MacBook Pro is mentioned in the release notes. The current 16-inch is a year old but could use an upgrade despite the high-end graphic option available. Below are the release notes of Apple’s Boot Camp v6.1.13 update:
The Boot Camp 6.1.13 update improves the compatibility of your Mac when running Windows through Boot Camp.
– Improves audio recording quality when using the built-in microphone
– Fixes a stability issue that could occur during heavy CPU load on 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019 and 2020) and 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020)
The 16-inch MacBook was launched in November 2019. It has a larger 16-inches screen with slim bezels. The Scissor mechanism is used instead of the Magic Keyboard, and it features 9th-generation Intel processors, upto 8TB of SSD storage option, improved mic and speaker and supports up to 64GB of RAM. It utilizes the AMD Radeon Pro 500M series graphics and starts at $2399.
Although there is no official statement on the reference, the previous rumours suggest that Apple might host an event in November to launch its 12-inch MacBook featuring the new Apple Silicon chip. There are low chances for Apple using its chips in high-end models that too during the initial phase of transition from Intel.