In June this year, Apple will present its new software innovations at the WWDC conference. In particular, the Cupertino-based company should lift the veil on new versions of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS and tvOS. In addition to the new versions of its operating systems, Apple could also have a surprise in store: the presentation of the new MacBook Pro!
Of course, Apple didn’t claim these new computers would be showcased at WWDC. However, so is an article recently published by our colleagues at MacRumours, who pass on a note allegedly penned by a Wedbush analyst that they believe is a reliable source.
Essentially, Apple’s new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros would be showcased at the WWDC conference. And they would benefit from a whole new design.
A new design and a better Apple silicon chip?
As a reminder, the MacBook Pros introduced by Apple in the last quarter of 2020 were among the first computers to feature the Apple M1 chip (which made it possible to increase performance and energy efficiency). On the other hand, the design has hardly changed compared to the previous models.
The novelties of the new MacBook Pro of 2021 include the removal of the Touch Bar, a flatter design, the return of the HDMI port, a slot for SD cards and the return of MagSafe technology. And in addition to a new design, these new MacBook Pros would also benefit from a more powerful chip than the M1 (either an improved version or an M2 chip right away).
Note that this MacRumours article confirms other sources. In fact, a Bloomberg journalist had already indicated that the Cupertino company should launch its new MacBook Pro this summer. And Jon Prosser, a source of “leaks” that is regularly passed on by the media, had already hinted that the new MacBook Pros might be introduced at WWDC.
As a reminder, in 2020 Apple stated that it would take its computers two years to transition from Intel chips to Apple silicon chips. In addition to the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini launched in the last quarter of 2020, the Cupertino-based company also offers the new iMac M1, which was presented at the Spring Loaded event in April.
Another big surprise: homeOS?
In addition to these new MacBook Pros, another surprise would be planned for Apple’s WWDC. In fact, according to a new rumor, the company could also use this conference for the developers to … introduce a new operating system called homeOS.
In a job posting, the company accidentally mentioned this operating system that we’ve never heard of.