The 17-Inch MacBook Pro Might Be Coming Back

MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina Display

It will come with an “all-new” design

If you have noticed lately, laptop brands have been unveiling large 17-inch laptops that have the footprint of a 15-inch laptop. ASUS has it in their ROG laptops, and LG has introduced a skinny 17-incher that packs quite a punch.

Apple did make 17-inch laptops in the past, the last one being the mid-2012 model with a Core i7 processor. Roughly seven years since then, Apple is once again toying at the idea—at least according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In his comprehensive 2019 forecast for the Cupertino giant, Kuo mentions of an “all-new” MacBook Pro with a 16-16.5-inch display. The “all-new” part is more interesting, as the current MacBook Pro design is only two and a half years old. Prior to the TouchBar models, the Retina MacBook Pros were in production from 2012 to 2016.

Should Apple do a redesign, we hope that 1) they bring back the ports and not limit their users to just USB-C ports, and 2) redesign the keyboard so that they are more durable and have a better tactile feel.

Aside from the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro, Kuo adds that the 13-inch MacBook Pro will have a 32GB RAM option, giving users who want a smaller MacBook Pro more oomph.


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