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Last week, Apple released an update for the Mac's BootCamp (a utility that runs Windows on a Mac), and within its release notes, it was revealed that an unannounced 16-inch MacBook Pro (2020) has been mentioned.
The official release notes state the following
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)
This could simply be a mistake, but the 16-inch MacBook Pro was released almost a year ago and a model update is well within the realm of possibility. While the top-of-the-line GPU option was added in June of this year, the official name remains MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019), and there is no 2020 model.
It's widely rumored that the first Macs with the Apple Silicon, Apple's proprietary design chip, will be announced at an event on November 17. It is believed that the transition from Intel processors to Apple Silicon will start with the low-end MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, or the revived 12-inch MacBook, but the flip side is that high-end machines like the 16-inch MacBook Pro are likely to be off the table for now.
With compatibility with Apple Silicon Macs and existing macOS apps uncertain for a while, there are likely to be many Mac users who would welcome the 16-inch MacBook Pro (2020) if it stays on an Intel chip and moves from the 9th generation Core processor of 2019 models to the 10th generation.
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