As we await the launch of conspicuously distinct MacBook Pros for 2021, which will bring the M1 chip-powered machines in a new chassis, a designer gives us a glimpse of what to expect – and the images are a treat to the eyes.
By the time September arrives, you have the Apple rumors flying all over the place – it’s crazy the amount of time we dedicate to scouring every little detail Apple may have inadvertently leaked. The September 2021 event plans to unleash the full power of the M1 chip by applying it to their heavy-duty range – the 16″ version (the one I have been waiting on for a year now!). Rumors are already out with plans of a new, sleek body, slimmer bezels, the return of the MagSafe charging pin, and the exit of the glitzy touch bar. The render by designer Marc W Avellanet comes the closest to this MacBook Pro we are sure to see in a month!
This year, the new Apple MacBook Pro is expected to feature the biggest design overhaul since the 2016 design. The notebook will feature a flat-edged design, doing away with the curved edges for a more iPhone 12-like form factor. The designer here sways from the thought and envisions the design identical to how we have come to recognize the MacBook Pro in recent years, and it looks splendid nonetheless.
The most notable difference this year is expected to be in the display. The MacBook will have brighter panels, supposedly with mini-LEDs, the first for the MacBook. Mini-LED display means there will be a significant improvement in the screen’s picture quality, contrast, and brightness. Marc’s vision suggests thinner bezels – whereas, I, for one, want Apple to shed the thick bezels to give us more screen real estate and also step up the MacBook Pros case in 2021.
More distinguishing in these design renders are the additional ports on the sides of the machine. This adaptation is in line with the rumors suggesting that Apple could roll out the MacBook Pro with at least an SD card reader and a MagSafe connector with the existing USB-C, Thunderbolt, and the 3.5mm headphone jack. While MagSafe charging will facilitate faster-charging speeds, the card reader will allow people to easily transfer photos/videos captured with drones and cameras to the MacBook.
So far, these renders are on point with the rumors we have been following about the 2021 MacBook Pro models. If you look closely, the designer’s interpretation of the keyboard without the Touch Bar – believed to be left out in the 2021 MacBook Pros – is another fine example of his vision, a true adaptation of how we want the MacBook Pro to be in 2021!
Designer: Marc W Avellanet