So Apple recently got into an interesting situation. Just as their latest event, where we saw a revamped iMac, a new M1-powered iPad Pro, and more, unfolded, the developers of the REvil ransomware got their hands on Apple’s confidential information and attempted to blackmail them for ransom. The hackers allegedly gained access to these confidential documents by attacking Quanta Computers, a manufacturer of computers for a number of companies, including Apple. And they have threatened to release new documents every day until Apple paid the ransom. One of the stolen documents released reveals what is apparently the next-generation MacBook Pro, and the schedules seem to confirm some of the things that have been rumored about the device for quite some time.
If we are to believe these reports, the first, and perhaps most remarkable, is that Apple is adding many more ports this time. Apple has long been notorious for their laptops with exceptionally unobtrusive I / O, but the new MacBook Pro codenamed “J316” (the 16 suggests it matches the 16-inch model) will seemingly come with an HDMI. port, a USB-C / Thunderbolt port and an SD card reader on the right, as well as two additional USB-C / Thunderbolt ports and a MagSafe port (surprise!). Both this machine and the J314 (presumably a 14-inch model) are expected to be powered by upgraded Apple silicon and will come with both the upgraded I / O and MagSafe ports.
The new MacBook Pro will also apparently remove the touch bar and have a more rounded, revamped design language. So if this turns out to be true, we may have a highly anticipated MacBook design overhaul. While the first M1-powered MacBooks, both 13-inch models, were released late last year, they looked identical to their Intel-powered counterparts, but now that the iMac’s redesign finally arrives, there’s some hope for the MacBook as well. in 2021.. We’ll just have to wait and see.