The upcoming computers are expected to ditch the curved edges of the current MacBook Pros for flat edges similar to the iPhone 12, according to TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The refreshed notebooks will bring an "all-new design form factor," the revered Apple analyst writes in a research note to investors, seen by MacRumors.
The research note goes on to mention a few other perks that have the potential to make this the biggest MacBook Pro overhaul in years. Some of them include using next-generation Apple silicon, adding more ports, removing the controversial Touch Bar, and bringing back the convenient MagSafe connector, among other newsworthy predictions.
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Unsurprisingly, the new machines are said to swap the Touch Bar (finally!) for the physical function keys, including a physical Escape key. The Touch Bar debuted on the fourth-generation MacBook Pro, which launched in October 2016.