So, Apple has recently been caught in an interesting situation. Just as their latest event took place, in which we saw a renewed iMac, a new iPad Pro with M1 function and much more, the developers of the REvil ransomware got hold of confidential information from Apple and tried to blackmail for a ransom. The hackers allegedly gained access to these confidential documents by attacking Quanta Computers, a computer manufacturer for a bunch of companies, including Apple. And they threatened to release new documents every day until Apple paid for the ransom. One of the stolen documents that have been released shows what the next-generation MacBook Pro is, and the diagrams seem to confirm a few things that have been rumored about the device for some time.
If these reports are believable, the first and probably most notable is that Apple is adding many more ports this time. Apple has long been infamous for their exceptionally exceptional I / O laptops, but the new MacBook Pro codenamed “J316” (16 suggests it fits the 16-inch model) seems to 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 surprise!). Both this machine and the J314 (probably a 14-inch model) are expected to be powered by updated Apple silicon and will come with both improved I / O ports and MagSafe.
The new MacBook Pro will also get rid of the touch bar and offer a more rounded and renewed design language. So, if that turns out to be true, we could have a long-awaited refresh of the MacBook for ourselves. While the first M1-powered MacBooks, both 13-inch models, were released by the end of last year, they looked identical to their Intel counterparts, but with the reopening of the iMac, there is finally hope for the MacBook in 2021. . We’ll just have to wait and see.