Rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro may use Intel’s 9th-Gen Processors

A new analyst’s report suggests Apple’s oft-rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro is coming down the line with ninth-generation processors from Intel.

According to IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin (via MacRumors), the redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro will boast Intel’s 9th-generation processors under the hood. This is the new laptop that’s expected to launch sometime before the end of 2019, but Apple has yet to officially announce the new portable just yet.

If accurate, this means the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be configurable with up to an 8-core Core i9 processor with a 2.4GHz base clock speed and a max Turbo Boost frequency of 5.0GHz. The lineup also includes 6-core Core i7 processors. All of the chips are 45W with integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630.

Lin also expects that the new 16-inch MacBook Pro will go into production in September. If that is the case, then the redesigned laptop could launch as early as October of this year. Apple has traditionally unveiled new MacBooks in October, so this timeline could certainly line up.

As far as the rumor mill is concerned, the 16-inch MacBook Pro will reportedly boast slimmer bezels, giving more screen real estate without having to bump up the size of the machine over all.

If Apple does announce the redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro, do you plan on picking one up?