Yesterday, just after Apple’s ‘Spring Loaded’ event, a ransomware gang has found confidential information such as the blueprints on Apple’s future product designs. REvil is behind this gang, which is ironic as you can pronounce “REvil” as in “We Are Evil.” Right now, the group is now blackmailing Apple’s supplier Quanta and Apple itself for at least $50 million. Otherwise, they would post their screenshots of these files online.
With these schematics leaked online, we’re getting further details on what the next MacBook Pro could look like. First, it will have a design with curved sides as opposed to the flat sides that other sources rumored. Second, it will have more ports besides USB-C. The documents indicate that the left side will have a MagSafe connector, two USB-C ports, and a headphone jack. On the right, there will be an HDMI port, USB-C port, and an SD card slot. These details are in line of what Bloomberg and Ming-Chi Kuo has indicated. These schematics also referenced “J314” and “J316” multiple times. Bloomberg previously reported that these codenames referenced the 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon, respectively.
The schematics revealed that the upcoming MacBook Pro will omit the controversial Touch Bar, and the function keys will return. The keyboard layout will retain the Touch ID sensor similar to that for all current MacBook models. Other features we can expect for these MacBook Pros are mini-LED displays and a more powerful variant of the Apple M1 chip.
Other leaked schematics include the 2020 MacBook Air as well as the new iMac that Apple debuted yesterday. Due to ethical concerns, we will not post these sourced schematics here.
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