YouTuber Luke Miani dropped some exclusive details on what we can expect for the upcoming ‘M1X’ MacBook Pro. As we’re expecting Apple to bring back some of the traditional ports found on previous MacBook Pros, Miani reported that Apple will bring back the SD card slot, but this time with high-speed UHS-II support. This will be good news for photographers and videographers who utilize SD cards as UHS-II offers speeds up to 312 MB/s, which is over three times faster than those of traditional SD card slots. We’ve seen the UHS-II SD card slot made its way to the current 27-inch iMac as well as the now-discontinued iMac Pro.
Additionally, the Touch ID button will be illuminated by “multiple dedicated LEDs” for the first time. It could potentially interact with unlocking the Mac and/or using Apple Pay. Last but not least, Miani reported that with the upcoming M1X chip, the new MacBook Pros will have memory configurations capped at 32GB RAM, instead of the 64GB as Bloomberg reported. Note that M1-based Macs can be configured up to 16GB RAM, and the existing Intel-based 16-inch MacBook Pro is capped at 64GB. While Miani’s track record in Apple rumors is mixed, only time will tell on what features we will be seeing for those MacBook Pros.
There is one more thing. The MacBooks’ webcams have received strong criticism for its mediocre 720p video quality. The 1080p webcam first made its way to the 2020 27-inch iMac and then the M1-based 24-inch iMac. According to another leaker Dylandkt, Apple will finally upgrade the webcams to record video in 1080p. This is especially great news for those who use Zoom calls on a regular basis.
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