16-inch MacBook Pro detail leak: optimized speakers, noise-cancelling microphone, 4% larger screen

Following reports yesterday that Apple might release on Wednesday about Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman shared more details about the upcoming machine via Twitter today. The display on the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is less than 4% larger than the current 15.4-inch MacBook Pro, which actually brings higher resolution rather than a substantial increase in screen space.

16-inch MacBook Pro detailleak: optimized speakers, noise-cancelling microphone, 4% larger screen16-inch MacBook Pro detailleak: optimized speakers, noise-cancelling microphone, 4% larger screen

16-inch MacBook Pro detailleak: optimized speakers, noise-cancelling microphone, 4% larger screen

Gurman didn’t offer any clues about the exact resolution, but JEFF Lin, an analyst at IHS Markit, said in June that the 16-inch MacBook Pro would be equipped with an LCD panel with a resolution of 3072 x 1920 pixels from LG Display. By comparison, the 15-inch MacBook Pro has a resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels.

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro will feature “impressive speakers” and “noise-cancelling microphones,” which sounds like a complete improvement in ambient noise reduction, allowing users to capture less background noise when using the built-in speakers. The same is true of microphones, which improved dictation and FaceTime calls.

A more reliable keyboard is sure to appear on this product, returning to a scissor-style structure similar to the Magic Keyboard with the iMac desktop.

Earlier, it was reported that the new 16-inch machine would be Apple’s largest laptop since the 17-inch MacBook Pro was discontinued, replacing the current 15-inch model and “at about the same price”, with a projected starting price of $2,399 for the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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