Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote came and went this year without a brand-new MacBook Pro– however it looks like that wasn’t the initial intent! Intriguingly, Apple silently consisted of the phrases “M1X MacBook Pro” and “M1X” as tags on its YouTube video of the live keynote, as spotted by Max Balzer (via 9to5Mac).
Not just does that noise like indirect confirmation of at least one new Arm-powered MacBook Pro, it also substantiates the rumors that it’ll include a brand-new M1 chip, which Apple will likely market it as an enhanced “X” variation, like it used to do with its high-end iPads, instead of going straight to M2.
Three weeks earlier, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reported that we ‘d see upgraded 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros “as early as this summer season,” ones that would restore the SD card slot, HDMI port, and some form of the cherished trip-friendly MagSafe charging adapter; deal two times as numerous high-performance CPU and GPU cores; and support up to 64GB of RAM. I actually thought announcing them at WWDC would be the ideal way to distract from current designer turmoil– you understand, by announcing a MacBook Pro that’s actually for pros?
Possibly that was the original idea, but we got a definitely packed keynote filled with rapid-fire software announcements instead. Have a look at our supercut listed below for the condensed video version, or read our list of the 15 most significant WWDC 2021 announcements if you only desire the highlights.