A prototype of the forthcoming Apple MacBook Pro has leaked online, confirming the MacBook Pro model with serial number DVT-X88102C, where DVT stands for Design Validation Testing (DVT), a prototyping step prior to Production Validation Testing.
Apple has been working on its next-generation MacBook Pro devices for some time, and the company is anticipated to unveil the new laptops later this month, powered by Apple Silicon’s undisclosed M1X chipset.
We’ve been calling the new Pro laptops the “M1X MacBook Pro” since June. That’s because Apple used it as a tag for its WWDC 2021, which is where we thought the new laptops might show up. The M1X will be a highlight of the MacBook Pro this year, with leakers teasing significant performance upgrades for the new SoC.
Aside from performance and screen improvements, the M1X MacBook will also feature a new design. According to rumors, that includes support for more ports (HDMI, SD, USB-C) and MagSafe charging. Also, Apple will introduce a new screen size — 14 inches.
But if this MacBook Pro 120Hz display rumor is accurate, then the screen will also be one of the big selling points.
The 2021 MacBook Pro update has been spotted in leaks since the start of the year. According to reports, Apple will release a substantial makeover this year, with new M-series CPUs anticipated to be included in the next MacBook Pros. Furthermore, in 2021, the next MacBook Pros should include a significant display improvement.
Apple’s mini-LED screen, which debuted in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro earlier this year, is coming to MacBook Pro models in 2021. Now, according to a last-minute leak from a reliable source, the 2018 MacBook Pro will have yet another display improvement that consumers will appreciate: Displays with a refresh rate of 120Hz are supported.