Apple's much-anticipated 16-inch MacBook Pro is due to be released in October, according to a recent report from Taiwan's United Daily News. The LCD device will be Apple's largest MacBook Pro since its 2012 17-inchers, and will come with an equally supersized price tag: prices are rumoured to start at around $3,000 (roughly (£2,450).
So do the specs justify the cost, or will you be swayed towards one of the best MacBook Pro alternatives? Let's have a look at what we know so far.
According to reports, this device will be a halfway house between an iMac and iMac Pro. In terms of specs, users can look forward to an LCD screen instead of an OLED display, with a 3K pixel resolution of 3,072 x 1,920.
Design-wise, we're expecting smaller bezels, as well as that generous 16-inch screen. And as for processor technology, UDN's report says the new MacBook Pro will ship with Intel's 9th or 10th-gen Core i series chipsets, although this is yet to be confirmed. However we do know that Apple will come with up to 32GB of memory (the same as the current MacBook Pro offering).
Whether the functionality will justify its mega price tag remains to be seen. Of course, big prices for Apple products are nothing new. Earlier this year the new Mac Pro 2019 made headlines for its whopping price tag and equally eye-wateringly expensive stand (sold separately). If this MacBook Pro's suggested three grand sticker price is a bit beyond your budget, check out our guide to the best cheap Apple laptop deals for some friendlier prices.
While we're pretty sure the new model will be hitting shops in October, the specific release date has not been confirmed. Given that it's only a couple of months away, we expect to hear more updates soon – and will be updating this article with all the news as soon as we hear it.
So while some of the details are still up in the air, it does look like Apple has a portable, professional-grade device up its sleeve. And with Apple's increasing focus on content creators and developers, here's hoping that it will serve those audiences well. Roll on October.