Controversial new MacBook Pro design rumour emerges ahead of Apple event

A photo of a MacBook Pro on a black background.
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There are only a few hours to go before Apple's 'Unleashed' Event, in which we're expecting to see the biggest revamp of the MacBook since 2016. And as the internet goes into anticipation hyperdrive, the rumours are getting wilder and wilder. And this last-minute leak suggests the Mac could be about to borrow one of the iPhone's most controversial design features.

The new MacBook Pro (expected to be called the MacBook M1X) is rumoured to be gaining a notch at the top of the screen (as will, allegedly, the next MacBook Air). Which is somewhat, er, unexpected. The notch on the iPhone, after all, is broadly hated by an army of Apple fans, who have eagerly campaigned for its demise. Would the company really bring it to the MacBook?

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.