KEY POINTS

  • 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro could have more RAM and bigger storage
  • Apple may come out with MacBook with 14-inch Mini LED display
  • Apple yet to verify if alleged specs are true

Despite the paralyzing scenario that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought all over the world, such has not stopped speculations on what new devices Apple may be unveiling. There are suggestions that a new 2020 MacBook Pro could be coming out this May but little has been known on verified on what it may carry.

As Apple Insider pointed out, the nearest rumor tied up to the 2020 MacBook Pro is that it may come with a bigger 14-inch display. However, that remains unreliable with the Cupertino company possibly focusing on other components such as the processor and storage side. Similar to that 14-inch rumor, there are now new (unverified) claims that the 2020 MacBook Pro could come with a more powerful processor and larger storage.

According to a leaker who goes by the handle of @_roagame, the configurations of a possible 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro include a device a configuration of a Core i7-1068NG7 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz - one that can be boosted until 4.1 GHz. Aside from that, the alleged model will also have 32 GB of RAM and a 4 TB SSD.

This is the same leaker who revealed that Apple was experimenting with a model using the same processor and RAM count. He even provided screenshots supporting his claim back then. That processor he was referring to was Intel's 10th-generation Ice Lake chip range, the same processors that were eventually used on the MacBook air that came out in March.

As for the RAM and storage count, the suggested bumps would be a big improvement compared to the existing ones which are limited to 16 GB on the 13-inch models. With the 16-inch MacBook Pro variants able to go as high as 64 GB, it would make sense to up the RAM support a bit for better-performing notebooks.

Storage bump would be a big relief as well. With most 13-inch MacBook Pros having limited storage, offering one over 1 TB makes sense. Most of the 16-inch MacBook Pro variants have at least 2TB to show.

Other than those, it remains unknown if the 2020 MacBook Pro will have a 14-inch Mini LED display and/or a new scissor-switch keyboard design. These were suggested before by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo but remain unofficial for now.

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