Apart from claiming that Apple will launch ARM-powered MacBooks in Q4 of this year or in early 2021, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will launch a new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models with scissor keyboards in Q2 of 2020.
The analyst expects Apple to make various cost optimizations for both new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, though users are unlikely to notice any difference. He also did not mention anything about the increase in screen size of the laptops, though previously he did claim that Apple will launch a 14-inch MacBook Pro this year.
Apple replaced its 15-inch MacBook Pro lineup with the 16-inch MacBook Pro last year featuring a scissor keyboard and other major improvements across the board. As of now, the company continues to sell the 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with a butterfly keyboard that suffers from reliability issues.
A Q2 launch means it is possible that we will see Apple announce the new MacBook Pro and Air refresh at WWDC which is held around that time. Alternatively, the company could also announce the models via a simple press release.
In the note, Kuo also highlighted that the 16-inch MacBook Pro has received better than expected response from customers. As for the MacBook production being affected by the virus outbreak, the analyst noted that production will improve by the end of March which will allow for the mass production of the new MacBook Pro and Air models.
Are you looking forward to Apple launching a 14-inch MacBook Pro with a scissor keyboard?[Via MacRumors]