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Old 15-01-2021, 01:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy 2021 Macbook Pro Rumours & Discussion

Kuo: New MacBook Pro Models to Feature Flat-Edged Design, MagSafe, No Touch Bar and More Ports
1. The two new models are equipped with about 14-inch and 16-inch displays, respectively.
2. In terms of casing design, the new models cancel the curvy design of existing models’ top and bottom parts and adopt a flat-edged form factor design similar to the *iPhone 12*.
3. The *MagSafe* charging connector design is restored.
4. The OLED touch bar is removed, and the physical function buttons are restored.
5. There is no Intel CPU option for the new models.
6. They are equipped with more types of I/O, and most users may not need to purchase additional dongles.
Take this with a pinch of salt. a bit too good to be true.

[edit] Can mods help to edit title to include 2021~? Thanks.
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Old 15-01-2021, 02:02 PM   #2
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just removing those touch bar is a good deciding factor for me to upgrade although I still prefer intel cpu too early for those m1 they made the only good thing it does is lowering the macbook prices a bit with not sure of performance.
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Whether you like it or not, Apple Silicon is here to stay and it will be the way forward. Apple Silicon trumps Intel chips in majority of the test and Intel has a long way to go to match the power and efficiency of Apple Silicon.
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Whether you like it or not, Apple Silicon is here to stay and it will be the way forward. Apple Silicon trumps Intel chips in majority of the test and Intel has a long way to go to match the power and efficiency of Apple Silicon.
i will wait and see how Apple's going to deal with the discreet GPU portion of higher end MBP~
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Old 15-01-2021, 09:41 PM   #5
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i will wait and see how Apple's going to deal with the discreet GPU portion of higher end MBP~
It will be sorted out first by adding external eGPU support, then later by internal GPU.

I am pretty sure companies like Blackmagic is already working with Apple in adding the eGPU support to Apple Silicon Mac.
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MagSafe is back!!!
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Kuo Ming-Chi's predictions are quite credible and there's a high possibility it'll be like that. After moving from my mid 2015 15" MBP to current 13" M1 MBP, I'd say performance is quite significant.

Since it's also my first MBP with Touch Bar, I've no hate for it, though I don't use it often but looks fancy. Seems like now it's moving back to something like my 2015 model with MagSafe, all the main ports and physical function keys.

I still have my 2015 MBP though left speaker is faulty with crackling sounds above 50% volume and batt capacity around 85%. If only the M1 chip is put into my 2015 MBP chassis, it'll be perfect! One thing I favour MagSafe on Mac is its ease of connection and the status light really helps. I can leave my MBP turned off and just by waiting for the orange light to turn green, I'll know it's fully charged. With current models via USB-C, I've to check by waking from sleep mode to see charge status.
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Kuo: New MacBook Pro Models to Feature Flat-Edged Design, MagSafe, No Touch Bar and More Ports


Take this with a pinch of salt. a bit too good to be true.

[edit] Can mods help to edit title to include 2021~? Thanks.
you can try reporting your own post to ask mod to edit. if not they may not see this.

Actually Kuo usually quite zhun 1 lor
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Old 16-01-2021, 07:48 AM   #9
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I have a feeling MagSafe is going back in different form from what we are expecting. Like perhaps charge your iPhone on your MacBook Pro 💻 that type.
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I have a feeling MagSafe is going back in different form from what we are expecting. Like perhaps charge your iPhone on your MacBook Pro 💻 that type.
Yes that's a possibility as well. It was rumoured the palm rests on each side is also a MagSafe charger.
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I'll believe it when I see it, especially with the MagSafe. Gotta hand it to Mr. Kuo for his track record.

Kuo: New MacBook Pro Models to Feature Flat-Edged Design, MagSafe, No Touch Bar and More Ports


Take this with a pinch of salt. a bit too good to be true.

[edit] Can mods help to edit title to include 2021~? Thanks.
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M1 chip OP.??? I heard its fast?
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M1 chip OP.??? I heard its fast?
Yes it's very fast.
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I thinking of getting new MBA / MBP to replace my MBA 2011
Should I hold it till March/ April?
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I thinking of getting new MBA / MBP to replace my MBA 2011
Should I hold it till March/ April?
If your MBA don't have any problems that renders it inoperable, why not? Just wait out and the wait will be worth it.
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