Kuo: 2021 MacBook Pros will scrap Touch Bar, bring new design and MagSafe connector

15 January 2021
Looks like Apple is going for a major overhaul of its 2021 MacBook lineup.

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Kangal, 16 Jan 2021The new 2020 Apple M1 macs are pretty good, for the reason ... moreAccording to the benchmarks, apple's M1 has equal performance to intel core i7 laptops running ROSETTA 2.

It should have a equivalent score to AMD ryzen 7 laptops when not using rosseta.

  • Julian M

I'm still on the fence with regards to the M1 Macbooks, they sound like great laptops for general tasks. I have no idea how Apple intends to fit midrange/high-end GPUs in there, no doubt they are working on it, but it's definitely lacking right now (admittedly the M1s are still brand new).

  • bil

I have a 2016 12" macbook that runs like a dream .. and I love the small size .. I also have a 2016 MB Pro.. macs last forever..

  • act trolling

Adul Al Salami Kebab, 15 Jan 2021I demand the following: *Overclocked i7! *128GB of RAM! ... morewhy would u want that at 1 million dollars... only mrbeast would guv it away lol

The new 2020 Apple M1 macs are pretty good, for the reason of supporting iPhone Apps and effectively giving +50% more battery life. However, this is a Gen-1 product, so I would stay away.

The best Macbooks are the:
A: Late-2019 rMBP 16in, with 8c/16t Core-i9, and M5500 Pro-8GB dGPU
B: Mid-2015 rMBP 15in, with 4c/8t Core-i7, and M370x-2GB dGPU
C: Early-2015 rMBP 13in, with 2c/4t Core-i5, and Intel HD Iris iGPU
D: Late-2012 uMBP 15in, with 4c/4t Core i7, and GT650M-1GB dGPU

...However, I have a feeling maybe just maybe, Apple is going to remove the TouchBar and introduce a TouchScreen to the MacBook Pros. As well as a 360' swivel hinge. Thereby becoming an Lenovo Yoga competitor. And they'll do that for either the 2021 models or the 2022 models, which should ship with a better Apple M2-Pro chipset.

Adul Al Salami Kebab, 15 Jan 2021I demand the following: *Overclocked i7! *128GB of RAM! ... moreAnd all that for under 1000$ I guess? 😂

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021Sure, it'll last that long if you don't use it LM... moreGot a late 2012 MBP, put in a larger SSD and changed the battery. Now running Mojave and is my main computer for daily tasks, save for video and audio editing. Would be happy if my 2011 Asus (which was one of the upper tier back then) would still perform in W10 like my MBP does in Mojave... but it just doesn't.

  • fogaas

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021Sure, it'll last that long if you don't use it LM... moreI still have a 2012 mid pro model with two 512Gb SSD, 16Gb RAM, runs perfect for everyday use.

Anonymous, 16 Jan 2021Junior... We know you haven't used an iPhone, let alon... moreOver and over again, the haters are complaining that I don't have an iPhone.

LOL I'm not the one hating on apple, do you guys NOT REALIZE that?

  • Anonymous

JDK, 16 Jan 2021blabla bla, you've never ever used macs in your life, ... moreJunior... We know you haven't used an iPhone, let alone a Mac. Both are out of your budget Joker!!

i0S...Never...Again, 15 Jan 2021True.... An older hardware is old hardware, it might barely... moreblabla bla, you've never ever used macs in your life, we all know that!

  • Anonymous

Apple: TouchBar is the future, fanboys: TouchBar is da sh!t, PC step-a-side; Apple: We're removing the TouchBar, fanboys: We have MagSafe!! EU: Should we consider adding MacBook to enforce USB like iPhone/iPad?

  • applebee

Adul Al Salami Kebab, 15 Jan 2021I demand the following: *Overclocked i7! *128GB of RAM! ... moreyour demand has been ignored

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2021Sure, it'll last that long if you don't use it LM... moreTrue.... An older hardware is old hardware, it might barely run half baked Mac OS properly but can't run Windows properly.
Windows laptops for me any day of the week!!!

  • Anonymous

anhar.muhammad, 15 Jan 2021No useless Touch Bar, more ports, wait... Is Apple going... moreWell said. The USB-C port is a disaster for charging and is also flimsy overall. The touch bar was stupid to begin with. Businesses want more ports, removable SSD,. etc.

  • Ali

Andreidinutu, 15 Jan 2021I have a 300 euro laptop that still works. When was it made... moreAnd how productive are you on it? Not very.

  • Anonymous

Andreidinutu, 15 Jan 2021I have a 300 euro laptop that still works. When was it made... moreMe too mate but macs are different. They age better.
My 10 year old Dell is an absolute brick made of plastic, formatted 100 times, screen is absolutely terrible, it's not a laptop anymore. It's a compact PC because it's too heavy, too hot to touch, too noisy and lets say the battery is useless. Macs just age better. You can get a 1000 euro macbook air with M1 it it's literally worth every cent. I'm so tempted to switch to MacOS (as I already have a separate windows laptop for work). Just waiting for the updated models with thinner bezels.

  • Meh

Adul Al Salami Kebab, 15 Jan 2021I demand the following: *Overclocked i7! *128GB of RAM! ... moreOh great Adul, tell us more of your demands!

  • Anonymous

The coming of the M1X. Doom have come to the x86 market.

Reviewers, get ready to break the benchmark scores... this time on the desktop range.

  • AnonD-804996

Guest from the best, 15 Jan 2021Please buy a laptop that officially supports linux, like de... moreSorry but that excuse is load of bollocks. Saying uh oh why are you trying to install Linux on a laptop that wasn't specifically made for Linux is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. And giving car analogy is even worse. It's an OS for desktop and laptop devices and shouldn't and doesn't care how device was tailored for it (or not). So WLAN module isn't supported. I'd easily swap it with another. If it wasn't hardcoded in firmware itself to prevent such a thing. Why? Who even knows, but most certainly not to make user's life easier.