Report says Apple launching 16″ MacBook and 32″ 6K monitor this year

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If you’ve been craving some new Apple hardware a report from noted industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed details on two devices that the Cupertino-based firm is planning to release later in the year.

According to Kuo, who is relatively solid when it comes to such reports, Apple will have a new 16″ MacBook and 32″ 6K-touting monitor ready to launch sometime in the next few months.

The former will be part of a new lineup of MacBook Pros that the company has been working on, and it’s said to be the range’s flagship model. This would be the first time that Apple went north of 15 inches ever since it stopped shipping 17″ MacBooks back in 2012.

As for some of the other models in the range, there’ll reportedly be a 32GB RAM option for the 13″ variant, which would be a notable addition seeing as only the 15″ MacBook Pro is currently available with such a specification.

Whether they’ll be other notable additions to the design of these rumoured new MacBook Pros remains to be seen.

Moving onto the monitor, which is not to be confused with Apple’s iMac All-in-One offering, Kuo says this device will be a fully Apple-branded offering. In recent years Apple has turned to third-parties in order to deliver high-end monitors for its Mac Mini and Mac Pro hardware, but this upcoming device could mean a return to the premium monitor space for the company.

As far as what this monitor will be sporting, Kuo’s sources note that it will measure 31.6″ diagonally and feature a 6K resolution (6 144 X 3 072), that has a mini-LED backlit design.

At this stage it’s unclear if both devices will appear at the same Apple presentation later this year, but seeing how the report has dropped for each right now, it’s more than likely.

With Apple hardware rumours constantly churning, this definitely won’t be the last time we hear about either device before they get officially unveiled.

Robin-Leigh Chetty

Robin-Leigh Chetty

When he's not reviewing the latest smartphones, Robin-Leigh is writing about everything tech-related from IoT and smart cities, to 5G and cloud computing. He's also a keen photographer and dabbles in console games.