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Apple MacBook Pro 16 Might be AMD 5500M GPU

Apple’s upcoming MacBook Pro 16 seems to be getting a fair share of attention before its official announcement. After a bunch of leaks has already surfaced, a new one now hints at the graphic processing unit the laptop might use.

An anonymous tipster reported MacRumors that the MacBook Pro 16 might actually be equipped with the AMD Radeon RX 5300M or 5500M GPU. A contributor to the website also found the mention of “Radeon RX 5500/5500M” in a string within macOS Catalina 10.15.1 code. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as Apple has exclusively used AMD GPUs since 2015. Using the latest AMD mobile GPUs would only make sense for the latest MacBook Pro. But since this isn’t confirmed yet, take it with a pinch of salt. Although, MacRumors has had a good track record when it comes to Apple leaks and speculation.

Last month, an icon of the MacBook Pro 16 was spotted in a new macOS Catalina update. The icon of the laptop had bezels that were unmistakably thinner when placed next to the MacBook Pro 15. Hence, even with a bigger display, the bigger MacBook is said to fit in the frame of the older, smaller one.

Earlier this year, famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had claimed that the new MacBook Pro 16-inch model would be the first one to sport a completely refreshed keyboard mechanism. The new keyboard is said to have a scissor-switch keyboard which should alleviate the problems users have faced with Apple’s troublesome butterfly keyboard. Kuo also predicted that the MacBook would be unveiled in Q3 2019. While everyone expected it to happen in October, that didn’t happen.

A recent report by Ming-Chi Kuo states that there’s another MacBook that’s incoming with the new scissor keyboard in Mid-2020.

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