Report: Apple is releasing a 16-inch MacBook Pro and a 31-inch 6K monitor this year

Ming-Chi Kuo, a name that often comes up in discussions about the Cupertino-based tech giant's future plans, has now penned a new report detailing some of Apple's plans for this year. On the Mac side of things, Kuo claims a new 16-inch form factor for the MacBook Pro is slated for release in 2019, alongside a 31-inch monitor with an eye-watering 6K display.

Both these products will be quite the shakeup to the company's current lineup in the PC market, as the largest MacBook Pro available today comes in at 15.4 inches. The new model, which will reportedly also feature an all-new design, will sport a display between 16 and 16.5 inches diagonally. The report doesn't provide too many other details about the device.

It does, however, tease a possible upgrade to the RAM options for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, claiming it 'may' increase the maximum amount of RAM available for that model to 32GB, up from 16GB currently. The report also mention a new version of the Mac Pro, with Apple seemingly fulfilling its promise from a couple of years ago to release a more modular version of its desktop offering.

Lastly, and perhaps most interestingly, Kuo also alludes to Apple making another foray into the professional display market with a 31-inch monitor with a 6K resolution. The display is said to feature Mini LED technology.

All these combined will certainly make for an interesting year for Apple, and for fans of the company's line of computers. The company's wares have been criticised in recent years for being a little too stale in comparison to the slew of new and innovative form factors touted by Microsoft, and the new display and MacBook Pro will likely breathe some excitement into the company's lineup.

Source: 9to5Mac

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