Digitimes says Apple has asked Quanta to produce the new MacBook Pro, which will feature narrower frames to accommodate a 16-inch LCD display in the ” same body ” of the current 15-inch MacBook Pro.
The screen resolution should be 3072 × 1920, confirming previous reports. Digitimes says the new high-end model will be launched in September.
The narrower frames indicate that the case of the new model is roughly equivalent to the current 15-inch MacBook Pro. Customers should expect a larger screen with the same physical dimensions as the 15-inch range.
Digitimes says aluminium material manufacturers should not expect significant growth from this new product introduction, as the raw materials are not really changing – however, the unibody frame will obviously have to be different, to incorporate the larger screen in the case higher.