Apple unveils 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro, M1 Max starting at $2499

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in Current Mac Hardware edited October 20
During its "Unleashed" event, Apple launched a revamped 16-inch MacBook Pro, bringing Apple Silicon M1 Pro, M1 Max to the company's top range notebook.




As widely expected, Apple used its "Unleashed" event to continue its two-year effort to bring Apple Silicon to all Macs. The 16-inch MacBook Pro, last updated almost two years ago, had remained one of the few Intel Macs left.

Championed as a return to form when that Intel one launched, the 16-inch MacBook Pro had already brought a larger screen and replaced the disliked butterfly keyboard. Now with M1 Pro and M1 Max, it has stepped up its performance, too.

"We set out to create the world's best pro notebook," said Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, "and today we're excited to introduce the all-new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max -- a game-changing combination of phenomenal performance, unrivaled battery life, and groundbreaking features."

The newly redesigned keyboard of the 16-inch MacBook Pro
The newly redesigned keyboard of the 16-inch MacBook Pro


"The all-new MacBook Pro adds a breathtaking XDR display, more ports like MagSafe 3, an advanced 1080p camera, and a sensational six-speaker sound system, all in a stunning new design," he continued. "The new MacBook Pro simply has no equal and is by far the best pro notebook we've ever built."

The Touch Bar is gone, replaced by a full-size function key row. There is also a wider Escape key, and the whole keyboard now has a black background instead of the space gray or silver of the chassis.



As expected, Apple has added an HDMI port and an SD card reader. In addition, it features three Thunderbolt 4 ports, plus MagSafe 3, an updated magnetic power cable, which supports fast charge.

Apple claims that the 16-inch MacBook Pro gets up to 21 hours of video playback, or 10 hours more than before. It's the longest battery life ever seen in a Mac notebook.

The display is a Liquid Retina XDR display featuring mini-LED. It provides 1,000 nits of constant brightness across the whole screen, and can reach a peak brightness of 1,600 nits.

Apple has increased the size of the internal display to 16.2 inches, including 7.7 million pixels. For external screens, the MacBook Pro with M1 Pro can drive up to two Pro Display XDR monitors. With M1 Max, it can drive up to three Pro Display XDR monitors -- and a 4K TV.

Final Cut Pro on the new 16-inch MacBook Pro
Final Cut Pro on the new 16-inch MacBook Pro


Prices start from $2,499 for an M1 Pro with 16-core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, and 512GB SSD storage. A fully maxed-out 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max, 32-core GPU, 64GB Unified Memory, and 8TB SSD storage, will cost $6,099.

Apple is taking orders for the new MacBook Pro today, October 18. They will be available beginning October 26.





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  • Reply 1 of 148
    The casing looks just like my MBP from about 12 years ago.
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  • Reply 2 of 148
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,660member
    Not thrilled about the notch; everything else looks like a solid home run. 

    Only question - will this be a one kidney day, or two?
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  • Reply 3 of 148
    MplsPMplsP Posts: 3,432member
    Appleish said:
    The casing looks just like my MBP from about 12 years ago.
    Yes, that's not a bad thing, though.

    docno42 said:
    Not thrilled about the notch; everything else looks like a solid home run. 

    Only question - will this be a one kidney day, or two?
    Agreed - in daily use it won't matter that much, but if you're doing anything that requires a full screen it will definitely be noticeable. The sad thing is the notch is unnecessary.
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  • Reply 4 of 148
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,660member
    Appleish said:
    The casing looks just like my MBP from about 12 years ago.
    Meh - how many different ways can you package laptop components?  I am happy for once to see a "boring" yet eminently functional design. 
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  • Reply 5 of 148
    elijahgelijahg Posts: 2,495member
    Glad the ports many here declared "legacy" are back. Are they still "legacy" now?
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  • Reply 6 of 148
    welshdogwelshdog Posts: 1,784member
    Appleish said:
    The casing looks just like my MBP from about 12 years ago.

    Yep, looks like my beloved 12" Aluminum Powerbook.
    Which was almost twice as thick as the new 16" MBP BTW.
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  • Reply 7 of 148
    elijahg said:
    Glad the ports many here declared "legacy" are back. Are they still "legacy" now?
    Apple doesn't use "legacy" ports ever. So, they are the "future" from now onwards :).
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  • Reply 8 of 148
    MplsPMplsP Posts: 3,432member
    elijahg said:
    Glad the ports many here declared "legacy" are back. Are they still "legacy" now?
    No, now they're brilliant! :tongue: 

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  • Reply 9 of 148
    MplsPMplsP Posts: 3,432member
    I saw this on another site and couldn't resist sharing...

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  • Reply 10 of 148
    No new iMac.
    No new Mac Mini.
    So disappointing.
    We re desktop people.
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  • Reply 11 of 148
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,426member
    docno42 said:
    Not thrilled about the notch; everything else looks like a solid home run. 

    Only question - will this be a one kidney day, or two?
    I thought the way Apple's video explained it, 'we added more screen either side" as opposed to how some see this, 'we took away some screen area' would put an end to these comments.  But no. /sigh
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  • Reply 12 of 148
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,426member
    Awesome, but I'll wait for M1 Max in a large iMac. I wonder if it'll ever make it into a Mac mini?
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  • Reply 13 of 148
    mrrmrr Posts: 68member
    Impressive. Apple listened to users to provide a powerful MacBook Pro. They returned ports, especially mag safe is very welcome. Back to basics. Score!
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  • Reply 14 of 148
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 11,759member
    MplsP said:
    docno42 said:
    Not thrilled about the notch; everything else looks like a solid home run. 

    Only question - will this be a one kidney day, or two?
    Agreed - in daily use it won't matter that much, but if you're doing anything that requires a full screen it will definitely be noticeable. The sad thing is the notch is unnecessary.
    If it wasn’t the notch then people would be complaining about bezels. There’s always something. 
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  • Reply 15 of 148
    netroxnetrox Posts: 1,095member
    It's actually a big let down in terms of laptop design. Why are we bringing back HDMI when USB4 provides the same technology? I am ok with the SD slot but not ok with Magsafe and the HDMI port. They add more ugliness and waste to the laptop. They even said you can charge with USB-C so what's the point of MagSafe? I am glad they got rid of Touch Bar and the keyboard looks more functional and more comfortable. 

    A notch looks bad which is disappointing as it should be less obvious and seamlessly integrated into the menu bar but it totally "stands out" - but we will get used to it quickly.  

    Performance-wise, it sounds impressive though. 
     
    Honestly, Apple should just stick to USB4 and the SD slot and that's it. That way, TV and monitors will be forced to use USB4. And force people to move to USB4.  Hopefully, in a couple of generations, Apple will get rid of all those ports. 


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  • Reply 16 of 148
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,677member
    No new iMac.
    No new Mac Mini.
    So disappointing.
    We re desktop people.
    Yeah, but... ... ach... forget it. 
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  • Reply 17 of 148
    y2any2an Posts: 96member
    We’ll get used to the notch, same as we did on the iPhone, and others will follow. What was interesting was the width of the notch. Room for Face ID in the next iteration. 
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  • Reply 18 of 148
    omasouomasou Posts: 263member
    The screen is bigger so the notch is not taking away from he screen. If anything it's part of the menu bar
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  • Reply 19 of 148
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 11,759member
    No new iMac.
    No new Mac Mini.
    So disappointing.
    We re desktop people.
    lol oh jeeze. iMac and Mini already got M1 upgrades last time. MBP line is being completed since the low end was the first a year ago. Larger iMac likely next next. 
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  • Reply 20 of 148
    Holy crap these first commenters are negative! 😆😆 Did you guys even watch what they just announced?! These laptops whipe the floor with every notebook ever made.
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