14-inch MacBook Pro models appear in the wild ahead of launch

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Ahead of the official release of the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, images of the devices in the wild are starting to appear online.

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One Reddit user, for example, shared an image of the 14-inch MacBook Pro next to a previous-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro. The image underscored the differences between the two models, including the notch, slimmer bezels, and all-black keyboard design.

Apple's 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro aren't supposed to arrive in-store or on customer doorsteps until Tuesday, Oct. 26.

The comparison image between the 14-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Pro has since been deleted, but AppleInsider obtained a copy of the image. It appears to have been taken inside either an Apple Specialist shop or similar, and was in all likelihood deleted because the source of the image could be easily hunted down by Apple itself.

In addition, another Reddit user shared a brief unboxing of a 14-inch MacBook Pro model, in what also appears to be a computer shop.



The unboxing clip shows off the thicker chassis of the device, as well as Apple's signature packaging style.

Apple's new MacBook Pro models are powered by upgraded M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets. The 14-inch model starts at $1,999, while the base 16-inch model retails for $2,499. Both models officially launch to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    crowleycrowley Posts: 9,082member
    I didn't realise it was going to be that much bigger.  I assumed most or all of the screen size increase was in narrowing the bezels, but the chassis is notably larger.
    curiousrun8
  • Reply 2 of 6
    crowley said:
    I didn't realise it was going to be that much bigger.  I assumed most or all of the screen size increase was in narrowing the bezels, but the chassis is notably larger.
    It's 8.5mm wider and 8.8mm deeper. That makes it very close to the same size (but thinner) as the original 13" retina models..

    I think the photographer used a wide/ultra wide angle cantered more on the 13" - the 14" looks a bit wonky along the left.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,627member
    "Apple's 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro aren't supposed to arrive in-store or on customer doorsteps until Tuesday, Oct. 26.”

    Which begs the question, are these real? The picture looks like it was taken in an Apple Store.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    lkrupp said:
    "Apple's 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro aren't supposed to arrive in-store or on customer doorsteps until Tuesday, Oct. 26.”

    Which begs the question, are these real? The picture looks like it was taken in an Apple Store.
    That's not a wood countertop…

    It could be real - some of the launch day shipments have left Apple (air express) so it's possible a store has received stock. They aren't allowed to sell them until the 26th, and shouldn't have them on display.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    Mine has been “preparing to ship” since Thursday and the charge on the Apple Card is still pending as of Saturday morning but is supposed to be delivered by Tuesday.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    davgreg said:
    Mine has been “preparing to ship” since Thursday and the charge on the Apple Card is still pending as of Saturday morning but is supposed to be delivered by Tuesday.
    Same here! I hope Apple plans on overnighting these things!
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