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I Ditched My 16-Inch MacBook Pro Because It’s Obsolete

The 16-inch MacBook Pro is in peril of getting relegated to has-been status as reports point to a refresh based on a faster version of Apple’s M1 processor.

Following a report from Bloomberg in May, a new report (MacRumors) has surfaced pointing to the next-generation 16-inch MacBook Pro in a Chinese regulatory database.

The new MBP 16 is expected to have the following, according to Bloomberg:

—“Jade” processors: Apple has two chips in the works codenamed “Jade C-Chop” and “Jade C-Die.

CPU: 10-core CPU packing “eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores.”

GPU: options for the GPU will be 16-core or 32-core. 

—Compared to current M1: the MacBook Pro 13 has an 8-core CPU, with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores and an 8-core GPU.

More ports: better use of internal reals estate means the return of the HDMI port and SD card slot, which Apple eliminated much to the consternation of professionals and other users. Reportedly, there will be enough ports to obviate the need for dongles.

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Selling my 16-inch MBP was a no-brainer

Not long after the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro came out in late 2020, I sold my 16-inch MacBook Pro and got the M1 MBP.


The writing on the wall was obvious: for Apple, Intel is an obsolete processor platform.

Apple is no longer optimizing its software for Intel. And performance and battery life favor the M series processor — which also powers the new iPad Pro.

I’ve been using the M1 13-inch MacBook Pro for the last 6 months. So, I have a good taste of what the new Apple processor delivers compared to earlier Intel-based MacBooks. Namely, better performance-per-watt, longer battery life, and much better heat management (i.e., the chassis doesn’t get nearly as hot as older Intel-based MacBooks). 

And more powerful M series processors will be a godsend for professionals doing video and photo editing and other kinds of heavy lifting on a MacBook, particularly as more and more applications run natively on the M1.

Not to mention non-professionals who will see better performance and longer battery life.

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