We continue to learn more about what Apple has in store for the 2021 MacBook Pro update. As we detailed earlier, a hackers group called REvil is blackmailing Apple supplier Quanta. The group has released detailed documentation displaying the MacBook Pro 2021 logic board, including details and images of new ports.
Images of the MacBook are photoshop created by Parker Ortolani 9to5Mac based on the documents.
Reports from both Bloomberg and Ming-Chi Kuo had previously indicated that the new MacBook Pro models would add additional ports. These documents make numerous references to codenames “J314” and “J316,” which are Bloomberg has previously reported representing the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Apple Silicon inside.
On the right side, the documents show an HDMI port, a USB-C port, and an SD card slot. On the left side, the documents indicate that there will be a MagSafe connector, two USB-C ports, and a headphone jack. Notably, this means there will be one less USB-C port on the MacBook Pro 2021 than on the current model.
The documents also show that the MacBook Pro 2021 lacks a Touch Bar, which has yet to be reported before by sources like Ming-Chi Kuo. There is still a Touch ID button on the right side of the function row, similar to the current MacBook Air.
It is also important to remember the source of this leak. This is a sensitive topic, and 9to5Mac just publish details of what is readily available. The documents do not contain product images of any kind, so there is nothing to glean about the form factor changes that may be underway for MacBook Pro 2021. The purpose of the documents is to show technical details about the Mac , rather than design details.
So far, only a handful of files have been released, but REvil is threatening to release more over the next few days. The documents include detailed iMac 2021 schematics that Apple announced yesterday, as well as a MacBook Air 2020.
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