Apple’s supposed refresh of the 13-inch MacBook Pro might have more than just a larger screen, with the suggestion that Apple could increase the model’s storage capacity from 2 terabytes to an option of 4 terabytes, as well as more memory.
There is speculation that Apple will be releasing a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro in the near future, with some suggesting that it may take place in May. Current rumors are mainly focused on upgrading the screen to 14 inches, but Apple is believed to be testing other changes it could include in the reworked model.
The Twitter account @_rogame published on Twitter on Wednesday that there is a new configuration of the MacBook Pro 13 inch 2020, equipped with a quad-core Core i7-1068NG7 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and a boost which could reach 4 , 1 GHz. As part of the same tweet, spotted by iMore, the model is also tested with 32 gigabytes of RAM and a 4 terabyte SSD.
The account previously said in February that Apple is testing a model with the same processor and RAM, offering a supposed screenshot of the specification list at the time. The processor is part of Intel’s 10th generation Ice Lake chipset, the same generation that was used in the March MacBook Air refresh.
The RAM figure of 32 gigabytes would be an improvement over the current upper limit of 16 gigabytes offered on the 13-inch model. It is plausible that Apple will offer higher memory capacities on the 13-inch model, since the 16-inch MacBook Pro is available with up to 64 gigabytes.
It is also possible for Apple to offer higher storage capacities for the model, greater than the maximum option of 1 TB currently available for purchase. Again, the 16-inch mode has SSD options of 2 TB, 4 TB and 8 TB, so it seems likely that the 13-inch model will follow with a similar storage range.
Other changes have been suggested for the model, including notes from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s investors speculating on the use of a 14.1-inch mini LED screen, as well as the use of the new keyboard mechanism with scissor switch.