According to industry sources, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is expected to be released before the end of this year, and the new machine will return to a more reliable keyboard, ultra-thin bezel design and Intel Coffee Lake or Ice Lake processor. After discovering the 16-inch MacBook Pro model in the code library of macOS Catalina, the 9to5mac media found the trace of the 16-inch MacBook Pro again after digging deep.
None other than 9to5Mac discovers from the latest macOS Catalina 10.15.1 release, the Touch ID/Power button for the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be separated from the Touch Bar. On the current 15-inch MacBook Pro, the latter’s Touch ID button is integrated into the Touch Bar.
Based on previously leaked images, there are also signs that the 16-inch MacBook Pro will have a separate ESC key, which is an actual physical key that is no longer part of the Touch Bar. This is not confirmed in today’s picture, but considering that the Touch ID button is separate, it makes sense to also separate the Esc key.
Apple is expected to position the 16-inch MacBook Pro in the high-end range of its notebook lineup. The existing 15-inch and 13-inch MacBook Pro models are still available, and in 2020, the scissors keyboard will be fully replaced.