Apple is known for always starting a trend that often gets popularized by copycats one of which was the notch. RIP to the on Android devices even though Apple is still sticking with the design on its iPhone lineups.
But what if Apple decides to bring the notch to Mac. Even though the company didn’t dare to do so with its iPad, rumors have it the company might just place one right at the top of its upcoming Macbook Pro which is powered by the M1X chipset.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here but until Monday during its “Unleased” fall event, you need to keep your cool and not cringe about the “notch” part being included on a Macbook computer.
But let’s talk about the specifics and that includes the fact that the MacBook Pro lineup for 2021 will be powered by the M1X chipset and it will reportedly come in two different variants.
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The computers will also come in two sizes – the 14-inch variant will reportedly ship with a 16-core GPU while there will be a bigger 16-inch variant which will get an M1Z chipset with a 32-core GPU.
Otherwise, both chipsets will integrate a 10-core CPU with eight performance cores and two energy-efficient cores. RAM amount is less clear, but Apple reportedly tested M1X chipsets with as much as 64 gigabytes of memory. As for performance, the leaked benchmarks so far paint a positive picture, but it’s possible that most of the gains over the M1 will be in the graphics department.
There is also a rumored Mini-LED display on both models and also a return of MagSafe charging connector, HDMI port, and SD card slot.
It’s as if Apple is finally listening to its customers for the first time in many years. One exclusion though could be the ousting of the Touch Bar on both devices according to a report.
All that said, let’s go back to the “Notch” part, shall we.
The rumor has it that Apple is now taking security so seriously to the point that it may introduce its FaceID system on its MacBook lineup – hence the notch.
Even though I find this very ridiculous considering the fact that the top bezel of an average computer (despite having a thin bezel) is still bigger than those of a smartphone which means it should be easy for Apple to implement the FaceID sensor within the top bezel without necessarily creating a notch.
Unless Apple wants to make the entire MacBook Pro’s lid a screen from end-to-end without any bezel, then the notch might be justified but even at that, it’s not a reasonable point especially when closing the lid as it’ll be constantly rubbing against the surface of the keyboard since there is no bezel to keep the screen and keyboard apart from one another.
Just take the “Notch” part as a joke because I can bet my right arm that it’s never going to happen but even if it does, we’ll all laugh at it and probably adopt it because “it’s Apple” they always believe they know what’s best for their customers.