Reports say new 16-inch MacBook Pro will launch in October and will cost over $4000

Not a day passes without new rumours of Apple's possible 16-inch MacBook Pro.

The latest rumours come from a report by United Daily News, a Taiwanese publication.

It claims that the rumoured 16-inch MacBook Pro will launch in October and that it will have an LCD display with a resolution of 3072 x 1920 pixels. It also said that the notebook will be manufactured by Quanta and Foxconn.

But perhaps the most interesting bit about the report is that it estimates the new 16-inch MacBook Pro will cost close to NTD100,000, that's the equivalent of US$3,220 and S$4,383.

The report also says that Apple will refresh the 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air alongside the new 16-inch MacBook Pro.

This seems highly unlikely given that the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro were only recently updated.

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What to make of all of this rumours? Given the frequency of these reports, it's safe to say that something is brewing at Apple.

A 16-inch MacBook Pro seems plausible to me as I think the MacBook Pro is due for a new design. The butterfly keyboard has been particularly troublesome for the brand so what better to way to put all that behind than with an all-new notebook and keyboard design?

And lest we forget, Apple launched the new MacBook Air at an event in October last year and the current generation of MacBook Pros in October of 2016.

This article was first published in Hardware Zone.