MacBook Pro Display With Notch Shown in Alleged Photo Leak

A sketchy rumor claimed that the next MacBook Pro models would feature a notch at top of display. An alleged photo of a MacBook Pro featuring a notch was shared by AnyTurtle999 on Weibo. It was spotted by DuanRui on Twitter.

Close-up of the alleged notch in the top of this image shows a FaceTime camera and microphone. Reddit user, earlier this week, claimed that the next MacBook Pro would not have Face ID, despite the fact that it has a notch. However, the Touch ID sensor will likely remain above the keyboard to authenticate.

It's difficult to tell if the photo is authentic as it is blurry. The photo could be real, but it would suggest that the next MacBook Pro models will have very thin bezels around their display.

MacRumors found potential display resolutions for the rumored 15-inch and 16 inch MacBook Pro models in the macOS Monterey beta. The resulting resolutions of 3024x1890, 3456x2160 and 3456x2160 have an aspect ratio of 16 to 10. Apple's current MacBooks have a 16/10 aspect ratio. This leads to speculation that the additional 74 pixels may be for a notch.

Apple will host a virtual event Monday morning at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Rumours are circulating that the event will focus on the redesigned 14 and 16 inch MacBook Pro models. These models feature a faster M1 chip and brighter mini LED displays. These notebooks will also have an HDMI port, an SD reader and a magnetic power cord. The Touch Bar is expected to be replaced by physical Fn keys.