Apple's upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro shows up on FCC filing with unchanged dimensions

Apple had unveiled minor updates to its MacBook Pro lineup during its WWDC event in June.


Apple is planning an update to its existing 13-inch MacBook Pro, and if recent certification documents are anything to go by, the new laptop is relatively close to completion.

The FCC, a body which regulates devices with wireless transmitters and receivers in the US, briefly revealed a filing on its website regarding an unreleased MacBook Pro, before deciding to pull it down.

As 9To5Mac's findings, the details in the filing are vague but it does confirm a couple of things: one, that this is a 13-inch MacBook Pro, ruling out speculation that it could be a refreshed version of the languishing 12-inch MacBook and two, the model number of the new Laptop (A2159) which lines up with recent MacBook-related filings Apple made with the Eurasian Economic Commission.

Apples upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro shows up on FCC filing with unchanged dimensions

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The FCC filing also reveals that the model features the same dimensions as the current 13-inch MacBook Pro. In fact, the regulatory label also shows the same power rating of the existing 13-inch MacBook Pro.

The bottom of the MacBook Pro laptop can also be seen in one image on the FCC application. Image: FCC

The bottom of the MacBook Pro laptop can also be seen in one image on the FCC application. Image: FCC

As per a report by MacRumors, Apple could be prepping to launch an update to the 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar — also the entry-level MacBook Pro which hasn't seen an update since 2017.

The dimensions here also confirm that Apple isn't planning a design overhaul of any sorts with this upcoming model.

However, there are rumours that we’ll see an all-new 16-inch MacBook Pro debut later this year which could feature a fresher design.

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