'Budget' MacBook Pro refresh incoming

Looking to buy Apple's 'budget' MacBook Pro? Might be worth holding back on that purchase for a while.

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It appears that Apple is getting ready to release a new MacBook Pro, according to FCC filings.

The filings, which are no longer available but were picked up by several eagle-eyed tech sites, refer to a laptop with the model number A2159, which lines up with a filing Apple made with the Eurasian Economic Commission database.

The filing indicates that this laptop has a 13-inch display and it has the same dimensions and power rating as the current 13-inch MacBook Pro.

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All this points to this being an update to the 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar. But given that the power ratings and dimensions are unchanged, it seems that this is a minor refresh as opposed to a major revamp.

There's also a rumor that Apple is planning to drop a new 16-inch MacBook Pro, but I would be surprised if that drops this year. This is likely to wait until the next major MacBook Pro refresh (if at all).

I would expect this new 13-inch MacBook to be unveiled soon, possibly as part of a back to school push by Apple, or maybe in the fall, to coincide with the release of macOS Catalina.

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