Before WWDC, rumors largely driven by the sleek Jon Prosser suggested that Apple would announce redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros during the conference. However, these rumors were not carried out. Interestingly, though, Apple shows “m1x MacBook Pro” as a tag for WWDC keynote uploaded to YouTube.
The tag, first seen by Apple YouTuber Max Balzer on Twitter, is among other tags Apple has added to the video, including iOS 15, M1X, iOS, developer conference and more. Apple released the M1 Apple silicon chip in November, and speculation has suggested that the next chip expected in the redesigned MacBook Pros will be called the “m1x.”
The inclusion of the tag, although not entirely indicative, may suggest that Apple plans to call the upcoming chip “m1x” or, more likely, simply use the rumor as a way to bump the WWDC master key into YouTube search results. Bloombergs Mark Gurman has stated that the new MacBook Pros could debut so early this summer.