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Apple Plans Upgraded MacBook Pros With Return of Magnetic Charging

Company also preparing to add next-generation in-house Mac processors to new MacBook Pro lineup

SHANGHAI, CHINA - 2020/01/12: MacBook Pro in an Apple retail store in Shanghai. (Photo by Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

SHANGHAI, CHINA - 2020/01/12: MacBook Pro in an Apple retail store in Shanghai. (Photo by Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Photographer: SOPA Images/LightRocket

Apple Inc. is planning upgraded MacBook Pro laptops this year with much faster processors, updated displays and the return of its magnetic charger, according to a person with knowledge of the plans.

The new laptops are planned to come in two screen sizes, a 14-inch model codenamed J314 and a 16-inch version internally dubbed J316. Both will use next-generation versions of Apple’s in-house Mac processors, upgraded with more cores and enhanced graphics, the person said, asking not to be named as the products are not yet announced.