A Russian hacking group called Ravil (Sodinokibi) has released documents showcasing the 2021 MacBook Pro logic board, including details and imagery of new ports.
The team began posting the stolen photos on April 20, timed to coincide with Apple's latest "Spring Loaded" event.
You won’t find any touch bar on 2021 MacBook Pro
The new MacBook Pro models will add ports. These documents make multiple references to codenames "J314" and "J316", which Bloomberg had previously reported represent the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Apple Silicon inside.
On the right-hand side, there is an HDMI port, a USB-C port, and an SD card slot.
Whereas a MagSafe connector and a headphone jack are reportedly on the left-hand side. This means the 2021 MacBook Pro has one fewer USB-C port than the current model.
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The documents also indicate that there will not be a Touch Bar on the 2021 MacBook Pro. This had been reported by sources like Ming-Chi Kuo. However, a Touch ID button is still located on the right-hand side of the function row.
2021 MacBook Pro Leak: No Touch Bar
The leak does not contain product images of any kind, so nothing to collect about the form factor changes may be stored for MacBook Pro 2021. These documents are intended for display purposes. technical details about the Mac, not design details.
So far, only several files have been released, but REvil is threatening Apple to release more in the days to come. The documents include detailed diagrams of the iMac 2021 that Apple announced yesterday, as well as the 2020 MacBook Air.
REvil is reportedly now asking Apple to pay a ransom or it’ll expose more information obtained in the hack.
Leak documents about new design of 2021 MacBook Pro
Quanta Computer, a Taiwan-based company that manufactures Apple products, has a history of leaking info about Apple products.
In 2015, the company accidentally announced the username and password for its internal database of the product.
REvil has a history of similar ransomware attacks, in which the team has also carried out similar hacks against Acer and other companies over the past few months.
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