MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021)

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MacBook Pro (16-inch, M1, 2021)

The MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021) was introduced at Apple's 'Unleashed' event on 18 October 2021 (2021-10-18), and is the first MacBook Pro (16-inch) to feature Apple Silicon as part of the transition from x86_64-based Intel processors.

It was made available for preorder on 18 October 2021 (2021-10-18), and for purchase on 26 October 2021 (2021-10-26).

The firmware identifiers are MacBookPro18,1 (M1 Pro) and MacBookPro18,2 (M1 Max).

Application Processor

This model of the MacBook Pro uses the M1 Pro or M1 Max SoC, depending on the configuration.

Operating System


Color options

  • Silver or Space Gray

Processor, Memory and Storage options

  • Processor:
    • M1 Pro with 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU
    • M1 Max with 10-core CPU and 24-core GPU
    • M1 Max with 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU
  • Memory:
    • 16GB or 32GB LPDDR5-6400 (M1 Pro) (204.8 GB/s)
    • 32GB or 64GB LPDDR5-6400 (M1 Max) (409.6 GB/s)
  • Storage: 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB or 8TB

Size and Weight

  • Size: 0.66 inches (1.68 cm) (height) x 14.01 inches (35.57 cm) (width) x 9.77 inches (24.81 cm) (depth)
  • Weight: 4.7 pounds (2.1 kg) (M1 Pro) or 4.8 pounds (2.2 kg) (M1 Max)


  • Liquid Retina XDR display
    • 16.2-inch (diagonal) Liquid Retina XDR display; 3456-by-2234 native resolution at 254 pixels per inch
  • XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range)
    • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
    • XDR brightness: 1000 nits sustained full-screen, 1600 nits peak (HDR content only)
    • SDR brightness: 500 nits
  • Color
    • 1 billion colors (8-bit + FRC)
    • Wide color (P3)
    • True Tone technology
  • Refresh rates
    • ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz
    • Fixed refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz
  • Reference modes:
    • Apple XDR Display (P3-1600 nits)
    • Apple Display (P3-500 nits)
    • HDR Video (P3-ST 2084)
    • HDTV Video (BT.709-BT.1886)
    • NTSC Video (BT.601 SMPTE-C)
    • PAL & SECAM Video (BT.601 EBU)
    • Digital Cinema (P3-DCI)
    • Digital Cinema (P3-D65)
    • Design & Print (P3-D50)
    • Photography (P3-D65)
    • Internet & Web (sRGB)


  • 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • Advanced image signal processor with computational video


  • Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
    • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
    • Touch ID
    • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures


  • High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for spatial audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers
  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
  • Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
  • 3.5mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones

Display Support

  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:
    • Up to two external displays with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors (M1 Pro) or
    • Up to three external displays with up to 6K resolution and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors (M1 Max)
  • Thunderbolt 4 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • HDMI digital video output
    • Support for one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz

Charging and Expansion


  • Wi-Fi
    • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
      IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
  • Bluetooth

Battery and Power

  • 100-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
    • Current: 8,693 mA⋅h
    • Power: 99.6 W⋅h
    • Voltage: 11.45 V
  • 140W USB-C Power Adapter

External Links

MacBook Pro 14" and 16" models on Apple's website
MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021) and (16-inch, 2021) on Wikipedia