Apple Accidentally Leaks Upcoming MacBook Pro with Dynamic Island
Apple enthusiasts and tech followers have been eagerly anticipating news of an OLED display for the MacBook Pro, rumored to be released in 2026 or 2027. However, a recent leak suggests that Apple might have unintentionally revealed another exciting feature of the upcoming MacBook Pro: Dynamic Island.
The leak came to light when YouTuber Ice Cool Tech noticed an interesting icon while using his iPad Pro alongside a Mac. When he dragged the cursor from the MacBook Pro to the iPad Pro, Apple displayed a Mac with Dynamic Island. This discovery is surprising because no Mac currently has this interactive cutout, especially since Macs do not support touchscreens.
While it is possible that this is just a rendering error on Apple’s part, given the absence of a visible bezel and the slight curvature that could potentially be attributed to a notch, it is also plausible that this leak is more than just a mistake.
According to Ice Cool Tech, he was running macOS Sonoma 14.0 (23A344) on his MacBook Pro and iPadOS 17.0.2 (21A351) on his iPad Pro. He found this icon on the IPSW for the 6th generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
An image accompanying the leak shows a MacBook Pro with Dynamic Island, demonstrating the possible design aesthetic of this new feature. However, it is important to note that there have been no rumors or reports indicating that Apple is planning to release a MacBook Pro with Dynamic Island. Additionally, with Apple’s recent adoption of a notch on the higher-end MacBook Pro, there could be potential software integrations for this new cutout, such as Live Activities or Now Playing widgets, in an upcoming update.
Rumors suggest that Apple may hold a keynote event in October, where they could unveil new M3 Macs and minor updates to the iPad. However, it is highly unlikely that a MacBook Pro with Dynamic Island would be announced at this time.
Interestingly, earlier this year, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported that Apple was working on bringing touchscreens to Mac computers. According to Gurman’s sources, the first touchscreen Mac could launch in 2025 as part of a larger update to the MacBook Pro line. Speculations indicate that the touchscreen MacBook Pro would feature a traditional laptop design, with the same trackpad and keyboard as the standard models, but with a display supporting touch input and gestures.
If this is the case, a MacBook Pro with Dynamic Island would align with Apple’s rumored plans to introduce touchscreens to their Mac lineup. However, it remains unlikely that Apple would intentionally leak such an upcoming model at this stage.
As the anticipation for the next generation of MacBook Pro continues to grow, Apple fans will have to wait for further official announcements or unveilings to confirm the existence and features of the Dynamic Island on the MacBook Pro.