According to a new report, Apple suppliers have begun mass production of the upcoming redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros. The Cupertino tech giant is expecting to reach a maximum of 800,000 monthly shipments of the laptop by the end of November.
Apple’s next-gen MacBook Pro models have finally entered mass production
As the launch of Apple’s upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models is inching closer, multiple reports are coming out that suggesting Apple has a busy fall season of hardware releases planned including iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and AirPods 3.
As per previous industry reports and rumors. the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with next-generation M1X Apple Silicon will launch later this year. The redesigned laptops with a flat edge-to-edge display, no Touch Bar, new fingerprint sensor, UH-II SD card slot, 1080pweb camera and more, will also come with the mini-LED technology. Currently, offered in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021), the mini-LED display uses diodes smaller than 0.2mm to deliver higher brightness and deeper contrasts. The laptops will also feature the return of the beloved MagSafe charging connector, however, it is unclear if it will work in the same way as it did in older MacBooks.
A previous report by DigiTimes claimed that the new machines would launch in September alongside the launch of iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7. However, it is possible Apple is planning on hosting a second event this fall dedicated solely to Mac.
Last week, references to Apple Watch Series 7 and two new Macs were found in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database. In the recent filings, there are 19 new entries in the Mac database, but 17 are previously released models and are required to be re-listed with new operating systems. The two unknown “Apple brand laptop personal computers,” have numbers A2442 and A2485. Both machines are listed as running “macOS 12.”
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