Updated MacBook Pro models have been in the news since the start of the year. Although Apple did not launch the rumored redesigned MacBook Pros at the WWDC21 event, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman writes that the models are still on track to launch, later this year.
Industry sources claim that Apple will update the MacBook Pro lineup with two new 14-inch and 16-inch models powered by next-generation Apple Silicon, M1x chip built on 5nm+ process. In addition, the new laptops will have an iPad Pro (2021) like flat edge-to-edge design and mini-LED display, no touch bar, fingerprint sensor, and more.
With a fully packed Fall, Apple will launch new M1 MacBook Pro models later this year
In his subscription-based newsletter service ‘Power On’ for Bloomberg Technology, Gurman detailed the products expected to be announced in the Fall (September) and later this year.
For Apple, all attention is on the fall, so the next several weeks are destined to be light on product news. We’re about three months away from the next iPhone and Apple Watch models going on sale—along with the releases of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8, so stay tuned for plenty of news on those after the summer doldrums.
And don’t forget about the iPad and Mac: Apple has a new entry-level iPad for students and revamped MacBook Pros and iPad minis coming later this year, too.
The reported launch time of the new MacBook Pro is corroborated by DigiTimes that claims “new mini-LED MacBook Pro is coming out in the second half of 2021”. The Taiwanese industry source says that Global Lighting Technologies and Osram Opto will also supply the display panels to Apple for upcoming laptop models.
Interestingly, this information is shared after Apple’s crackdown on leakers to prevent details of upcoming products from surfacing in the news. The company’s legal firm sent a letter to a Chinese leaker, Kane asking him to not disclose information about the “undisclosed” products for it gives “Apple’s competitors effective information and also mislead consumers, because what is disclosed may not be accurate.” Kane shared that the letter was sent to several sources in groups, so maybe, Gurman was not on the list. If you wish to subscribe to Gurman’s newsletter, click here to sign-up.