DigiTimes claims that the new 14-inch and 16-inch M1 MacBook Pro models will launch in the third or fourth quarter this year. So, it can be estimated that Apple might launch the next-generation laptop models later this year like the launch of the M1 MacBook Air, M1 MacBook Pro, and M1 Mac mini models in November 2020.
Before the WWDC21, different industry sources like Wedbush analyst and leaker Jon Prosser claimed that Apple will introduce the M1 MacBook Pro at the event. However, on the day of the event, an anonymous leaker @L0vetodream shared that there won’t be any hardware updates at the Developers Conference which proved to be correct. Having said that, Prosser might have gotten the timing of the launch incorrect but the report that the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are on their way is solid. And supply chain-based sources are sharing that Apple’s suppliers are gearing up for production.
Apple suppliers will start new M1 MacBook Pro shipments in July till September this year
The paywalled report viewed by MacRumors states that Apple’s iPhone manufacturing partners will begin shipments for both new MacBook Pro models next month till September. However, it is unclear if the report is referring to the complete laptops or just parts.
“Apple is expected to roll out two new MacBook Pro models later in 2021, with shipments slated to kick off in the third quarter, according to industry sources.
A paywalled preview of a DigiTimes report today claims that Apple suppliers will begin shipments for new MacBook Pro models in the third quarter, which starts in July and runs through September. It’s unclear if these shipments are referring to new MacBook Pro models as a whole or individual components for the notebooks.”
Previously, DigiTimes claimed that Global Lighting, Apple’s display supplier, will begin shipments of the advanced mini-LED display panels for the M1 MacBook Pro in Q3, 2021.
After discovering filings of 14-inch and 16-inch M1 MacBook Pro models in the Chinese regulatory database and now the shipments reports from the supply chain, it very strongly expected that the launch of the new laptops is imminent. The discovered details of the next-generation M1 MacBook Pro models are:
The new MacBook Pro models are expected to ship with new features such as a mini-LED display, a new magnetic charging cable with faster charging, a new chip that is faster than M1, an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and no Touch Bar. The design is also expected to look similar to the new iPhone 12 and iPad Pro models, with thin bezels, a flat design, and curved edges.