Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives claims that Apple will launch redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch M1 MacBook Pro models at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference 2021 event. The WWDC21 Keynote will be on June 7, and like 2020, this year’s WWDC21 event will also be held virtually due to COVID-19 precautionary restrictions.
Last year, Apple introduced a first-generation M1 chip which marked the company’s transition from Intel processors to custom-built Apple Silicon for Macs. In compliance with Apple’s plan to completely phase out Intel-based Macs in two years’ time, the company launched a 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro, 13-inch M1 MacBook Air, and Mac mini. This year in April, Apple release 24-inch M1 iMac, along with 11-inch and 12.9-inch M1 iPad models. And now, rumor mills are announcing the arrival of two more M1 MacBook Pro models with several new features.
Analyst claims that the first-generation Apple Silicon will power the new M1 MacBook Pro models
In his note to investors, Ives detailed the expected software updates of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. In addition, Ives writes that Apple will surprise the audience with the announcement of new MacBook Pro models powered by M1 chip.
The reports of 14-inch and 16-inch M1 MacBook Pro models have been circulating in the industry for while now. It is claimed that the Cupertino tech giant had given the laptops a new flat edge-to-edge design language without a Touch Bar, mini-LED technology branded as the ‘Liquid Retina XDR Display’ that was recently introduced in M1 iPad Pro models (2021), Face ID, MagSafe support for faster charging, SD card slot and the HDMI port and more.
But unlike Ives, Apple leaker Jon Prosser reports that the expected MacBook Pro models will be powered by next-generation Apple Silicon, M1X chip with curved display edges and thin bezels. He claims that the new M1X processor is even faster than the already very fast M1 chip.
Well, the WWDC21 on June 7 is only a few days away, and the event’s keynote will reveal which report was correct.