Apple will be holding an event this month where it will be announced its new M1X MacBook Pro models in 14-inch and 16-inch display sizes. Alongside powerful Apple Silicon, these new MacBook Pro models are expected to launch with mini-LED displays, a power connector that attaches via magnets, HDMI and SD-card ports, and other new improvements.
Bloomberg had previously reported that the new M1X MacBook Pro models will launch between September and November, but now Mark Gurman says that the launch will be this month at an event, in his new PowerOn newsletter. He had previously said in September that the new MacBook Pro models will be available in the coming weeks.
M1X MacBook Pro launch as soon as this month
Gurman’s newsletter from September had us hoping that Apple would announce the new MacBook Pro models during its California Streaming event, but the company only announced its new iPhone and iPad models. DigiTimes had said that there were production delays so that might be a reason why the launch will happen in an event his month instead.
The new MacBook Pro didn’t appear at Apple’s September product unveiling, but it should still be launching in the coming weeks. Apple typically does its major new Mac introductions in October. So stay tuned.
Apple is also working on a higher-end Mac mini, which Gurman says will launch later.
The Apple M1X chip, the likely name for a more graphics-intense and professional-focused M1 chip, is indeed still on tap for 2021. We’ll likely see it show up first in a new range of MacBook Pros in the next month and a higher-end Mac mini at some point. The M1X has been developed in two variations: both with 10 CPU cores (eight high-performance and two high-efficiency) and either 16 or 32 graphics cores.
Apple is also expected to announce a larger iMac, which will replace the 27-inch Intel iMac but it will launch in 2022.
To recap, here is what you can expect from these new MacBook Pro models: MagSafe charging, SD-card slot, support for up to 32GB RAM, improved 1080p webcam, higher resolution displays, HDMI port, and more.
- DigiTimes reports production delay of Apple Watch Series 7 and M1X MacBook Pro
- Apple to launch M1X Mac mini with new design and more ports in the coming months
- 14-inch and 16-inch M1X MacBook Pros have entered mass production
- Larger redesigned M1 iMac will not be released this year, possibly in an effort to drive up M1X MacBook Pro sales