A recent report by a Taiwanese supply chain publication claims that Apple will release new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with larger and brighter displays with thinner bezels in the second half of this year. The report also suggests that Radiant Opto-Electronics will be the elite supplier of the mini-LED backlight units, while Quanta Computer will be tasked with the final adjustment of the notebooks.
Last year Apple introduced 16-inch MacBook Pro, replacing the 15-inch variant. This year, it is highly expected that the 14-inch MacBook Pro will be replacing the 13-inch variant and rumor mills report that the new MacBook Pro models will feature a larger display with no additional footprint.
Apple to release 14-inch MacBook Pro in the second half of this year, with brighter mini-LED displays and thin bezels
As cited by the source, the new MacBook Pro will feature a new Apple Silicon M series chip, HDMI port, MagSafe charger powered by magnetic cable, refreshed design, and brighter mini-LED displays. Physical function keys could replace MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar.
MacBook Pro has just featured Thunderbolt ports and a headphone jack since 2016, because of which users have to purchase additional docks or adapters to gain access to a USB-A port, SD card reader, HDMI port, and other connectivity offered on older MacBook models.
The upcoming MacBook Pro models could be announced in June at WWDC 2021 and be shipped in July. It is still unclear when the Cupertino tech giant will officially announce the MacBook Pro models because “the second half of 2021” is quite vague as it could either mean an unveiling in September, October, or even November.
In regards to the second half of 2021, Apple is also rumored to be working on a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro featuring a mini-LED display. Some reports even claim that the device could be announced as early as March.
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