Apple’s 14 And 16-Inch MacBook Pros Could Get New Displays And Launch In 2023
Apple’s best laptops might get a new update as soon as the end of this year, according to a new report. What’s more, those displays will come with improved displays that offer better brightness than those that are already available.
While previous reports claimed that Apple wouldn’t be ready to refresh its 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros until next year, DigiTimes now reports that it will update both models in the final quarter of 2023 which means we might see them soon.
What’s more, the report claims that the new models will have improved miniLED backlighting that can increase display brightness by around 10%.
However, it’s thought that the improved brightness will be used in a different way than just making the screen brighter. The report claims that Apple will instead stick with the same brightness and bank the power savings to allow the laptops to run longer between charges.
Apple has not made major changes to the miniLED backlighting specifications since adopting it for its tablets and notebooks, the sources said. But the upcoming MacBook Pro devices will feature miniLEDs that are 10% brighter than the previous ones without changing the number of miniLED chips in the backlighting module, the sources said. The brightness enhancement is not meant to improve picture quality, but rather to save power and improve battery life, the sources said, adding that the new devices will start shipping in the fourth quarter of 2023.
If this all comes to fruition we can expect the new laptops to feature M3 Max and M2 Pro chips. Apple is yet to launch any Mac with an M3-series chip inside, however, which makes us wonder if the timeframe DigiTimes reports is all that accurate.
The paywalled report, picked up by MacRumors, should be taken with a pinch of salt unless we hear more from other sources that back it up.