New 14-Inch And 16-Inch MacBook Pro Rumored For September Launch
Apple’s much-rumored 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro machines will be announced in September, according to a new report. The machines will both feature a mini-LED display and an all-new design according to DigiTimes.
The report says that Apple is making significant investments in companies that are able to produce mini-LED displays at scale.
Following a September launch, DigiTimes expects that 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro shipments will peak in October, further suggesting that a September launch is probably.
That raises the possibility that Apple could announce the new machines in September, but not ship them until the month later. That’s a process Apple has recently followed with the new M1-powered iPad Pro, for example.
Apple’s new MacBook Pros will feature a big new design that will bring back some of the ports we’ve lost in recent years. They’re likely to include HDMI and an SD card slit, while some form of Apple silicon – likely an M1X or M2 chip – will also be included.
The use of mini-LED display will allow for a brighter, more colorful screen while contrast will also benefit. It isn’t yet clear whether the switch to mini-LED will impact pricing, however.
Apple will very likely announce its iPhone 13 lineup in September, so it will be interesting to see whether the new Mac share the stage with it, or get their own unveiling.