According to an overnight report from Digitimes , Apple suppliers are forecasting third quarter deliveries of components for the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The new laptops will feature mini LED screens for the first time, after Apple launched the technology in the iPad Pro last month.
The Q3 release date is roughly as expected. Apple Leaker Jon Prosser has said the new MacBook Pro will be announced at WWDC next week.
The new range of MacBook Pro is eagerly awaited. Not only will these machines be the first high-end Mac models with Apple silicon ARM chips inside, but they will also feature a new external chassis design.
The upcoming laptops are believed to sport a more boxer look with flat sides similar to the design aesthetic of the iMac M1 and iPad Pro 2018.
Mini-LED displays offer higher contrast and brightness than standard LED-backlit LCD panels, approaching OLED quality when watching HDR content like TV shows and movies. However, the display technology inherently exhibits a backlit bloom effect under certain conditions, which some users find inconvenient.
These machines are believed to feature Apple silicon that performs better than the current generation M1 chip. Known colloquially as the “M1X,” Bloomberg reported the MacBook Pro chip would feature 8 high-performance processor cores, up to 32 GPU cores, and support up to 64 GB of RAM.
Users will also see the return of I / O with the 2021 MacBook Pro, including dedicated ports for HDMI and an SD card reader. The MagSafe power connector is also set to make a comeback.