if you are stuckWhether due to FOMO or indecision, this fall may have the answers you’ve been waiting for. Not now. show last week , , And . But no new MacBooks surfaced.
It is highly likely that the company will launch new MacBook Pros or other new Macs at a follow-up event in October, as it has done. (Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman confirms this: “There will be two events,” According to a recent tweet In his recent Power On newsletter, Gurman also said that he hopes for new MacBook Pro models Debut by the end of this year. And based on some credible rumours, there could be some major changes, including a new high-powered version. In all models, a new 14-inch MacBook Pro, new similar to , return of missing connectors and gap .
A more powerful Apple M1X (or M2) CPU?
That’s enough given. Apple’s M1 CPUs have made it into the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, Mac Mini, and iPads, but thus far we haven’t seen any of Apple’s home silicon in systems for power users have seen. Many sources agree that there will be a new version of the CPU – and– For the larger MacBook (currently a 16-inch screen version), and possibly for the upcoming new desktop.
There are also rumors that there will be two kinds of new chip, both with 10 cores (eight high-performance and two energy efficient), but with different integrated graphics core configurations: 16 or 32. In contrast, the M1 has eight cores, split evenly between performance and power savings, and either seven or eight graphics cores. Doubling or quadrupling the number of cores promises better performance that, in combination with tighter integration with macOS, can rival the performance of a separate AMD GPU. And it’s not clear whether a discrete GPU is an option.
The two variants (with rumors of future versions with even more core options for the Mac Mini and Mac Pro) make a lot of sense: In my testing, the M1 chip performed nearly identically, regardless of device, Thereby giving the iPad as much power as the Mac Mini. This doesn’t make sense for buyers of high-end equipment, where choosing a lower processor could potentially save you thousands or where a discrete GPU may be necessary.
The two variants may explain why speculations about the name of the new CPU, the M1X or M2, have not been conclusively headed towards one or the other.
As far as Intel’s offering is concerned, as early as last January we started hearing predictions that There will be no Intel versions of MacBook Pros And till date no indications to the contrary have been found.
When will we be able to buy them?
Thanks to the lack of a chip, you probably won’t be able to get one right after they’re announced. were earlier this month Reports that the shortage will at least delay shipments by the end of October or the beginning of November. And those delays are independent of the constraints for the production of mini LED-based screens, which can only result in a limited amount of of laptops available in 2021.
A new size, but at a higher starting price?
In addition to the upgraded model of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, we may be in for a 14-inch replacement for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which could mean a 14-inch screen that fits roughly the same size in the chassis 13 – Thanks to the small screen bezels. It follows a similar trend we’ve seen in Windows laptops and Apple took the same approach when it transitioned from 15-inch to 16-inch MacBook Pro models.
Unfortunately, everyone thinks Prices will be hiked for the 14-inch model Over 13-inches, the latter starts near the top end of the price range. Given the more expensive screen technology and current shortages, I wouldn’t be surprised. It makes you wonder whether Apple will continue to offer the M1-based MacBook Pro 13 as a lower-cost alternative.
A great new mini LED screen?
A mini LED-backlight-based display seems another given, and a hugely welcome one: It will allow MacBook Pros to better support HDR at high brightness and, with better local dimming, video editing or 12.9-inch required to produce the material. iPad Pro and its mini LED-based screen. Hopefully, this will happen with an update that will allow the MacBook Pro 4K. Play HDR Content in.
a new beauty?
Rumors differ here. Nearly every device Apple has announced this year, from the iPad to the iMac, has adopted the flat-edged profile aesthetic that harks back to the iPhone 4. But it remains to be seen whether Apple will adopt it for the MacBook Pro, given the clamshell design. And there hasn’t been much traction for suggestions that MacBooks might come in bright colors a la the iMac 24.
Goodbye, Touch Bar?
I’ve never been a fan of the Touch Bar, especially as a replacement for the fixed function keys, so I found it well regarded. Touch Bar. Rumors about the exclusion of And the return of the real function keys with dancing on the chair — and I’d be very disappointed if they turned out to be untrue. Also, since Mini LEDs generally generate more heat than other backlights, Apple could probably do with less need for heat dissipation near the display.
The return of old favourites?
Apple had stripped its MacBook Pros of connectors many people came to rely on, including an HDMI connection, SD card slot, and MagSafe connector (not to be confused with the MagSafe charger for the iPhone). Some rumors indicate that we may be getting them back with another pair of USB4/Thunderbolt ports. Some news has also indicated the return of the MagSafe connection, but it is also possible that they are confusing them with recent rumors about a new version..
A 1080p webcam, but still no Face ID?
As Apple introduced an enhanced 1080p webcam first with the 27-inch iMac (and the discontinued iMac Pro), then with the 24-inch iMac, it makes sense to integrate one into the MacBook Pro as widely rumored, as it is probably used more for videoconferencing than many of its other systems. But while Touch ID is likely to remain, there’s no welcome word about the much-anticipated Face ID (or 5G) since We heard in January that it would not be included.