While there were expectations that Apple would announce the new MacBook Pro model at WWDC, the keynote didn’t mention anything about it. according to latest predictions, the device will now be released in the third quarter of 2021.
These predictions are based on claims from Apple suppliers, which said that shipments for the new device will begin in the third quarter of the year, which runs from July to September. However, there is no complete clarity on whether these shipments refer to individual components for the new MacBook Pros or laptops.
Rumors suggested there would be more product announcements at WWDC, possibly new MacBook Pro models from Apple. However, according to various reports from media outlets such as Digitimes and Nikkei Asia, the device will now be delayed till the third quarter of 2021, following a no-show at the conference. a. Preview of Paywalled Digitimes reportT reads:
“According to industry sources, Apple is expected to roll out two new MacBook Pro models later in 2021, with shipments starting in the third quarter.
These supply chain reports regarding the delay in mass production of Apple’s new MacBook Pro models mean that the company gets enough time to announce their release before the end of the year.
A lot is expected to change in the new Apple MacBook Pro model. They are expected to sport an improved design featuring a brighter Mini-LED display and more streamlined top and bottom. In addition, they will bring back some controls that were absent in the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro models, including an HDMI port, SD card slot, and magnetic charging port. Reports also suggest that the Touch Bar will be replaced with physical function keys.
Rumors suggest that the redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch displays of Apple’s new MacBook Pro models will be powered by the M1X chip, which is a faster iteration of the M1 chip. Famous Apple YouTuber Max Balzer was among the first to notice “m1x MacBook Pro” as one of the tags listed by Apple on its WWDC Keynote YouTube upload. Other tags include iOS 15, M1X, iOS, Developers Conference and more.
Following the release of the M1 silicon chip in November, theories point to the M1X being Apple’s redesigned chip for their new MacBook Pro models. Apple can confirm said theories by including the tag in its keynote. On the other hand, it could be a trick to bump up the video using the rumors surrounding the chip.