Rumor mill: Apple’s rumored 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro mini LED with their next-generation internal silicon have been reported to have entered mass production and will reach 800,000 monthly shipments by the end of November.
We’ve long heard rumors about Apple’s plans to incorporate the Mini LED technology found in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro into its MacBook Pros, and last month it was claimed that they would be released between September and November. According to Digitimes, volume production of these machines has already started and suppliers are expecting monthly shipments of 600,000 to 800,000 units during the August to November period.
There were rumors about the landing of the new MacBook Pros in the summer, but Apple journalist Mark Gurman said they had been delayed due to problems with Mini LED production; The same issue was reported to be behind supply restrictions for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro prior to launch.
Apple products are generally released a few months after they go into production, so laptops will likely drop sometime in the fall. However, don’t expect to see them announced alongside the iPhone 13 in the third week of September; They are likely to have an event of their own to avoid stealing the spotlight from upcoming iPhones.
Acer is another company adding Mini LED screens to its laptops, and LG recently introduced its first Mini LED TVs. In addition to the new display technology, the next MacBook Pros are said to include the next version of Apple’s M1 chip. It’s still unclear whether the SoC will be called the M1X or the M2, but we can expect performance and efficiency gains over the already impressive M1.
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