The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros seem closer than ever.
As reported by DigiTimes Apple has started mass production of its new Pro laptops and monthly shipments are expected to be in the range of 600,000 to 800,000 units per month.
Apple has started volume production for the new MacBook Pro, and monthly shipments of the notebooks are expected to reach 600,000-800,000 units during the August-November period, according to upstream supply chain sources.
Apple is rumored to be working on a complete redesign of the MacBook Pro since the company announced its own Apple silicon processors. While the launch date for such a product has been rumored for a long time, it looks like the company could launch its new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros this fall.
Today’s report aligns with earlier reports from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who said that the laptops were originally planned for an earlier release, but that mini-LED display production issues delayed the launch of the new laptops. It also aligns with the predictions of supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that mass production of the new MacBook Pro models would begin in the third quarter of 2021.
The new MacBook Pro is expected to feature Apple’s next generation of silicone processors, a mini-LED display, the return of many ports like HDMI and USB-A, and the removal of the touch bar.
Apple is also expected to announce the lineup of iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and third-generation AirPods this fall.