Apple may launch its new MacBook Pro models with the upgraded Apple M1X processor and mini-LED illumination as soon as October.
According to sources initially published by Digitimes, the planned September launch has been put back until at least October, if not November, due to a chip shortage.
Ever since the debut of the MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1) in November of last year, we’ve been anticipating a beefier 16-inch MacBook Pro, and it’s widely believed that Apple would launch a more powerful Apple M1X MacBook Pro processor with the 16-inch MacBook Pro since it’ll require more power than the M1 chip can offer.
MacBook Pro 16-inch 2021 design
The elimination of the Touch Bar seems to be the most major change in the 2021 MacBook Pro. Forever touchscreen ring will be replaced with a combination of specific keys, similar to those seen on other laptops and pre-2016 MacBooks, as per Ming-Chi Kuo.
Display Supply Chain Consultants, another analysis firm, has forecasted the Touch Bar’s death in its report. The research predicted that “once Apple begins to deliver the 10.9” AMOLED iPad, Touch Bars would be superseded by tablets.”. Furthermore, according to our sources, Apple may discontinue the Touch Bar in the future.”
The 16-inch MacBook Pro 2021 model, as per Kuo, would have a broader range of connectors. This move was taken to eliminate the need for dongles but will also be the first time a new MacBook has featured anything besides USB-C since late 2015.
For its first time in recent memory, MagSafe could return soon with the MacBook Pro 16-inch 2021. The iPhone 12 debuted with a MagSafe connector, however, it was a specialized inductive charging pad instead of the breakaway connection that MacBook Pro users have been used to.
HDMI and SD card readers are indeed expected to make a comeback. According to another source, the 16-inch MacBook Pro (along with the 14-inch variant) will have feature a 1080p webcam, SD card reader, three Thunderbolt USB C connections, an upgraded MagSafe. The 16-inch MacBook Pro (together with the 14-inch model) can include a USB connector and an HDMI port have a 1080p camera.
The revived MagSafe would be “pill-shaped,” as per Gurman. He also indicated that small design changes will be made, including a clearer screen.
Turning towards the SD card reader, a new source says that it will support UHS-II SD cards at high speeds compatibility, making it perfect for photographers and video editors, who could use a quick method to get files from their camera than in editing tools.
According to a recently discovered patent, Apple is contemplating integrating an AirPower adapter in a forthcoming M series device. Wireless charging coils are shown around the MacBook’s outside surface in the patent. 3 are across the front of the keyboard and nine are still on the back of the keypad.
Patents are hypothetical, so there’s no guarantee that MacBook will be altered in the future. First and foremost, it isn’t the most bizarre notion, and it isn’t as if Apple lacks the necessary resources.
MacBook Pro 16-inch 2021 news (updated Sept. 4)
According to a recent rumour, the 16-inch Apple M1X MacBook Pro and 14-inch MacBook Pro might well be delayed owing to a global chip shortage, although both machines should still be available in the autumn.
According to a reliable source, the 16-inch and 14-inch MacBook Pro 2021 will be equipped with the same powerful Apple M1X MacBook Pro processor.
The MacBook Pro 2021 is expected to include a better camera, which may help Apple overcome one of its pro-grade notebooks’ weak points.
Release date and pricing speculations for the MacBook Pro 16-inch in 2021
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, next-generation MacBook Pros may even be released in the “months ahead.”
For us, this translates to something like a September to October publication date. Given that the iPhone 13 is expected to be unveiled in September, next-generation MacBook Pros will likely be unveiled around October, with a release following a few weeks later. At the latest, the computers aren’t anticipated until November.
The MacBook Pro Professionals would not be available in S mode, as shown in a separate report from Digitimes. Apple may have intended to launch in September at some time, however worldwide chip shortages may have pushed the firm to postpone.
So far, the reports haven’t revealed how much the new laptop would cost; however, the current 16-inch Apple M1X MacBook Pro model starts at $2,399 (£2,399). We can reasonably anticipate Apple to offer the 2021 16-inch MacBook because the upgraded M1 computers are valued just like their predecessors, assuming any significant hardware changes.
In the perspective of the worldwide chip scarcity, a month delay isn’t awful
Expect inevitable product setbacks due to the continuing chip scarcity that is affecting everyone from carmakers to electronics manufacturers to PC manufacturers. Both AMD and Nvidia have been steadily releasing new graphics cards, but getting them into the hands of gamers has proven to be a huge issue. Intel has even been said to be postponing sections of its Alder Lake debut until CES 2022 due to supply issues.
So, if Apple’s usual September launch window for new Apple M1X MacBook Pro has to be pushed out to October or November, that’s hardly a wait, so we’re hoping for the best.