16-inch MacBook Pro With Apple M1X Chip May Launch in October 2021: Report

It was previously reported that the MacBook Pro Apple laptops could launch between September and November.


Apple is gearing up for the iPhone 13 launch event. At the Apple event on September 14, the company is expected to launch four new iPhone models. These include the iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. Alongside the iPhones, Apple is also expected to unveil the Apple Watch Series 7 and AirPods 3. There were rumours of the new MacBook Pro debuting at the Apple event in September. However, recent reports suggest that the Apple laptop will launch later this year. Adding to the developments is a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro is still “several weeks” away from hitting the shelves.

“M1X MacBook Pro: 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with high-end M1 chips, MagSafe magnetic charging, miniLED screens, and no Touch Bars are in the offing. After delays, look out for these to hit shelves in the next several weeks,” Gurman said in his weekly Power On newsletter.

The new MacBook Pro is said to come with a bunch of new upgrades. Apple’s upcoming California Streaming event is already rumoured to have a crowded lineup. Alongside the iPhone 13 series, we can expect the Apple Watch Series 7 and AirPods 3 to debut at the event.

The Pro MacBooks are likely to debut in October. It wouldn’t be a surprise as Apple has hosted events in the past in October for its Mac launches. Gurman has not revealed the exact launch date of the event yet.

He had previously claimed that the Pro laptops could launch between September and November. A separate DigiTimes report claimed that the new MacBook Pros could launch in September and Apple could ship the devices in October or November.

Apple is said to launch the new Pro MacBook in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes. Both models will feature a redesigned chassis and magnetic charging and come with multiple ports. These include an SD card slot and an HDMI port alongside the USB Type-C ports.

The new MacBooks are also said to get an upgraded M1X chip, which could come with eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores. In addition, the M1X chip will have either 16 or 32 GPU cores. Lastly, Apple’s rumoured M1X chip is also said to support for up to 64GB of RAM.