Apple is rumoured to launch two new MacBook models later this year. The Pro MacBooks were first expected to get announced at the WWDC 2021. While that did not happen, recent reports claimed that the more powerful MacBooks will launch in summer 2021. Apple is yet to make an official announcement on the release of the new Pro MacBooks. These new Pro Apple laptops are tipped to feature the M1X chip. The latest development on the release timeline is shared by DigiTimes. The publication claims that Apple could announce the M1X-powered laptops in September 2021. Let’s take a look at more details on the M1X MacBook Pro that could launch later this year.
Apple MacBook Pro with 14-inch and 16-inch screens launch timeline tipped
Apple could launch the new M1X MacBook Pro very soon. According to DigiTimes, the Pro laptops will launch in September. Apple typically reserves its September event for the new iPhones. The company, in the past, has also announced other hardware like Apple Watch, iPads, etc.
DigiTimes claims that Apple plans to unveil the redesigned Pro MacBooks in the late portion of Q3 2021 (July to September). The Cupertino-based American tech giant is known to host its iPhone launch events during the second/ third week of September. If true, the new MacBooks could launch alongside. MacRumors, citing the paywalled DigiTimes report, further stated that Apple has asked suppliers to ramp up the mini-LED production for its mini-LED MacBook.
It further claims although Apple will announce the Pro MacBooks in September, the shipments will peak in October. Therefore, Apple could start shipping the laptops in October or later. Some reports in the past have claimed that the 14-inch model will enter mass production in Q4 2021. The 16-inch model, on the other hand, is tipped to enter mass production in Q1 2022.
These two models will feature a redesigned chassis and magnetic charging, according to a Bloomberg report. They will also come with multiple ports, including the HDMI port and SD card slot.
Apple will also launch two separate chips for the new Pro models. These are codenamed Jade C-Chop and Jade C-Die. Both chips will feature eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores. The difference will lie in the GPU. Either model will come with 16 or 32 GPU cores. The M1 chip, in comparison, came with four performance and four efficiency cores. It also has eight graphics cores. The new chip will also come with support for up to 64GB of RAM as opposed to 16GB on the current M1 chip.
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