Apple is rumoured to launch new MacBook Pro models later this year. The new Pro laptops were supposed to launch earlier this year. While that did not happen, Apple is expected to debut its new, powerful MacBooks later this year. Reports in the past claimed that the new Pro MacBooks are slated to launch in November or December 2021. Now, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claims that the launch could happen sooner than expected. Let’s take a look at the MacBook Pro specs, features and other details.
Apple MacBook Pro launch timeline tipped again
Apple is gearing up to launch new MacBook Pro models later this year. Bloomberg’s Gurman claims that the new MacBook will launch between September and November. He claims that the new MacBooks will go into production in Q3 2021. Apple could announce the laptops “between September and November at the latest,” Gurman said. He further revealed that the new MacBooks were slated to launch earlier this year. However, Apple had to delay the launch due to issues around the mini-LED production.
Previously, a DigiTimes report claimed that the new MacBook Pros will launch in September. If true, the new MacBooks could launch alongside. 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.
Other reports have claimed that the 14-inch model will enter mass production in Q4 2021, whereas the bigger 16-inch model could enter mass production next year. The report stated that Apple’s 16-inch Pro laptop will hit mass production in Q1 2022. The laptops are said to get a major design overhaul, with a redesigned chassis and magnetic charging. Apple is also said to reintroduce the SD card slot and the HDMI port on the upcoming MacBook Pro.
The laptops are also likely to come with two separate chips, which are codenamed Jade C-Chop and Jade C-Die. They will share eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores. However, one of the chips will have 16 GPU cores, whereas the other will come with 32 GPU cores. This is an upgrade over the M1 chip, which came with eight GPU cores and eight CPU cores. Apple is also said to launch the new chip with support for up to 64GB of RAM. Again, this is a massive upgrade over the M1 chip, which supports 16GB of RAM.