Redesigned Macbook Pro With New Apple Silicon May Go on Sale Only in Late 2021, Hinting No WWDC Launch

Let’s take a look at more details around the MacBook Pro launch, specifications, and other details.

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Apple is gearing up for WWDC 2021. The annual developer event will kick off on June 7. Apple is expected to announce iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, etc. The company is also rumoured to unveil a new, redesigned MacBook Pro with a faster custom chip. A new report claims that the upcoming Pro MacBooks will not go on sale until early next year. MacRumors, citing a paywalled DigiTimes report, states that the 14-inch Pro model will enter “volume production” in Q4 2021. The report further states that the bigger 16-inch variant will hit the production deck early next year. Let’s take a look at more details around the MacBook Pro launch, specifications, and other details.

No MacBook Pro at WWDC 2021?

Apple was rumoured to launch a new MacBook Pro at the WWDC 2021. A new report claims that the Pro laptops will not ship until late 2021.

The DigiTimes report claims that the 14-inch model will enter mass production in Q4 2021. The bigger 16-inch variant is tipped to enter mass production in Q1 2022. It further claims that although the Pro MacBooks will get mass-produced next year, Apple will still unveil them later this year.

“Apple plans to release two min LED-backlit MacBook Pro products – a 14-inch and a 16-inch – in the second half of 2021. Judging from the supply of mini LED backlighting applications, volume production of the 14-inch MacBook Pro is likely to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021, and the 16-inch model will start in the first quarter of 2022,” the report stated.

This is in line with a previous report that made a similar claim. A Naver report claimed that the 14-inch Pro model will go under mass production in Q4 2021. However, Apple is likely to manufacture a small batch of the 14-inch model in Q3 2021 (July to September). The 16-inch model’s production, on the other hand, will begin slightly later. The report claims that the bigger model will go under mass production in Q1 2022.  This is contrary to a recent Bloomberg report which claimed that the redesigned Pro models will launch in the summer of 2021. 

The upcoming Pro Apple laptop is tipped to come with an all-new design with more ports. You can click here to check out coverage on the same.

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