Apple is planning redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models powered by Apple’s silicon for launch in the second half of 2021, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and a Nikkei Asia Today’s report credits that time period.
In a report focused on Apple cutting back on iPhone 12 orders from vendors, the publication briefly noted that Apple has delayed mass production of the two new MacBooks from May or June until the second half of the year. The report refers to the notebooks as “MacBooks,” but it is likely referring to upcoming MacBook Pro models.
Meanwhile, Apple has rescheduled its plans to start mass producing two new MacBook laptops in the second half of the year, from the previous May or June schedule, Nikkei learns. The two MacBooks will be powered by the Apple Silicon processor as part of a two-year transition away from microprocessors from vendor Intel.
The second half of the year begins in July, so there should still be enough time for Apple’s suppliers to ramp up production for a launch later in the year.
In addition to Apple’s silicon, Kuo expects new MacBook Pro models to feature brighter Mini-LED-backlit displays, a new design with a flat-edged top and bottom, an HDMI port and an SD card reader, MagSafe charging. classic with magnetic feed. cable and physical function keys instead of the touch bar. BloombergMark Gurman has corroborated many of these details, and was the first to report that an SD card reader is making a return.