Apple still owes us a new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, and now it looks like a leaker may know when we can expect these new machines to land. According to @dylandkt, we will ‘definitely’ see them announced in the fourth quarter of 2021.
That’s not all though, he goes on to say that Apple will also be releasing a redesigned Mac mini alongside the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.
It has been suggested for some time that Apple has readied a new M1x chip for these new MacBook Pros – which as expected will be more powerful than the existing M1.
Interestingly, in response to a question about the possibility of a new iMac Pro powered by a new M series chip, Dylan says that an iMac Pro wont be coming this and instead the redesigned Mac mini will make the cut and feature an M1X processor.
The M1X will be the first upgrade of Apple’s in-house custom chip which currently powers the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the MacBook Air, Mac mini, and 27-inch iMac. As for the M1X, Dylan told us by the end of April that it’s “an extension of the M1 that will contain more thunderbolt channels, cpu cores, gpu cores, multiple external monitor support, and greater power draw…”.
Macbook Pro 14 and 16 are definitely coming Q4 of 2021. Either late October or early November.
— Dylan (@dylandkt) June 17, 2021
Apple is expected to throw in an HDMI port, an SD Card reader, MagSafe, and many more ports on the MacBook Pros that it had been skimping out on since a few years, and this new chip might just allow the company to do that. In addition to extra ports, we can expect flatter edges, reduced bezels with the ‘MacBook Pro’ logo on the bottom being removed.
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