Initially planned for a mid-2021 launch, Apple will roll out two new MacBooks later in 2021. Apple holds the annual Worldwide Developers Conference on 07 June 2021, Monday. Even after rumours suggesting Apple could launch the MacBook Pro, Apple didn’t reveal hardware during the event.
When Apple developed its silicon chip M1, they implemented it in MacBook Air and iPad. During all this time, the company continued to use existing designs from the prior-generation Intel-based models. In a hope to save a significant design upgrade for its second-generation models launching with refreshed Apple-made processors. According to the report published by DigiTimes (a Taiwanese publication with a mixed track record for predicting Apple rumours), Apple had planned to produce these new MacBook Pros in the second quarter of 2021. Now again, the shortage of mini-LED display components forced it to push it into the next quarter.
The redesigned MacBook Pros are expected to come in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes with some major changes in design. It is rumoured to have more square-off edges and a mini-LED display recently used in the M1 12.9-inch iPad pro. Also, Apple will improve the next silicon chip in terms of performance and energy efficiency over the M1 announced in the past November.