New MacBook Pro with new Apple Silicon, mini-LED display expected this fall

New MacBook Pro models with Apple’s custom-designed silicon and mini-LED displays are set to arrive this fall, according to a new report from DigiTimes.

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 delivers game-changing performance and the longest battery life ever on a Mac.
Apple’s current 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 delivers game-changing performance and the longest battery life ever on a Mac.

Samuel Axon for Ars Technica:

Given that WWDC 2021 (which took place in early June) marked one year since Apple first announced the transition, a lot of people expected some of those high-end Macs to move to Apple Silicon at that event — us included. But it didn’t happen. Some supply chain sources seemed to indicate that mini-LED display production was a key bottleneck.

Components used in those mini-LED displays were the subjects of DigiTimes‘ new report. It claims that Apple has validated two new suppliers — Zhen Ding and Tripod — for mini-LED backlights appropriate for new MacBook Pro computers. The report also says that those suppliers are gearing up for shipments late in the third quarter of this year. That could mean that the new MacBook Pro models will debut around the same time as the new Apple Watch and iPhone are expected to—sometime in September, perhaps.

MacDailyNews Take: This is shaping up to be a huge autumn for Apple! We can’t wait to see the new Apple Silicon-powered 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models!

6 Comments

  1. “Given that WWDC 2021 (which took place in early June) marked one year since Apple first announced the transition, a lot of people expected some of those high-end Macs to move to Apple Silicon at that event — us included. But it didn’t happen.”

    Yes, including myself a lot of people were disappointed. Apple promising a two year transition to Apple silicion is way too SLOW. The scope and scale of the company, fingers crossed, it happens in less time – preferably this Autumn.

    Another wish: 16-inch MacPro with M2 chip and oodles of ports and expansion possibilities will pull the financial trigger on Day One FULLY LOADED.

    As posted previously, in 2003 pulled the trigger on the world FIRST 17-inch MacPro laptop fully loaded close to $4,000.

    16-inch is not ideal shaving an inch off for NO GOOD REASON and shortchanging Apple history under Jobs. But when you have a creative DEFICIENT CEO running Apple and Cook’s only talent is squeezing profits on balance sheets while dragging Apple into WOKE politics.

    It is what it is. Still, 16-inch meeting requirements, ALL IN…👍🏻🇺🇸🦅😎

  2. Do not be first in line to buy any new M1 or M2 Apple product. There is a large group of us out here that are getting no help with panicky M1 MacBook Airs. Many have multiple crashes per day. It is disgusting.

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