MacBook Pro 2021: Release date, price, M1X and all the other rumors we’ve heard.

Two things we expect it to go a long way: a 13-inch MacBook Pro and a touch bar.

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If you have stopped. Shelling out for a new MacBook Pro Outside of FOMO or decision, Apple may soon block the answers you’ve been waiting for. The company announced. Its next event will be on Monday, October 18., With the theme of the “Unleashed” invitation, pointing out that we’re finally going to hear about Apple’s high-performance system. As we land on the wire, the latest rumors indicate that not only is there a 14-inch MacBook Pro model on the horizon, this and a new 16-inch can both play new, higher pixel densities. Mini LED screens., With a new high power version Apple’s M1 processor. Like 12.9-inch iPad Pro., Return of very missing connectors and Don’t like the touch bar too much.

Following the announcements. Apple’s big event. In mid-September where the company showed up. IPhone 13, Apple Watch 7, IPad mini 6. And Updated entry level iPad..

Read more: There is no Max in the Apple iPhone 13 event, but the year is not over yet.

When will the new MacBook Pro be announced?

It is rumored that the company will launch the new MacBook Pros and possibly other new Macs on October 18 next week. This is in line with Mark Gorman’s claim in the recent Power on Newsletter that he expects new MacBook Pro models to launch sometime this month. He had earlier speculated that the new models would arrive by the end of this year.


“Unleashed” invitation to Apple’s October 18 event.


More powerful Apple M1X (or M2) CPU?

It has been given too much. Apple’s M1 CPU has made it to the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, Mac Mini and iPad, but so far we’ve been able to power Apple’s home-made silicon. Not seen in the user system. Several sources agree that there will be a newer version of the CPU – and. It is reportedly already in production. – For larger MacBooks (currently 16-inch screen versions) and possibly newer desktops.

There are also rumors that the new chip will have two variants, both with 10 cores (eight high-performance and two energy-efficient), but with different integrated graphics core configurations: 16 or 32. In contrast, the M1 has eight Distribute evenly between the core, performance and power savings, and either seven or eight graphics cores. Doubling or quadrupling the number of courses promises significantly better performance that can compete with the performance of a separate AMD GPU combined with tighter integration with MacOS. And it’s not clear if a discrete GPU is an option.


A higher-powered version of Apple’s M1 chip could be on the horizon.

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Having two variants (with rumors of a future version made for the Mac Mini and Mac Pro) makes a lot of sense: in my testing, the M1 chip performed almost identically regardless of the device Yes, which gives more power to the iPad. As a Mac mini. This makes no sense to those who buy advanced equipment, where choosing a lower processor could potentially save you thousands or where a separate GPU may be necessary.

Both types may explain why speculation about the name of the new CPU, M1X or M2 did not ultimately point to one or the other.

As far as Intel’s offer is concerned, as early as last January, we began to hear predictions that there would be no Intel version of the MacBook Pro, and to date there have been no indications to the contrary.

When will we be able to buy them?

Thanks to the lack of chip, you may not be able to get it after their announcement. Earlier this month, there were reports that the shortage would delay deliveries at least until late October or early November. And they’re free of the hassle of making mini-LED screens, which could result in a limited supply of laptops in 2021.

A new size, but at a higher price?

In addition to the upgraded model of the 16-inch MacBook Pro, we can replace the 14-inch for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which may mean that the 14-inch screen that is in the chassis is almost the same. Be the size 13 – Thanks for the small screen bezels. It follows the same trend we’ve seen in Windows laptops, and Apple did the same when it switched from a 15-inch to a 16-inch MacBook Pro model. If the 14-inch uses a new panel technology, as the resolution rumor below shows, it would also explain the price increase.

Most industry watchers think so. The price of the 14-inch model will increase. Over 13 inches, the latter starts near the upper end of the price range. Given the more expensive screen technology and the current shortage, I wouldn’t be surprised. You may be wondering if Apple will continue to offer the MacBook Pro 13 based on the M1 as a low cost option.


We expect the MacBook Pro to have a mini LED backlit display like the iPad Pro 12.9 (left).

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A sharp new mini LED screen?

A mini LED backlight-based display has been given another and looks very welcome: it will allow the MacBook Pro to better support HDR with more brightness and better local dimming, the 12.9-inch i. Pad requires video editing or content creation. Pro and its mini LED screen. Hopefully, this will be accompanied by an update that will allow the MacBook Pro to play HDR content in 4K.

More recently, Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (who accurately described several months before the announcement of the iPad mini), tweeted, “Panel suppliers between iPad Pro and MacBook Pro The same. Oxide back planes, mini LED backlights and 120 Hz refresh rate. Mini LED, 100% certified. “

Oxide Back Plane and Mini LED (but not 120Hz refresh rate) Backlight are two technologies used by Apple’s Pro Display XDR, which are better for the black level.

MacRumors saw references to new screen resolutions in the late beta. Mac OS Monterey: “3,456 x 2,234 retina” and “3,024 x 1,964 retina.” The first will provide almost identical pixel density – 226 ppi – as the current 16-inch MacBook display. Apple always likes to maintain the range given for its retina screens, but the latter is slightly different from the current 3,072×1,920. This is a strong sign that Apple will introduce a new panel. Alternatively, both resolutions will provide the same 257 ppi on 16-inch and 14-inch models, respectively.

A new aesthetic?

Rumors vary here. Apple has announced almost every device from iPad to iMac this year, adopting a flat-edge profile aesthetic that affects the iPhone 4. Claim shell design. And not much attention has been paid to the suggestion that MacBooks may come in bright colors in the iMac24.

Goodbye, touch bar?

I’ve never been a fan of the touch bar, especially as an alternative to the fixed function keys, so I get these good rumors about the obsolescence of the touch bar and the return of real function keys with a little chair dancing. And if they turn out to be liars, they will be very disappointed. Also, since mini LEDs typically generate more heat than other backlights, Apple may be able to do so with less need for heat dissipation near displays.

Return to old favorite?

Apple had snatched away its MacBook Pro connector, which many people relied on, including an HDMI connection, an SD card slot and a MagSafe connector (not to be confused with the iPhone’s MagSafe charger). Some rumors indicate that we are retrieving them with another pair of USB4 / Thunderbolt ports. Some news has also hinted at the return of MegSafe Connection, but it is also possible that they are confusing them with rumors about a newer version of the latest version. Filing with the Federal Communications Commission for the Mag Safe Charger for the iPhone..

A 1080p webcam, but still no face recognition?

Since Apple first introduced an upgraded 1080p webcam with a 27-inch iMac (and a closed iMac Pro), then with a 24-inch iMac, it makes sense to integrate one into the MacBook Pro. As is widely rumored, As it is probably used for video conferencing more than many of its other systems. But while Touch ID is likely to remain, there has been no welcome word about the much-requested Fee ID (or 5G) since we heard in January that it would not be included.

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