News for Apple MacBook Pro 2021 Edition: According to Taiwanese media “Digitimes“, Gadget Pixels, February 26, quoted industry insiders as saying that Apple plans to have a new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with a mini-LED backlight display in the second half of this year. The model has to be launched. According to reports, Rui Optoelectronics will become the exclusive supplier of mini-LED backlight units, and Quanta Computer is said to be responsible for the final assembly of the new notebook.
The report is in line with information shared by famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. It is to be expected. That the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will be launched in the second half of this year. Including a bright mini-LED display, Apple silicon chips, new flat-side design on top and bottom, HDMI interface and SD card reader, classic MagSafe magnetic power cord, and physical function keys replacing the touch bar.
Gadget Pixels found that Mark Gurman of Bloomberg also mentioned many of these details. He was the first to report that the SD card reader would return to the MacBook Pro.
The way the 16-inch MacBook Pro replaced the 15-inch MacBook Pro in 2019. In the same way 14-inch models are likely to replace Apple’s current Intel-based 13-inch MacBook Pro. The narrow bezel around the display makes the 14-inch MacBook Pro more efficient. The volume is only slightly larger than the 13-inch model.
If these rumors could be true, it would be a major improvement of the MacBook Pro, and many fan favorite features would return. Given the excellent performance of the M1 chip in low-end machines such as the MacBook Air and the basic 13 inch MacBook Pro, there are many expectations around the next generation of Apple chips.
Since 2016, the MacBook Pro has been equipped with only a Thunderbolt port and a headphone jack. Which forces users to purchase an HDMI port, SD card reader, USB-A port, and other things available on older MacBook processors. Connection function. Apple describes its “thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro in history”. But this decision has been criticized by many users.
It is unclear when Apple will release the new MacBook Pro model. The “second half of 2021” timetable may refer to September, October or November. But the new MacBook Pro models may also be out in June. It was released on WWDC and then shipped in July. Which comes in the second half of the year. The time frame given by Ming-Chi Guo is very wide, and it is still impossible to determine the exact time in the market.
In addition, Apple is also rumored to be planning a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro equipped with a mini-LED display in the first half of 2021. There are such reports. That the device may be released in early March.