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Rumored mini-LED MacBook Pro may ship as late as 2022

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What you need to know

  • A new report says Apple's rumored MacBook Pro models might not ship until much later this year.
  • Apple could announce its new MacBook Pro models anytime, including at WWDC.
  • Digitimes reports that volume production of the 14-inch model is likely to start in the final quarter of the year, with the 16-inch to follow in 2022.

A new report from Digitimes says that Apple's rumored mini-LED MacBook Pro models might not ship until late this year or even 2022.

The paywalled Digitimes report via MacRumors says:

Apple plans to release two miniLED-backlit MacBook Pro products - a 14-inch and a 16-inch - in the second half of 2021, noted the sources.Judging from the supply of miniLED backlighting applications, volume production of the 14-inch MacBook Pro is likely to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021, and the 16-inch model will start in the first quarter of 2022, said the sources.

Multiple reports now seem to indicate Apple may announce the new MacBook Pro well in advance of a physical release date of the device, as it has done with other products previously. It is rumored the new MacBook Pro will be available in two new sizes, including a new 14-inch model. It will also reportedly feature a mini-LED display and a new version of Apple silicon with a 10-core chip that could support up to 64GB of RAM and 32 graphics cores.

The report also confirms a new supplier, Osram Opto Semiconductors will become a new Apple supplier to help deliver the new mini-LED display. Apple recently delivered the technology in its new iPad Pro 2021, one of the best iPads in recent years.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.