There’s been a lot of chatter about Apple’s 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro models and while many expected it to be launched in the third quarter of 2021, there’s a good chance it will get delayed.
In fact, DigiTimes reports that we may not be able to get our hands on these models until early 2022 which for any MacBook Pro lover comes as a bummer.
The laptops should have gone into production in the second quarter but that looks unlikely as of now. Why? That’s because reports suggest Apple is facing a shortage of mini-LED display modules.
And due to this, production now is likely to begin only in the third quarter when the actual launch was planned.
Rumors were that Apple planned to unveil the two new MacBook models at the WWDC 21 but as we know now, nothing was said, Apple did, however, give details about iOS 15, iPad OS 15, new privacy features, iCloud+, and watchOS 8, in their grand keynote presentation (for an Apple fan, these updates are a must-read).
One of the biggest upgrades that the new models will get is the new M1 Chips as claimed by the business news site Nikkei Asia. And that doesn’t come as a surprise since Apple started mass producing these chips in early 2021 seeing the success of the older M1 chips in the previous models.
Considering the constant lockdowns that have had to be implemented due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this shortage won’t shock many. It isn’t just Apple but other brands have also faced chip shortage that is likely to continue till 2023. So if you are looking for new launches to get your next gaming or work-from-home laptop, you’ll have to wait a tad longer.