Apple plans to announce its long-running 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with WWDC’s Apple Silicon, which will take place in less than five days, said Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives.
Usually expected to announce new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, Apple is planning “a few surprises”, including the announcement of the new MacBook Pro.
An analyst who has predicted reports of past events say Apple’s M1 silicone chip will power the new MacBook Pros; however, this is unlikely to be the case.
The upcoming MacBook Pros, already rumored to include several new changes, such as removing the touch strip, flatter edge design, restoring the HDMI port, SD card slot, and MagSafe magnetic charging are likely to include a stronger iteration of chip M1 or even maybe M2.
Apple announced the M1 chip last November, and since its initial debut in the lower MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, the chip has expanded to include a new 24-inch iMac and iPad Pro.
A trusted Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, believes the new MacBook Pros could be announced in early summer and will be Apple’s highest-quality silicon Mac to date.
Apple officially announced its move to WWDC’s own silicon last year, saying it would take a total of two years.
Apple insider Jon Prosser also believes that the new MacBook Pros, likely the new 14-inch and updated 16-inch models, will be unveiled at the WWDC.
In his note, Ives also reiterated earlier reports, including Wedbus’ belief that the upcoming iPhone 13 line will have 1TB capacity options twice the current 512GB.
In addition, the analyst also confirmed the belief that Apple plans to announce its AR glasses, called “Apple Glasses” at WWDC in 2022, followed by Apple Car in 2024.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro from 2021 seems to be the most significant upgrade in recent years.
Not only is it expected to seriously increase speed, but new reports suggest that Apple will bring back several advantages that made the 2015 model one of the best MacBooks ever.
The features will not be in retro shape. We just learned that Apple is probably bringing the biggest update to the MacBook Pro screen from the Retina 2012 screen.
Apple is expected to make the new MacBook Pro in two sizes: an improved 16-inch MacBook Pro and a new 14-inch design.
Since the first ARM-based Apple Silicon processor is called the M1, Apple is expected to call the next version of this chip the M1X or M2 – or use both names.
We saw that Apple gives the M1X a 14-inch MacBook Pro and probably a faster M2 16-inch MacBook Pro.
How will these chips differ from M1?
The report reveals that Apple is planning a 20-core Apple Silicon processor for its Mac from 2021. This is a significant upgrade from the current 8-core (4 high performance, 4 high efficiency) chips.
The 20-core model will have up to 16 high-performance cores, although Apple says it is testing versions with only 8 or 12 high-performance cores activated.
The decision to deactivate the cores will depend on any problems found during production. It looks like the MacBook Pro is 2021 and the end of Intel inside the MacBook Pro.
Although this can be assumed while the Mac is currently moving to Apple Silicon, we can quote Ku’s recent report, in which he noted that “there is no option for an Intel processor for new models.” has reserved the production of a new M2 chip designed for use by the next generation MacBook.
The use of a 4-nanometer technological unit is envisaged, which in turn promises greater improvements in performance, but not at the expense of energy efficiency.
This chip could be the aforementioned 20-core version or something completely different.
Display on the MacBook Pro 14-inch
Yes, this model is probably marking the end of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, as Kuo and Gourmet only consider the planning of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros for 2021.
It is unclear whether Apple will change the chassis of the smaller MacBook Pro to fit this larger screen or adjust the frames for more screen space.
Gourmet reports that the latest plan is for the MacBook Air in 2021. Recent reports indicate that Apple will switch from LCD to Mini-LED, which will improve brightness among other aspects.
We also expect “brighter panels with higher contrast”. No report mentions the names of the MacBook Pro’s mini LEDs, but it goes from the current LCD panel to the mini LEDs on how Apple will achieve brightness and contrast.
MacBook Pro 14-inch Rumoured Price 2021
All this depends on whether last year’s $ 1,299 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 will stick. If this is the case, the 14-inch MacBook Pro would probably start at about $ 200 to $ 300 more.
But if the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro disappears, we expect Apple to keep $ 1,299.
However, a new 14-inch screen could give Apple an excuse for a mild hike in price.