California: Apple is likely to launch its new range of new MacBook Pro models earlier rather than later this year, claims a leak saying that the latter is actually a more realistic proposition.
An authentic Apple leaker who has previously made many accurate claims, Dylandkt, tweeted that the much-rumored new MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch won’t arrive until Q4, although they might just make it for the first month of that quarter, October.
The leaker further said that these two macs will be revealed alongside a Mac mini, and all of these machines will contain the supposed successor to Apple’s M1, the M1X chip. However, upon being asked about whether there might be an iMac Pro also coming, Dylandkt doesn’t believe this is the case.
Macbook Pro 14 and 16 are definitely coming Q4 of 2021. Either late October or early November.
— Dylan (@dylandkt) June 17, 2021
Notably, Dylandkt had said in the past that the M1X would grace a new ‘higher-end Mac mini’ and a higher-end iMac, too, but it seems the leaker has changed his mind on the latter score.
Meanwhile, there has been a lot of buzz on the rumor mill of late about the new MacBook Pro models potentially turning up very soon indeed. We’ve heard that these overhauled laptops, or at least one of them, could emerge in early August, possibly sporting that rumored mini-LED display. While, another leaker expects these mean machines to debut in the summer with a chip that has more cores (some 10-cores in fact, compared to 8-cores in the current M1 – although Gurman didn’t actually name this new silicon as the M1X).
Plus some clues from WWDC 2021, where there was no sign of any MacBook Pro, also suggest that it (or they) could be coming soon enough.
However, as per Dylandkt’s current prediction there’s a chance these MacBook Pros could be postponed until 2022.