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After months of rumors and speculation, Apple plans to announce its redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro featuring mini-LED displays, an all-new design, and a faster Apple silicon processor in September of this year, according to a report from DigiTimes.

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According to the paywalled report, which revealed that Apple is planning a significant investment in bolstering mini-LED production, Apple plans to unveil its redesigned MacBook Pros in the late portion of the third quarter of this year. The third quarter runs July through September, and Apple has typically reserved product announcements during the summer for its annual iPhone event, which traditionally occurs in September.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman recently indicated that the next few weeks will be quiet as Apple is not planning any major announcement or product reveals until the launch of its new iPhones in the fall. That reporting would corroborate DigiTimes' claim of a late third-quarter launch, likely happening in September.

DigiTimes further reports today that shipments of the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will peak in October. Shipments peaking in October makes the likelihood of a September announcement even greater, given that suppliers of mini-LED displays continue to run dry. Like the M1-powered iPad Pro launch, Apple may announce the new MacBook Pros during an event in September but not yet begin shipping the device until later the next month.

The new MacBook Pros will feature the most radical redesign to the MacBook line in recent years. The new MacBook Pros are expected to feature a flat-edged design, more ports, including HDMI and an SD-card slot reader, a faster iteration of the M1 Apple silicon chip, and brighter and more vibrant displays thanks to the inclusion of mini-LED technology.

You can learn more about everything we know about the upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro using our guide.

Article Link: DigiTimes: Apple to Announce Redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro in September
 

JPack

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It definitely makes sense to launch MacBooks with Apple Silicon along with iPhone. It didn't make sense with Intel-based MacBooks, but now it does. Same architecture with similar applications. A15 with M2. Everything in lockstep. Which is why the whole prediction about a WWDC launch was bunk.
 
It definitely makes sense to launch MacBooks with Apple Silicon along with iPhone. It didn't make sense with Intel-based MacBooks, but now it does. Same architecture with similar applications. Which is why the whole prediction about a WWDC launch was bunk.
If true. Looks like we’re going to have a 3 hour event!
 

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Digitimes still dont know if it will an Sept event, it will be for iPhones and Apple watchs
 

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It definitely makes sense to launch MacBooks with Apple Silicon along with iPhone. It didn't make sense with Intel-based MacBooks, but now it does. Same architecture with similar applications. A15 with M2. Everything in lockstep. Which is why the whole prediction about a WWDC launch was bunk.
Too many devices for that...and two, its September that means these mbp will come with Big Sur and not Monterey
Since there are digital events...for Apple its even easier to make 2 events for 2 different months
So low expectation for the same event...like low trust ratio from Digitimes...when they guess (and not copy paste others) they are wrong almost all the time
 

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Wonder if Apple ever held an event for MAC’s to be announced in September?
I dont think so...and Apple even with people attending the event, they separate the two platforms devices...Now, when its digital, its even easier for them...so below 10% that Digitimes to be right..and i dont know if apple wants to release them with Big Sur, since Monterey will come by October/November
 

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It definitely makes sense to launch MacBooks with Apple Silicon along with iPhone. It didn't make sense with Intel-based MacBooks, but now it does. Same architecture with similar applications. A15 with M2. Everything in lockstep. Which is why the whole prediction about a WWDC launch was bunk.

Why? Because it's based on Apple hardware? I think they are way too different products to be packed into the same event. Also, how long would that event be? Three hours? Thats way too long...
 
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JPack

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If true. Looks like we’re going to have a 3 hour event!

A 2 hour event ought to be enough, which is the typical length for Apple events in September.

iPhone this year is a carryover model.
Watch S7 won't offer any new sensors.
No HomePod expected.

MacBook Pro, AirPods 3, along with iPad 9th Gen/mini are the ones carrying the torch this year.
 
A 2 hour event ought to be enough, which is the typical length for Apple events in September.

iPhone this year is a carryover model.
Watch S7 won't offer any new sensors.
No HomePod expected.

MacBook Pro, AirPods 3, along with iPad 9th Gen/mini are the ones carrying the torch this year.
Very good point!
 

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Given the global situation much of the timing is out of the control of Apple (even with their supply chain power and prowess)... I'm sure they wanted to catch the post-Covid back-to-school wave (though the Mx Pros will still be a blowout)...

So shoot for the holiday season (likely with tight supplies)... I'm guessing late Oct to mid Nov (with Monterey) with shipping in December in order to get the new MBPs under the tree.

Yes, that's Q4, but I don't hold much regard for Digitimes' dart throwing (though mine isn't any better).

I think the new MBPs will be awesome machines... but they won't be "mind blowing"... will feel like a solid generational upgrade to the current Intel MBPs vs. "this changes everything"
 

JPack

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Why? Because it's based on Apple hardware? I think they are way to different products to be packed into the same event. Also, how long would that event be? Three hours? Thats way too long...

Not just hardware, but software. WWDC already shows how Apple blurs the lines between Mac, iPhone, and iPad with features like Universal Control.
 

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Odd timing for a Mac event which would usually be in October, but then again Gurman has been saying Macs would launch “in Summer” (not: at WWDC) and his comments are as close to official expectation management as it gets to Apple leaks.
 

JPack

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Odd timing for a Mac event which would usually be in October, but then again Gurman has been saying Macs would launch “in Summer” (not: at WWDC) and his comments are as close to official expectation management as it gets to Apple leaks.

Gurman's exact words were "as soon as early this summer." He hasn't said a single thing about mini LED, so it's clear his sources aren't perfect.
 

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It definitely makes sense to launch MacBooks with Apple Silicon along with iPhone. It didn't make sense with Intel-based MacBooks, but now it does. Same architecture with similar applications. A15 with M2. Everything in lockstep. Which is why the whole prediction about a WWDC launch was bunk.
Don’t agree, the M2 replaces the M1 as the low end chip with the latest cores, we might skip the M1X and have the M2 and M2X release at the same time in October.
 

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A 2 hour event ought to be enough, which is the typical length for Apple events in September.

iPhone this year is a carryover model.
Watch S7 won't offer any new sensors.
No HomePod expected.

MacBook Pro, AirPods 3, along with iPad 9th Gen/mini are the ones carrying the torch this year.
Stop dreaming...its a nice dream. Apple want global focus for 4 months instead of 2 months
Too many products in just one event and after that they go silent in the night until next year?!
 
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