Mike Rumor There are reports today that Apple is preparing to announce a redesigned MacBook Pro notebook computer in the third quarter of 21, equipped with a new Apple Silicon System-on-Chip (SoC) and Mini LED display. According to reports, the stable supply of Mini LED backlight displays is investing up to US$200 million in surface mount technology equipment for one of its partners. Since this is just a rumor, please be cautious with the news.
Apple’s upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro will be MBP’s most important transformation in years, as they are expected to adopt new designs, more ports (including HDMI and SD card slots), and abandon the controversial Touch Bar, MagSafe power connector, and introduced a new display with Mini LED backlight. It is said that they are also supported by Apple’s new “M2” SoC, which provides higher performance. These new systems may appear sometime in the third quarter (from July 1 to September 30). Digital age.
Perhaps the biggest improvement in Apple’s new MacBook Pro notebooks is the Mini LED-based display (at least on some SKUs), which will provide higher brightness and higher contrast. Recently, Apple started to provide Mini LED displays on its 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which has led to an increase in demand, but there is a shortage of this iPad model.
According to reports, in order to ensure that it can meet the demand for the new MacBook Pro notebook computers, Apple will spend US$200 million to purchase additional surface mount technology (SMT) equipment for its partner Taiwan’s surface mount technology. The additional equipment will enable TSMT to produce an additional 700,000 ~ 800,000 Mini LED components for MBP each month.
So far, Apple has not officially confirmed that it has invested $200 million in one of its partners.
Apple usually does not make a major announcement before the launch of the new iPhone in September, so if the new MacBook Pro is scheduled to be launched in the third quarter, it will be released later this quarter. Since Apple usually does not start shipping its latest products immediately after the official release, we expect the new MBP to be available later this year.