Apple’s rumored MacBooks with mini-LED displays may be delayed until 2022

Back at its Spring Loaded event, Apple introduced the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a mini-LED display. And word on the street is that it’s just the beginning of the display transition, with the MacBook lineup next in line.

DigiTimes has a preview of an upcoming report hinting that Apple’s plans may be a bit delayed, though. According to the information at hand at time of publication, Apple may need to delay its plans a bit, after initially expecting to launch MacBook models with mini-LED displays before the end of 2021.

As is par for the course, there isn’t much to go on here. Yet, anyway. The report indicates that unnamed “industry sources” say that Apple’s now planning to launch its new MacBook models sometime in 2022. The postponement is unexpected, but not impossible by any means.

And that’s all there is to go on so far. The publication will publish a more detailed report later this week, in which case we will update this post accordingly.

It’s not completely out of nowhere, though. Earlier this year, Nikkei reported that Apple’s plans to ship mini-LED-equipped MacBook models had been delayed a bit. Apple reportedly planned to enter mass production of the models by June, with a planned release in the fall. But that report indicated the delay hit mass production, and that could indeed be tied to this latest report.

So we might be waiting a bit longer to see new MacBook models, especially ones equipped with a mini-LED display. If Apple does announce these products, are you planning to make the upgrade?