Apple should launch its widely expected mini-LED MacBook Pro models sporting 14 and 16-inch displays and other perks sometime between September and November of 2021.
Having refreshed the iMac all-in-one desktop with a new design and the M1 chip, Apple is now expected to release new 14 and 16-inch versions of its MacBook Pro notebook featuring not only Apple silicon but also mini-LED display technology which debuted on the new iPad Pro.
The next flagship 12.9-inch iPad Pro could be in short supply when it drops later this month as Apple's suppliers are reportedly facing production issues with the new mini-LED displays.
The third-generation regular AirPods are apparently “ready to ship” and will launch probably later this month. And when they arrive, the second-generation model will be discontinued.
Apple's upcoming refresh to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro may not include significant visual changes, but it should file as the company's first device to incorporate a mini-LED backlight system that's said to deliver many benefits of OLED technology, but with much less burn-in. To accommodate the new backlighting module, however, the tablet needs to become thicker.
A new supply chain report has confirmed an earlier prediction that the MacBook Air, Apple's most popular notebook, will be adopting mini-LED display technology in 2022.
A new report from Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes has reaffirmed a belief held by reputable analysts and watchers that the next iPad Pro with mini-LED backlight technology is slated to arrive sometime in the first quarter of 2021, most likely in the spring.
Apple is predicted to release a pair of new MacBook Pro notebooks in 2021 featuring an overhauled appearance, with a more affordable MacBook Air model to follow in 2022. All models are expected to use Apple's own chips and the rumored mini-LED backlighting tech.
The flagship 12.9-inch iPad Pro model outfitted with Apple's new display backlighting technology, dubbed mini-LED, is apparently coming early next year rather than in the fourth quarter of 2020, as analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed recently.
Apple's been working with suppliers on mini-LED display backlighting for years, and the next iPad Pro is now predicted to be its first product to adopt the emerging tech.
For years now Apple has been rumored to have been working with its network of Asian suppliers on the commercialization of mini-LED display technology, and now it seems the company may have already found a way to boost production.
Later this year, Apple was supposed to release products that use tens of thousands of mini-LED backlights instead of LED backlighting, providing local dimming for deeper blacks, richer color and sharper image. However, the coronavirus situation appears to have spoiled those plans and prompted the iPhone maker to push back its mini-LED product roadmap to 2021.