14-Inch MacBook Pro Now Rumored to Launch in 2021

Ever since Apple discontinued the 15-inch MacBook Pro in favor of a new 16-inch model with slimmer bezels last year, the natural assumption has been that a 14-inch MacBook Pro will eventually replace the 13-inch model.

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Apple ended up sticking with the same size display when it refreshed the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Magic Keyboard and faster processor options earlier this month, but a 14-inch model might still be on the table, with the anonymously-run Twitter account "L0vetodream" today hinting at a 2021 release. No further details were provided.


The same Twitter account accurately revealed several details about the new iPhone SE before anyone else, including that the device would launch in the second week of April and come in three storage capacities. Likewise, the account accurately claimed that new iPad Pro models would launch in the third week of March.

Given that the 13-inch MacBook Pro is typically only updated once per year, a 2021 release would hardly be a surprise at this point, but it is noteworthy that Apple apparently still has a 14-inch model on its roadmap.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously said that Apple plans to release at least six Mini-LED products by the end of 2021, including both 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. All together, these rumors could suggest that a 14-inch MacBook Pro with Mini-LED backlighting will be released at some point next year.

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Top Rated Comments

JamieLannister Avatar
26 months ago
Apple, please give this 14” an AMD processor.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Trhodezy Avatar
26 months ago
Can confirm ARM announcement at WWDC. Look at the invite.

Pink haired girl.
Red hat guy.
Ginger guy.

Two alternative colour shades of the above?

Amaranth
Red
Marmalade

You are welcome. ;-)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zdigital2015 Avatar
26 months ago
Arm-based, not Intel. New CPU means new form factor to entice new users.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
otternonsense Avatar
26 months ago
Take your time Apple. It's not like anyone's expecting you to innovate on your Mac line a little :rolleyes:
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
drsox Avatar
26 months ago

Still waiting for an upgrade to my 12" retina Macbook. The line hasn't been updated for three years now and once you go fanless and ultra slim there is no way back to a fat old laptop with a spinning fan...

I've noted that the 12" models were criticised for having slow CPU:s and while it was a fair point for the 2015 models, my 12" i7 from 2019 is as fast as the two year newer (mid 2019) Macbook air base model. Only a couple of %-point difference in Geekbench.

Holding my thumbs for new fanless Macbooks with ARM next year...
I'll bet the 12in Macbook was a manufacturing trial run at making the form factor for an ARM offering.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
malko Avatar
26 months ago
Still waiting for an upgrade to my 12" retina Macbook. The line hasn't been updated for three years now and once you go fanless and ultra slim there is no way back to a fat old laptop with a spinning fan...

I've noted that the 12" models were criticised for having slow CPU:s and while it was a fair point for the 2015 models, my 12" i7 from 2019 is as fast as the two year newer (mid 2019) Macbook air base model. Only a couple of %-point difference in Geekbench.

Holding my thumbs for new fanless Macbooks with ARM next year...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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