14-Inch MacBook Pro With Mini-LED Display Expected to Enter Production in 2021

Apple suppliers will begin competing to win manufacturing orders for new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Mini-LED displays in the first quarter of 2021, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce.


Rumors of a 14-inch MacBook Pro have surfaced since Apple replaced the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a new 16-inch model last year. 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 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, so reports are beginning to align.

Mini-LED displays offer many of the same benefits as OLED displays on the latest iPhones, including high brightness and high contrast ratio. The panels could also allow for thinner and lighter product designs.

As part of WWDC last month, Apple announced that it will be switching to its own custom-designed processors for Macs starting later this year, and it expects the transition to be completed in around two years. Given this timeframe, it is certainly possible that these 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will be powered by Apple Silicon.

TrendForce also expects Apple to release a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with a Mini-LED display in the first quarter of 2021, in line with recent rumors. The research firm expects the device to have a 5nm-based A14X chip. As with iPhone 12 models, the next iPad Pro models are also expected to feature 5G connectivity.

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16 weeks ago
Please add Face ID as well. that would be great. oh forgot. for god sakes. put in a decent 1080p webcam!
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16 weeks ago
In for one... without hesitation. Perfect size, perfect chip, perfect screen. Now... add [S]LTE[/S] 5G!

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16 weeks ago


Please add Face ID as well. that would be great. oh forgot. for god sakes. put in a decent 1080p webcam!

Face ID is the last thing I want on a laptop. I keep my camera covered 99% of the time for privacy issues (and required my by employer).
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16 weeks ago
That 14" looks like to be the next computer i will buy. It as to have arm. I do not care that much about cpu power as i am sure it will have enough for me but i hope the graphics will be a step up from Intel's integrated.
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16 weeks ago
First quarter as in March 2021 ? Yeah, I will definitely upgrade to the 16" MBP Apple Silicon when its released.
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16 weeks ago


Apple, masters of vapourware.

A vapourware is when you announce something and never deliver it. Apple hasn't announced anything yet, so they can't be "Masters of vapourware".
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