Mini-LED Shortages Reportedly Delayed Production of Redesigned MacBook Pro Models
A shortage of mini-LED components has reportedly been the cause of delays to the production of the redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, according to a published report today by DigiTimes.
Yesterday, DigiTimes provided a snippet of today's reporting outlining that shipments of the redesigned Apple silicon MacBook Pros are forecasted to begin in the third quarter of the year. According to the full report published today, Apple had planned to produce these new MacBook Pros in the second quarter of 2021, but a shortage of mini-LED display components forced it to push it into the next quarter.
The sources revealed that Apple originally planned to mass-produce the two notebooks in the second quarter, but has pushed the schedule back due to the weaker-than-expected yield rates for miniLED modules.
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The redesigned MacBook Pros are expected to come in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes and will feature an Apple silicon chip with improved performance and energy efficiency over the M1, announced this past November. They'll also feature updated designs, including removing the Touch Bar, more squared-off edges, and a mini-LED display which recently launched in the M1 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
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so he has an excuse "SEE I WAS RIGHT, IT WAS JUST DELAYED".
funny how that works.
Slow news day macrumors? ?
Yes Gurman said we should expect new MBP’s ‘as early as this summer’ but that is a clever choice of words, he is highly likely unsure, otherwise he would say new MacBook Pro’s are planned for a summer launch or something to that effect.
I fully expect an M1X unveiling towards the end of the year announcing new MacBook Pro’s, iMac Pro and High end Mac Mini, these new MBP’s haven’t even been reported to have entered mass production yet which is normally about 6-8 weeks before launch, this already takes us to late July early August.
If no reports of them entering mass production by the end of this month I think it’s safe to say it’s a fall release.
Like, leaks regarding the specs/chips are usually correct, but rarely have they gotten the design right. Renders of the new iMac were horribly off and everyone expected a major redesign with the 2019 16" MacBook Pro too. Hell I don't think anyone even expected the M1 Mac mini.
Obviously I got nothing to base this on other than pure gut feeling, but honestly, anyone's guess here is as good as most of the "leakers" until we actually see the dang thing.
My only possible defense for the Touch Bar is that they implemented it into iPadOS' Sidecar feature. All these things are planned years in advance, so I wouldn't understand why they'd bring back attention to it if they were planning on deprecating it.