Kuo: Redesigned 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Still on Track for Mass Production in Third Quarter

Apple is still on track to begin mass production of the upcoming redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with mini-LED displays in the third quarter of this year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a note obtained by MacRumors.

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Several reports have pinned the third quarter of the year as a timeframe for when Apple could release the new MacBook Pros. DigiTimes had previously pinned the late portion of the quarter as a launch timeframe, likely referencing a September launch alongside the new iPhones.

Although, while mass production may begin in the third quarter, according to Kuo, which runs from July to September, Apple may decide to hold a separate event for the Mac in October or November, rather than tying the new MacBook Pros with the release of new iPhone and Apple Watch models.

Additionally, due to continued shortages and struggles with the production of mini-LED displays, Apple may announce the new MacBook Pros but not yet begin shipments until weeks later, similar to what it did for the mini-LED iPad Pro in April. Kuo has previously reported that the new MacBook Pros will feature additional ports, including HDMI and an SD-card slot, the removal of the Touch Bar, and an overall updated design with flat-edges and MagSafe.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
14 months ago
How many times we’re going to hear that?

So expected to release late November? Like every year??? ??

Eitherway we’re going to see a new MacBook Pro This year.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ivan86 Avatar
14 months ago
What I found curious is that after these rumors have been circling for what seems to be few years now, my special “MacBook Pro 14” saving account is stuck at around 30%.

Now I see that this all is related. It must be.

If you share this feeling - pm me for my Paypal. I am sure, once we get to 100% (just a few k € left to go) - Apple will anounce and release the beasts.

This is the last push that separates us all from the new toys.

Let’s stay together on this and show our dedication.

*Promise not to spend a cent from this so important for us all fund for family and kids?☺️

p.s. Sorry for getting us all into this painful loop… If only I would knew…
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
14 months ago

How come Apple didn't attempt to muzzle MCK, and if they did, how come he's still talking?
He’s an Analyst. Not a leaker.

I’m sure he owns plenty of Apple stocks. Apple is feeding him with this information so people don’t get too excited for windows 11 or buy chrome books for back to school event.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tobybrut Avatar
14 months ago
Keep in mind Kuo is not a leaker. He's a supply chain analyst who talks with the people who are manufacturing Apple products. He can't really predict release dates like leakers can, but he can see what's being manufactured and when and can then figure out a rough estimate of when things come out. Notice he didn't predict a release date. He only said that they were mass producing in the 3'rd quarter.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ekwipt Avatar
14 months ago
I’m hoping a Pro or upper tier Mac mini gets released at the same time, maybe a full pro event MacBook, Macmini and iMac Pro perhaps.

I should’ve got the Macmini when it first but now I’m too scared to!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kulfon Avatar
14 months ago
I have preordered after the June 7th prediction by Prosser
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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