Rumors keep pouring in from Apple’s supply chain. In this case, it is DigiTimes who informs us of the expected arrival dates for the Mini-LED screens to the Mac. According to the publication, it will be this year that we will see the first screen, although we will have to wait for the following year to reach more computers in the range.
MacBook Pro this year and MacBook Air in 2022
Ming-Chi Kuo predicted just over a month ago that we would see two new MacBook Pros with a new form factor and miniLED display. One of those computers would be the one yet to present 16-inch MacBook Pro that in addition to the new screen technology would mount an M1 or M1X chip inside. Now a report from Digitimes citing sources in the supply chain comes to agree with the analyst.
Apple is looking to adopt miniLED displays for its new iPads and MacBook Pros in 2021, while Samsung Electronics expects to launch a miniLED tablet and Micro-Star International (MSI) a miniLED laptop, according to supply chain sources.
Sources expect Apple’s 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros and 16-inch MacBook Pros, which will be released in 2021, to be equipped with miniLED displays, and miniLED adoption will expand to its MacBook Air products in 2022.
The information is quite clear: new 16-inch MacBook Pros this year and new MacBook Airs next year. The other MacBook Pro that Kuo talked about in his latest report could be a 14-inch MacBook Pro. This would make sense if Apple decides to bring the M1 up to the top of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which currently still uses Intel processors, and also give the design a facelift.
It is clear that Apple has prepared very interesting news for Mac computers. The arrival of the M1 is already a reason for purchase for many of us, if on top of that the computers receive miniLED screen and a redesign, we are facing a winning combination. TrentForce’s approach to M1 market share may even fall short.