Report: Apple to ship next-generation MacBook Pro models in Q3 2021
After well-known leaker Jon Prosser and Wedbush analysts claimed that Apple would announce next-generation MacBook Pros at WWDC21, DigiTimes' industry experts still believe that Apple's supply chain is currently preparing to deliver new models. According to the website, new MacBook Pro models will begin shipping in Q3 2021, so between next month and the autumn.
Coincidentally, DigiTimes' claim matches one made by Mark Gurman, who stated that Apple would reveal new MacBook Pros as soon as the summer. However, it is unclear if DigiTimes means that supply chain partners will begin shipping new MacBook Pros to Apple in Q3 2021, or Apple will start sending new laptops to consumers during that period.
Incidentally, hardly any time has passed since DigiTimes claimed that Apple would not start volume production of new MacBook Pros for at least three months. Gurman is sticking to his line though, and now states that he 'only heard as early as summer, which starts in two weeks'. Regardless of release dates, Apple is expected to reveal new MacBook Pros in two sizes with more powerful in-house SoCs. These new MacBook Pros are believed to feature a revised design too that includes more ports than Apple's current models.