The MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 with Mini LED displays and Apple M1X SoCs may arrive in September
DigiTimes has clarified when Apple plans to release its next-generation MacBook Pros. According to previous reports, Apple will announce a revised MacBook Pro 16 first alongside a new MacBook Pro 14, before moving on to redesigning the MacBook Pro 13. All models are expected to feature an Apple M1X SoC, details of which Mark Gurman has published in May.
According to DigiTimes, Apple will unveil the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 in September, but there is no date yet on the MacBook Pro 13's arrival. Nonetheless, a September announcement correlates with Gurman's claim that Apple would launch the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 during summer 2021. This year, summer ends on September 22, for reference.
Additionally, DigiTimes claims that Apple has invested US$200 million in building four more production lines that will focus on manufacturing new MacBook Pro models. Apparently, the investment will increase Apple's MacBook Pro production capacity by 700,000 or 800,000 units per month.
Moreover, DigiTimes alleges that Apple has expanded its Mini LED supply chain with another two partners. The additions will provide Apple with more Mini LED panels for its upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch models, along with the iPad Pro 12.9 (2021). Incidentally, Economic Daily News alleges that Apple has stepped up M1X production for this quarter.