Gurman says new M1X MacBook Pro could arrive in-store in ‘the next several weeks’
Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman’s weekly Power On newsletter is out ahead of Apple’s highly anticipated “California streaming” special event on Tuesday, which is expected to see the launch of the iPhone 13, next-generation Apple Watch Series 7, new AirPods, and more.
In this weekend’s newsletter, Gurman has said Apple’s long-rumored new M1X MacBook Pro models could be available in “the next several weeks,” suggesting we could see Apple host a separate special event in October to unveil its rumored new redesigned MacBook Pro.
“M1X MacBook Pro: 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with high-end M1 chips, MagSafe magnetic charging, miniLED screens, and no Touch Bars are in the offing,” says Gurman. “After delays, look out for these to hit shelves in the next several weeks.”
As Gurman says, reports suggest the new machines will be offered in 14-inch and 16-inch screen sizes, featuring mini-LED displays that offer the same quality as OLED but with reduced power consumption. The new MacBooks are said to scrap the Touch Bar – the OLED panel at the very top of the keyboard that allows users to interact with their Mac with dynamic controls – and bring back MagSafe magnetic charging after being dropped with the release of the fourth-generation MacBook Pro in 2016.
Today’s insight follows after Gurman said he expects the new MacBook Pro models to launch before November.
The release will see Apple’s first-ever iteration of the M-series chip, which debuted last year to begin Apple’s transition away from the use of Intel processors in the Mac.
Other rumors suggest the new machines will feature new 1080p FaceTime webcams, up from the 720p cameras on the latest MacBook Pro, and that both the 14-inch and 16-inch machines will offer the same power and performance, offering no difference in capability between the two sizes.