San Francisco: Apple is reportedly planning to hold a Mac-focused event next month where the tech giant may launch a brand new MacBook Pro with the faster “M1X” Apple silicon chip and an updated design.
In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Mark Gurman said that Apple may announce the M1X-powered MacBook Pro soon, reports MacRumors.
The new chip is also expected to make its way to a higher-end Mac Mini “at some point.”
According to the report, the M1X has been developed in two different variants. Both versions of the chip have a 10-core design with eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores.
According to industry sources, shipments for LEDs and related components to Apple assembly partners related to MacBook Pro models are on schedule.
Apple’s use of Mini-LED panels in its upcoming MacBook lineup will catalyze supplier investment and push the entire industry towards the adoption of display technology.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple is already “actively looking for other suppliers of key Mini-LED components”, and if its Mini-LED notebooks receive positive feedback, other Notebook manufacturers and their suppliers will inevitably be pushed to adopt the technology.
Apple is also developing a thinner and lighter version of the MacBook Air that will have thinner bezels than the current model.
Rumors suggest that it will feature a 13-inch mini-LED display, which will be an upgrade over the current MacBook Air’s display.