Apple’s next-generation MacBook Pro models with new mini-LED displays could be delayed as a result of ongoing chip shortages, according to a new report. We could be waiting until as late as November for their arrival.
The next MacBook Pro refresh is expected to be a big one, with recent rumors promising slimmer designs and even faster Apple Silicon chipsets, dubbed “M1X,” that offer up to 32 cores for processing and graphics.
The machines are also said to come with the same mini-LED display technology recently brought to iPad Pro in 14- and 16-inch size options, replacing the existing 13- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.
Apple had planned to unveil the refresh sometime this month, recent reports claimed. But you may have longer to save up for your upgrade.
Mini-LED MacBook Pro refresh delayed
“The ongoing chip shortages that are in varying degrees may cause the launch of Apple’s upcoming miniLED-backlit MacBook Pros to be scheduled in October or even November,” claims Digitimes, citing industry sources.
Reports have also warned that Apple Watch Series 7 will be late due to manufacturing complications surrounding its new design. However, it’s thought mass production could start just two weeks later than normal.
It is believed Apple will host a number of events to unveil new products this fall. In addition to the new MacBook Pro and Apple Watch Series 7, we should see iPhone 13, and third-generation AirPods inspired by AirPods Pro.