DigiTimes claims Apple will launch mini-LED Macs soon
Yet another big year
The report makes the following claims concerning Apple’s product introduction plans in 2021:
- 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros will be equipped with mini-LED starting in 2021.
- 16-inch MacBook Pro to gain mini-LED in 2021.
- MacBook Air to gain this in 2022.
What else is coming?
We’re also currently expecting the following from Macs:
- 14-inch MacBook Pro with new design in Q2 or Q3, also with mini-LED.
- New redesigned iMac in Q2.
Boosted by interest in M-series Macs, there’s expectation Apple will scoop up sales by adding advanced features across its range. Enabled in part by the lower cost of Apple’s own processors, savings from which can enable inclusion of advanced technologies such as micro-LED at a lower price.
It is thought that Apple’s own chips cost several hundred dollars less than those it has been sourcing from Intel. Accompanied by the high performance of these processors, interest in Macs should be high.
It’s also worth noting that with a spike in Chromebook sales as people sought to equip themselves for home working during the pandemic, it’s more than likely Apple’s own devices will become tempting replacements for those Chrome devices as people begin to recognise the many limitations of that platform.
After all, the M1-powered MacBook Pro is 3x faster than the best Windows notebook “in its class”, while the Mac mini is 10x faster than the top-selling PC desktop in its class. Which has to be a tempting proposition as remote working remains a fact of life for most of the year.
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