Last week, the M1X MacBook Pro lineup reportedly entered mass production, which means Apple will soon make it official. The question arises when customers can purchase the newly redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch portable Macs. The answer is November.
In other news, Apple will conduct an event in September for the iPhone 13 and other products, Mark Gurman from Bloomberg expects the M1X MacBook Pro models to arrive later this year. Previously, A tipster stated that both the redesigned MacBook Pro models and M1X Mac mini will be announced in late October or early November. Let’s say Apple releases its machines earlier, then Gurman’s November expectation might be due to component shortages.
Everyone knows that Apple’s supply chain is suffering from shortage problems while Apple is tackling them by adding Luxshare Precision as a mini-LED supplier. Reportedly, TSMC has prioritized Apple for chip orders due to the ongoing shortage. However, it is not possible to predict if the M1X MacBook Pro will also suffer from shortage after its official arrival in the market.
These M1X MacBook Pro models are expected to receive their first redesign since 2016. The redesign will include flat edges, just like the iPhone 12. It is expected that Apple will provide a variety of ports which will include the return of MagSafe, adding HDMI, and a UHS-II SD card reader.
As expected, the M1X chipset will be even more powerful than the M1. It will feature a 10-core CPU, with the option to choose between a 16, or 32-core GPU. There is no information on pricing yet.