One of the most exciting rumors on WWDC 2021 was that Apple would unveil 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops during the keynote. Although we were getting mixed messages from reports preceding the keynote. Some saying the redesigned MacBook Pro models would be unveiled during the press conference, while others claimed the new Pros models would launch later than expected. Everyone is waiting for the upcoming apple m1x MacBook Pro model which might comes with the 16-inch big screen size for those who wants extra space on their screen.
MacBook fans know by now that the highly anticipated MacBook Pro redesign was not shown during Apple’s big presentation on Monday. But newly found evidence suggests that Apple might have originally planned to unveil an M1X MacBook Pro during the keynote. Shortages of a key MacBook component might be the reason why Apple changed its mind.
Redesigned MacBook Pros were rumoured to be in the works since last month. According to a report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro would arrive first, followed by a new MacBook Air, low-end MacBook Pro and a new Mac Pro.
Gurman’s report also made mention of new ARM processors – code named Jade C-Chop and Jade C-Die. These could well be the working names for the alleged M1X. They said it has eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores. Also with both 16 or 32 graphics options, according to Gurman.
Apple has not issued a formal comment regarding the alleged M1X chip or redesigned MacBook Pro computers.
Apple ‘M1X MacBook Pro’ and ‘M1X’ Chip in YouTube Tags On WWDC Video
Since Apple did not announce the new redesigned MacBook Pro models, Apple did use the tags in its WWDC video on YouTube. The tags were first spotted by the Apple YouTuber Max Balzer on Twitter. The new tags are among other tags that are part of the WWDC video on YouTube, like iOS 15, iOS, Developers, WWDC 2021, and many more.
While Apple’s tags are not indicating the time frame when Apple will release its redesigned MacBook Pro models, it does point that the chip could potentially be called the “M1X”. The company could also be taking advantage of the hype created by rumors. The final word rests with Apple, and the company could potentially announce the MacBook Pro later this year or early next year.
Apple has also released iOS 15 beta 1 to developers which is much faster in speed compared to current iOS 14. What are your thoughts on the upcoming MacBook Pro redesign? Let us know in the comments.
A possible 2022 M1x release and price
MacRumors provided snippets of the report, which reads “Apple is expected to roll out two new MacBook Pro models later in 2021, with shipments slated to kick off in the third quarter, according to industry sources”.
If these shipments do only refer to components, then there’s a real chance we might not see the updated MacBook Pro models available to buy until 2022. All things considered, though, it might be well worth the wait.
There are numerous predictions that the new MacBook Pro models will be powered by a more powerful sequel to the popular M1 SoC (system-on-a-chip). This anticipated upgrade, currently being dubbed the M1X or M2 chip, makes sense given the full updated Mac line and even the latest iPad Pro 12.9 2021 uses the existing M1 hardware.
We are expecting the new MacBook Pro could have been delayed due to the production of this new SoC given the ongoing global shortage of silicon. Let’s see when an official announcement is made. We are expecting the price will be more expensive than the previous MacBook Models. Let us know what do you think in the comment below.