APPLE may be working on a top-secret new laptop – and it could be just days away.
A hi-tech new MacBook Pro 2021 edition is heavily rumoured to launch very soon.
What is the MacBook Pro 2021?
Apple MacBooks are some of the world’s best laptops, comfortably rivalling Windows for power and ease of use.
And the MacBook Pro is the top-end of Apple’s laptop line-up.
Apple hasn’t confirmed any plans to launch a new version of the MacBook Pro.
But many leakers – including Bloomberg’s very reliable Mark Gurman – suggest one is on the way.
One of the biggest improvements is expected to be the M1X chip.
Apple recently started making its own M1 chips for MacBooks (and the iPad Pro).
They’ve been a phenomenal success, offering blistering performance – with gadget reviewers generally very impressed.
The M1X is expected to be an even more powerful version of this chip that will give the MacBook Pro the edge over its cheaper siblings.
We’re also expecting a Mini LED screen that will make for better visuals overall.
Part of the problem with this method is that it doesn’t give the TV very much control over some of the finer aspects of video – like the highs and lows of brightness and contrast.
One way to solve this is to make the LEDs smaller, so you can fit more in.
A bit like cramming more pixels into a TV lets you offer more detail, the same is true of LEDs.
So a Mini LED TV is one where the LEDs are much smaller, with many more of them making up the screen.
That way, the TV can provide more detailed lighting in very specific areas of the screen.
The end result is that you get a more accurate representation of the original video.
We’ve also heard rumours of a redesigned MacBook Pro body, where the display runs edge-to-edge.
And it’s looking increasingly likely that Apple’s controversial OLED Touch Bar (a thin screen that runs across the top of the keyboard with virtual buttons) will be replaced with physical keys.
However, nothing is certain – even whether the new MacBook Pro actually exists.
MacBook Pro 2021 release date – when is it out?
The problem is we just don’t know when the new MacBook Pro will be out.
Plenty of rumours have hinted at it launching in 2021.
But that doesn’t leave much time for an Apple event.
Last year Apple held special events in September, October and November.
So we could still see something pre-Christmas, potentially in the next few weeks.
If an October event was to take place, we’d expect to hear about it around a week in advance.
So we’ll likely find out very soon if Apple is planning something big.
Once the product is official, it’s likely we’d see a retail launch shortly after.
Expect the new MacBook Pro release date to fall around 10 days after the announcement.
Of course, it’s impossible to say what Apple will do with any certainty – so don’t hold your breath.
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