Its confirmed that While Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 on Tuesday, it has additional announcements in store for later this fall. Perhaps most notably, this includes the long-awaited 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros powered by the M1X processor. A new report today indicates those machines could be available in “the next several weeks.” Breaking: M1X MacBook Pros to hit the Market soon
After the event was announced, a few readers asked us when to expect orders to begin for the new MacBook Pro models, should they be announced.
While nothing is for certain until Apple says so, almost all new Macs announced at an Apple Event over the last five years were made available to order on the same day of the event. The only exception was the 24-inch iMac earlier this year.
We left the iMac Pro and the latest Mac Pro out of the list because these machines were previewed during WWDC keynotes many months before they were ready to launch.
- 2016: The first MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar were announced at an Apple Event on Thursday, October 27, 2016 and became available to order on the same day. Shipments began in 2-3 weeks, with customers beginning to receive their orders around Monday, November 14.
- 2017: New MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iMac models were announced at WWDC on Monday, June 5, 2017. All of the new Macs became available to order on the same day and began arriving to customers on Wednesday, June 7.
- 2018: New MacBook Air and Mac mini models were announced at an Apple Event on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Both new Macs became available to order on the same day and began arriving to customers on Wednesday, November 7.
- 2020: The first Macs with the M1 chip, including the MacBook Air, lower-end 13-inch MacBook Pro, and lower-end Mac mini, were announced at an Apple Event on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. All of the new Macs became available to order on the same day and began arriving to customers on Tuesday, November 17.
- 2021: The colorful new 24-inch iMac with the M1 chip was announced at an Apple Event on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 and became available to order on Friday, April 30. The new iMac began arriving to customers on Friday, May 21.
New Macs announced with a press release on Apple Newsroom also typically become available to order on the same day of the announcement, including the 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019 and the latest 27-inch iMac in August 2020.
In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Mark Gurman details iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 expectations, but also teases that Apple has other announcements planned for later this fall: new AIrPods, a redesigned iPad mini and entry-level iPad, and the M1X MacBook Pros.
Gurman writes that following delays, the new M1X MacBook Pros should be ready to “hit shelves in the next several weeks.”
M1X MacBook Pro: 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with high-end M1 chips, MagSafe magnetic charging, miniLED screens, and no Touch Bars are in the offing. After delays, look out for these to hit shelves in the next several weeks.
We still don’t expect the M1X MacBook Pros to be announced at Tuesday’s event. Instead, what’s more likely is that Apple holds a separate virtual event sometime in October to announce the new MacBook Pro hardware and new iPad hardware. A previous supply chain report had indicated that Apple is planning to ramp up M1X MacBook Pro production by October.
The new MacBook Pros will purportedly feature a new flat-edged design similar to what we’ve seen in the latest iMac, iPad Pro, and iPhone 12 designs.
Bloomberg also reported that the new MacBook Pros will feature an HDMI port and an SD card slot, alongside the return of MagSafe technology for magnetic charging. Images and diagrams leaked as part of an Apple ransomware attack seemingly corroborated this.
Are you planning to buy Apple’s new M1X MacBook Pros when they’re available this fall? Let us know down in the comments!
Report: M1X MacBook Pros to hit shelves in ‘the next several weeks’
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