Because Of Chip Scarcity, MacBook Pro 2021 Might Be Postponed

It seems like Apple struggles to take its devices off of manufacturing lines and then into shops before the year is over. The Apple Watch 7 was reported to be delayed, and now it looks as though the 14-inch version of the MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro for this year might also be delayed. Reports were posted on DigiTimes, and website insiders state that, rather than the normal September release, the worldwide processor deficit might lead to a new MacBook Pros launch date either in October or November.

The Apple insider also points out that this claim has a major problem: September is not the regular launch date for laptops from this company. Moreover, in September, Apple never debuted a MacBook Pro, as this is often when new iPhones arrive. Nonetheless, it was believed to be somewhat unusual in 2021, with Apple preparing several events this month.

Even Apple has been caught off guard by such probable additional setbacks. Its Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri cautioned at his last financial statement that supply restrictions over September quarters would not lead to a  pleasant report.  However, he went on to explain that the limitations mostly affect iPads and iPhones; MacBooks were not mentioned.

However, if the claim of DigiTimes is correct, then there are no big setbacks, and updated MacBook Pros will definitely be coming out of the manufacturing process well before the year is over. We anticipate the same mini-LED screen but with a makeover that will make it flat-edged.

It is claimed that these gadgets are fueled by the Apple M1X processor, improving the Webcam functionality and returning alike MagSafe and HDMI connections. But it is reported that the TouchBar gets eliminated. The latest MacBook Pro M1X may also be worth around $1800.

William Reid
A science writer through and through, William Reid’s first starting working on offline local newspapers. An obsessive fascination with all things science/health blossomed from a hobby into a career. Before hopping over to Optic Flux, William worked as a freelancer for many online tech publications including ScienceWorld, JoyStiq and Digg. William serves as our lead science and health reporter.