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Rumor: 14-inch, 16-inch MacBook Pros coming in September

A 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro will debut in September, according to a report from DigiTimes (a subscription is required to read the entire article). The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) says that sounds about right.

About the new laptops

The upcoming laptops are expected to have a major redesign, run on Apple Silicon (M1 chips), and sport mini-LED displays. The mini-LED displays will likely use 10,000 mini-LEDs and will be comparable to OLED screens. The result should be good wide color gamut performance, high contrast and HDR, and local dimming.

Mini-LEDs sport a local dimming function with a contrast effect similar to that of OLED displays. However, on some product lines, costs for mini-LED backlit displays may even be lower than their OLED counterparts. Mini-LED products are as thin as those using OLED technology so they consume less power than traditional LED screens.

And one more thing

DigiTimes also says that Apple will make a rare investment to expand surface mounting technology (SMT) assembly capacity at its partners. The goal: to satisfy demand for its miniLED-backlit devices including the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and upcoming Mac laptops.

Article provided with permission from AppleWorld.Today
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