Rumours abound following the announcement of the Unleashed event, including Apple M1X MacBook Pro 14 and 16 with notched displays, 120 Hz refresh rate, 100 W cooling fans, and similar pricing.
Following the announcement of the upcoming Apple event, rumour mills have gone wild. Most people anticipate that Cupertino will unveil the M1X MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16. At the event, and many leakers have been doubling down on old rumours. Even revealing new ones, such as the disturbing possibility that the 2021 MacBook Pro will have a notched display.
The announcement of the Apple Unleashed event has unintentionally. Sparked a flood of rumours and leaks about the long-awaited 2021. MacBook Pro 14 and 2021 MacBook Pro 16. Which are expected to be powered by the practically mythical M1X Apple Silicon. While some of the claims are simply rehashes of older posts. There are a few new rumours about the M1X MacBook Pro laptops circulating. Some of which are more credible than others.
Dylan (@dylandkt), a well-known leaker, has served up a reminder of some older leaks as well as some new details. So Mini-LED displays, smaller bezels. The removal of the Apple logo, the presence of a 1080p webcam. Base configurations of 16 GB RAM and 512 GB storage are all mentioned on the M1X MacBook Pro menu. The 2021 MacBook Pro notebooks will reportedly use a new power brick, and crucially, they will have “similar” pricing due to the same M1X base configuration (only the display size will be different with the entry-level models).
Dylan’s extensive list is rounded. And out by the absence of a touch bar. The addition of HDMI, an SD card slot, and MagSafe. The tipster mentions a 120 Hz refresh rate. Claiming that it was tested on a prototype. This theme is also mentioned by display expert Ross Young. Who believes that oxide backplanes, Mini-LED panels (“100% confirmed”), and 120 Hz capability for the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 are on the way. Luke Miani, a YouTuber, doubles down on his own predictions, predicting that there will be no 64 GB RAM option for the 2021 Apple MacBook Pro devices and a backlit touch ID sensor. In addition, he claims that the SD card reader will support faster UHS-II cards.
Last but not least, a somewhat shocking rumour has circulated among tech commentators but appears to have originated on Weibo, claiming that the M1X MacBook Pro 14 and 16 will feature a notched display similar to the one found on the iPhone 12. The obvious source of this surprising rumour is a well-known blogger on the Chinese social media site with tens of thousands of followers, making him just as trustworthy as the majority of Twitter-based tipsters. Furthermore, there is a translated mention of 1000-nit display brightness levels and 100 W cooling fans for the MacBook Pro 16 to ensure peak performance. Take everything with a grain of salt until things are officially confirmed at Apple Park in October.