Apple will present the new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros next autumn, in a period between September and November. It’s the interesting indiscretion launched by Mark Gurman, journalist of the authoritative Bloomberg newspaper, who states that the Cupertino giant would be preparing for the long-awaited reveal of the new MacBooks, which should equip a miniLED type display, which would cause a delay with respect to the initial plans of the company.
New MacBook Pros with miniLED displays, but launching in 2022?
Confirming what Ming-Chi Kuo, a market analyst very close to the Apple world, had said, Bloomberg claims that production of future MacBook Pros is expected to start in the third quarter with an announcement that would be expected in the middle of autumn. The salient feature of these new devices, as mentioned, should be the new miniLED display, which would have caused some production delays.
This type of panel, which Apple calls Liquid Retina XDR, we have already seen it on the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro M1: this is a screen that uses over 10,000 mini-LEDs with the aim of providing greater control of the localized backlight, thus ensuring better brightness and deeper blacks. The combination of the two aspects increases the contrast ratio with a significant energy saving.
Rattling off some data, the contrast ratio would be 1,000,000: 1 and, according to Apple’s objectives, the display of this type is capable of providing very realistic details, also having 1000 nits of brightness in full screen and 1600 at its maximum peak.
According to Gurman, who does not go into detail on the technical specifications, the new MacBook Pros will be particularly suitable for intensive use, such as application development, Photoshop and very heavy video editing: unlike the Air models, more suitable for web browsing, email and very light photo processing.
In any case, the problems related to the miniLED displays mentioned at the beginning of the article would force Apple to a slight delay in the launch date of the new MacBook Air: in fact, it may be necessary to wait until the first months of 2022.