Redesigned MacBook Pros still on schedule for this year

The Sellers Research Group says to expect them before Christmas

In a note to clients — as noted by 9to5Mac — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says a new MacBook Pro with mini-LED display is still on schedule for this year.

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks he’s right. Some pundits have speculated the laptop updates have been pushed to 2022. But I predict we’ll see ‘em before Christmas.

Look for them in 14-imch and 16-inch versions. 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. They’ll result in 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, according to LEDinside. Mini-LED products are as thin as those using OLED technology so they consume less power than traditional LED screens.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.