Earlier news said that Apple is redesigning the 14-inch and 16-inch Macbook Pro models, and equipped with the new M1X self-developed chip. Although affected by the supply chain shortage, the release time has been delayed, but it may still be released during the year. In order to ensure the supply of mini-LED displays for the new Macbook Pro models, Apple has also made a rare investment of $200 million to expand the surface mount technology (SMT) assembly capabilities of its partners to meet the demand for its miniLED backlight devices.
Apple may have plans to adjust its product line. According to MacRumors, Apple recently sent a questionnaire to 12-inch MacBook users, asking about the size, functions, and improvements of the laptop. Compared with Intel’s x86 processors, self-developed chips have better energy performance, which may make Apple plan to restart the small-size notebook product line. In fact, some time ago, Apple also asked about the iPad mini, wanting to know whether there is a market for a small-sized tablet with strong performance.