Apple’s new Macbook Pro has entered mass production

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.

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According to DigiTimes, the Macbook Pro model equipped with the M1X chip has entered mass production in the third quarter of this year and will reach a monthly shipment of 800,000 units by the end of November. This means that it is only a matter of time before Apple releases the new Macbook Pro, which will be the first Macbook Pro model equipped with a mini-LED display. In addition, Apple is likely to release a Mac mini equipped with an M1X chip.

Recently, there is a rumor that the design of the new Mac mini, which is thinner and lighter than existing products. In addition to the power button and magnetic charging port, it is equipped with four Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A ports, one network card port, and one HDMI port, but no SD card reader.

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.