Apple may delay MacBook Pro launch over chip shortages

Posted:
in Future Apple Hardware
Contradictory new report suggests that the global chip shortage is affecting production of the forthcoming MacBook Pro models, and that Apple will delay its launch.

The current 13-inch MacBook Pro
The current 13-inch MacBook Pro


Apple's expected new 14-inch MacBook Pro, and 16-inch MacBook Pro, have previously faced delays with production even postponed in April 2021. That delay was said to be because of the global component shortage, and is conceivably why Apple did not reveal the new models at WWDC 2021 as anticipated.

Now according to Digitimes Asia, the shortages have again hit Apple. Citing unspecified industry sources, the publication says that the unveiling may again be pushed back.

However, the report states that the sources believe the new MacBook Pro models will now be unveiled in either October or November, "instead of the usual September." Apple has never launched a MacBook Pro in September.

October is the most common month for a MacBook Pro launch, with four such releases since the first MacBook Pro in 2006. Apple has unveiled new models in June three times, with just once in a January, and November solely in 2020.

Digitimes has recently claimed that there will be two Apple events in September 2021, but it's generally considered unlikely. The expected one Apple event is presumed to concentrate on the "iPhone 13."

Read on AppleInsider

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    dk49dk49 Posts: 271member
    Damn. I am more keen on the new Macbooks than the new iPhone. 
  • Reply 2 of 8
    I suppose this knocks back the M1x 27-inch iMac to “sometime never”?
  • Reply 3 of 8
    xbitxbit Posts: 391member
    dk49 said:
    Damn. I am more keen on the new Macbooks than the new iPhone. 
    Me too. I can’t wait to get my hands on an Apple Silicon MBP with a decent-sized screen.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    Glad I bought a new iPhone 12 Mini the other day. Chip shortage? No thanks.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    genovellegenovelle Posts: 1,481member
    Sounds like Apple found their leaker with False  Information 
  • Reply 6 of 8
    I suppose this knocks back the M1x 27-inch iMac to “sometime never”?
    It seems pretty clear that’s a next Spring at the earliest product at this point. 
  • Reply 7 of 8
    I suppose this knocks back the M1x 27-inch iMac to “sometime never”?
    Yeah that seems to be the new trend with Mac releases, updated very slowly. The MacBook Pro 15 inch was replaced with the 16 inch in 2019, but 13 inch users haven't seen a chassis change since (and based on this rumour early next year at best when it does come)
    The announcement of the 24 inch iMac seemed to be a stopgate to say there won't be another iMac for at least a year. Hopefully they'll be on the M2 and made some better design decisions at that point(no chin and better port placement), but it's anyone's guess.
Sign In or Register to comment.