13-inch MacBook Pro with mini-LED display may arrive next month

A brand new leak from Jon Prosser — who has been correct with respect to Apple rumors previously — claims that Apple could launch a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Professional subsequent month. By the way, Prosser provides {that a} show improve from 13 to 14-inches is a “large risk.”

Lending credence to Prosser’s prediction is that Ming-Chi Kuo — who has a stellar report relating to Apple rumors — issued an investor be aware final month claiming that Apple will substitute its 13-inch MacBook Professional with a 14.1-inch mannequin. What’s extra, Kuo stated that the 14.1-inch mannequin will boast a mini-LED show.

The inclusion of mini-LED shows on the MacBook Professional line will surely be compelling because the know-how permits for thinner and lighter shows. Additional, the know-how also needs to present markedly higher image high quality due to excessive distinction, native dimming, and spectacular vast shade gamut efficiency.

Mini-LED shows are fairly costly, so if this explicit rumor pans out, it should probably be unique Apple’s pricier notebooks. In the meantime, there are additionally rumors that Apple will launch a 5G iPad Professional with a mini-LED show later this yr.

Thus far, an investor be aware from Kuo revealed final month (by way of MacRumors) claims that Apple plans so as to add mini-LED shows to quite a few new and upcoming merchandise:

The product analysis and improvement for mini LED stay unaffected by the COVID-19. The visibility for commercialization has even exceeded the expectations in our earlier report.

The pattern for Apple’s improvement and promotion of mini LED are extra identifiable in 5 years. We predict that Apple is presently creating six mini-LED-support merchandise (vs. the earlier report of solely two merchandise), together with a 12.9-inch ‌iPad Professional‌, a 27-inch ‌iMac Professional‌ in 4Q20, a 14.1-inch ‌MacBook Professional‌ (upgraded from 13.3-inch), a 16-inch ‌MacBook Professional‌, a 10.2-inch ‌iPad‌, and a 7.9-inch ‌iPad‌ mini in 2020.

Returning to Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Professional, it stands to cause that it’ll embrace the identical Magic Keyboard discovered on the just lately launched 16-inch MacBook Professional. It is a long-overdue enchancment given the plethora of usability points that plagued the butterfly keyboard that Apple used for much too lengthy.

All advised, product improvement at Apple seems to be trucking alongside even because the coronavirus has compelled most Apple staff to make money working from home. As we highlighted final week, Apple in 2020 has plans to launch a brand new HomePod, a model new Apple TV, a brand new Apple Watch, budget-friendly iPads, and the iPhone 12.

The timeline for these product releases, nonetheless, stays unclear because the coronavirus has left all the things up within the air. Whereas it’s potential that the iPhone 12, for instance, would possibly hit retailer cabinets in September, there’s additionally probability Apple will push again its launch till November. In accordance with studies we’ve seen, Apple executives will make a definitive resolution on the iPhone 12 launch someday in Could.