The mini-LED display initially emerged on the most recent iPad Pro, and it is believed to have considerably enhanced the smaller display’s contrast ratio and colour spectrum. These displays, on the other hand, have been known to experience blooming difficulties.
According to Twitter user Ross Young, the new MacBook Pros will utilise the same panel manufacturer as the iPad Pro. According to him, the common supplier indicates that both devices would use comparable technologies, including as 120Hz refresh rates, oxide backplanes, and mini-LEDs.
this should all be taken with skepticism. Many of these features line up with what other analysts and leakers have said about the new MacBook Pros over the course of this year, but we’re still considering this no more than a rumor.
New displays aren’t the only things changing on the MacBook Pros, of course. The most anticipated feature is the M1X chip, the pro-oriented variant of Apple’s in-house processor. We’re also expecting an improved 1080p camera, the return of legacy ports like HDMI and SD card slots, and even a new squared-off chassis design.
Including a 120Hz refresh rate panel, however, could be important as it has begun showing up in some nongaming Windows laptops, such as the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop Studio.
In the past, the MacBook Pro 16-inch has been a much more expensive model, starting at $2,399. That left a $700 gap between it and the Intel-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro. But according to this tweet, the new M1X versions of these laptops will be closer in price. There had been both a CPU and GPU difference between these models, which is where that large difference in price came from.
But since both models will share the M1X as the standard configuration, having them be closer in price makes quite a lot of sense. There’s still no word on what exactly that price will be, however.
Other interesting tidbits from Dylan’s tweet include smaller bezels with no bottom logo and a new charging brick, both features we hadn’t heard before from the rumor mill.
We’ll find out all the details officially soon enough. Apple announced a new keynote event for October 18 and it is expected to announce the new series of MacBook Pros, AirPods 3, and more.