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New MacBook Pro models with mini-LED could launch this year

by Kyle Meranda

Apple Rumored to Release New MacBook Pro Models with Mini-LED Screens

According to an unconfirmed report, Apple is set to introduce new MacBook Pro models in the fourth quarter of 2023. These new models are said to come in both 14-inch and 16-inch sizes and will feature mini-LED screens.

If this report holds true, it would mark the second round of new MacBook Pros released by Apple in the same year. Traditionally, Apple launches new MacBook Pro models in the fall. For example, the M1 models were released in November 2020, followed by the next iteration in October 2021. However, this time, the follow-up MacBook Pros arrived in January 2023 instead of late 2022.

The specific timing of the release was not provided in the report, but given that it is already the fourth quarter of 2023, the launch is expected to be imminent.

One notable feature of these upcoming MacBook Pro models is the use of mini-LED screens. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro already incorporates a mini-LED screen, and according to the report, the next generation of MacBook Pros will follow suit.

Mini-LED screens utilize thousands of small LEDs to provide backlighting, offering much greater control over lighting compared to standard LCD screens. This allows for certain on-screen objects to be brighter while others can remain dim.

The report from Digitimes also mentioned that these mini-LED screens will be capable of increasing display brightness by 10% compared to the first-generation specifications.

Furthermore, it is predicted that the MacBook Pro line will continue to feature mini-LED backlighting until 2026. After that, Apple plans to switch to OLED technology.

As with any rumor, it is important to take this information with a grain of salt until Apple makes an official announcement. However, if these reports are accurate, Apple users can look forward to the release of new MacBook Pro models with improved display technology in the near future.

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