In 2020, Apple made a strong impression by presenting the performance of its new Macs with M1 chip. And this year, the Cupertino company should offer other novelties for its computers.
According to rumors, before the end of the year, Apple will present new MacBook Pros with a modified version of the M1 chip: the M1 X. And everything suggests that these new MacBook Pros will be unveiled at the next keynote, scheduled for October 18.
In addition to using a new chip, these new MacBook Pros could also have an exceptional display. Just after the October 18 keynote announcement, Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) posted a tweet about it.
According to him, the suppliers of the panels of the next MacBook Pros will be the same ones that supplied the panels of the iPad Pro. So, according to this expert, similar technologies are to be expected.
Ross Young indicates that he is 100% sure that these new computers will have mini LED type displays. But that’s not all. Indeed, these screens will also have a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
Panel suppliers are the same between the iPad Pro’s and MacBook Pro’s – LG Display and Sharp. Expecting similar technology – oxide backplanes, miniLED backlights and 120Hz refresh rates. MiniLEDs, 100% confirmed.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) October 12, 2021
As a reminder, the higher this rate, the smoother the animations. Apple has been equipping its iPad Pro with 120 Hz screens for a while now. And this year, with the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the firm is offering its first smartphones with this very high refresh rate.
As usual, this information is not yet official. Still, it’s worth noting that when it comes to future Apple products, Ross Young is generally a trusted source. For example, he correctly predicted the screen size of the iPad mini 6, before the official presentation.
If Apple equips its MacBook Pro with 120 Hz screens, it is possible that these also benefit from the ProMotion feature. As a reminder, this allows the refresh rate to vary depending on the content displayed, which allows for good fluidity, without having too much impact on autonomy.
Indeed, if the high rates make it possible to fluidify the animations displayed on the screen, they also increase the energy consumption. And the Pro Motion feature helps mitigate that.
Note also that some predictions already evoke an explosion in Mac sales thanks to the switch to mini LED type screens. Moreover, Apple could lead the entire industry towards this technology which, compared to LCDs, consumes less energy and allows a better visual experience.
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