Apple to launch redesigned MacBook in the second half of 2021

There’s no denying that Apple has revolutionized the Mac with the launch of the M1 chip on its MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models, but some were disappointed to see the devices launch without a redesign in sight.

In fact, the new Macs released this November feature the same design and internals as their predecessors, albeit with a new custom chip.

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared some information on Apple’s plans for the future, suggesting that the company’s two-year transition from Intel to Mac-powered chips will continue in 2021 with redesigned MacBooks.

Speaking in a research note, Kuo suggested that Apple would launch MacBooks with new designs, and though he did not specify which devices would be overhauled, he has previously suggested that Apple would drop the 13-inch MacBook Pro and replace it with a new 14-inch model, following the success of the 15-inch transitioning into a 16-inch Pro.

He also teased a redesigned iMac – which would mark the first major design change in more than ten years – and a smaller, more compact version of the Mac Pro.

Other products set to premiere in 2021 include third-generation AirPods, which will launch in the second quarter of 2021, featuring a design that’s similar to the AirPods Pro. Apple will also introduce an “improved form factor design” to the Apple Watch Series 7 in late 2021.

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