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Apple’s New MacBook Pro 2021 Specifications,Release Date

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Apple plans to release two new MacBook Pro models equipped with an HDMI port and SD card reader in the second half of 2021, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who outlined his expectations in a research note obtained by MacRumors.

“We predict that Apple’s two new MacBook Pro models in 2H21 will have several significant design and specification changes,” wrote Kuo. “Some of the practical changes for users are equipping with the SD card reader and HDMI port.”

Apple’s New MacBook Pro 2021 Specifications – MacBook Pro 14-inch

  • Operating System – macOS
  • Screen size: 14-inch
  • Display – Mini-LED displays (Expected)
  • Chip – Apple M1X chip SoC (Expected)
  • CPU: 12-core CPU (with 8 performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores) (Leaks)
  • Memory – 8 GB unified memory
  • Storage: 256 GB SSD and 512 GB SSD (promised up to 2 TB)
  • Magic Keyboard
  • No Touch Bar instead Physical Function keys may get included
  • MagSafe‌ connector
  • Thunderbolt ports
  • USB-A ports
  • HDMI port
  • SD card reader


Kuo also said that Taiwan-based Genesys Logic will be the exclusive supplier of the SD card reader in the 2021 MacBook Pro models.The last MacBook Pro model to include an SD card slot and HDMI port was launched in 2015. It will be interesting to see how well this reintroduction will be received as this is likely to increase the thickness of the devices and over the years, the MacBook models have become thinner and sleeker.