Apple updated both MacBook Air and base MacBook Pro late last, leaving the design unchanged but integrating its new M1 processor. The new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros, the first with mini-LED displays, should arrive by the end of the year.
The Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (TSMT), a company that supplies essential parts for the production of the mini-LED displays used by Apple on the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, is also working to produce display components for the upcoming MacBook Pro.
As reported by DigiTimes, the design constraints of the mini-LED panels had initially led to some problems with production yield rates that the company would resolve after making changes, taking them to over 95%.
The TSMT uses surface mount technology that involves the application of electronic components without the need to drill holes. This technology is used to fix chips, integrated circuits and other components on the PCB that will be used for the backlighting of the panels.
The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are expected to integrate a new generation of Apple Silicon processors, a MagSafe magnetic connector for power, HDMI port and an SD card slot. Conversely, the TouchBar would be in the process of retirement.