MacBook Pro 2021: the next model would not have a Touch Bar

New information from supply chain analysts corroborates earlier rumors that Apple may finally ditch the Touch Bar when it announces the new 2021 14in and 16in MacBook Pros.

MacBook Pro M1X
MacBook Pro M1X concept by Antonio de Rosa

The Touch Bar is a long OLED strip located above the keyboard of MacBook Pros. Basically this touch strip replaces the traditional row of functional keys. Much to the chagrin of some users, who have seen no interest in it since it was released. And who would prefer to find the sensations of a classic keyboard.

If multiple rumors from supply chain analysts are to be believed, Apple could abandon its famous Touch Bar in its next MacBook Pro 2021.

The 2021 MacBook Pro would once again benefit from traditional keys

A new report from Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), which reviews current trends in OLED displays in the market, above all states that the Touch Bar is the third most used OLED component in the world, behind smartphones and connected watches.

An impressive figure certainly, but which would not prevent Apple from stopping the manufacture of the Touch Bar. Analysts expect Apple to place the iPad in third place instead, starting next year. Indeed, the iPad Air and iPad Pro should indeed benefit from OLED screens from 2022.

The site claims that a very first OLED iPad will be released in 2022. It will be equipped with a 10.86-inch screen. The following year, in 2023, Apple will launch another model with an OLED display, 11 inches, and then another 12.9 inches. Samsung Display will be the sole supplier of these screens.

See also: MacBook Pro 2021: flat edges, without TouchBar, with MagSafe and more ports?

The report corroborates earlier rumors that Apple would abandon the Touch Bar in favor of traditional function keys new MacBook Pro models. ” We expect the Touch Bar to be obsolete once Apple launches its 10.9 ″ OLED iPads. Additionally, all of our sources suggest that Apple may shut down the Touch Bar in the future. »Indicates the site.

According to the latest rumors, Apple could finally announce the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models alongside the iPhone 13, starting this fall.

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