As expected, Apple’s “Unleashed” event brought a number of new additions to Apple’s lineup, including a pair of new laptops in the form of new versions of the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, as well as a third-generation of AirPods.
Both versions of the 2021 MacBook Pro are configurable with the newly announced M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs, which build greatly on the improvements made by the M1 CPU that debuted last year. Besides the beefier processor, the new versions of the MacBook Pro have enhanced GPU performance, battery life, and a host of new connectivity options, including a trio of Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI output, and an SD card reader in addition to a MagSafe 3 connector.
The 16-inch model starts at $2,499, and the 14-inch model starts at $1,999. We haven’t had the opportunity to put them through their paces, but if you want to preorder either of the forthcoming models ahead of our full review, both are available starting today at the Apple Store and begin shipping next week. Keep in mind, however, that availability looks to be limited for some configurations, with some models expected to ship as late as early December.
The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is a creative powerhouse equipped with Apple’s latest silicon. Configurable with either the M1 Pro or M1 Max, the 16-inch screen can be lent out to up to three external displays and a 4K TV simultaneously, thanks to its vast array of ports.