Apple is reportedly planning to hold a Mac-focused event within the next month where the tech giant may launch brand new MacBook Pros with a faster “M1X” Apple silicon chip and an updated design, reports MacRumors.

The new chip is also expected to make its way to a higher-end Mac mini “at some point”.

The M1X has been developed in two different variations, according to the report. Both versions of the chip feature a 10-core design with eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores.

According to industry sources, the shipments for LEDs and associated components to Apple assembly partners relating to the MacBook Pro models are on schedule as expected.

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Apple’s use of mini-LED panels in its forthcoming MacBook lineups will catalyze supplier investment and push the entire industry toward the adoption of display technology.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple is already “actively looking for second suppliers of key Mini LED components”, and if its mini-LED notebooks receive positive feedback, other notebook makers and their suppliers will inevitably be pushed towards adoption of the technology.

Apple is also developing a thinner and lighter version of the MacBook Air that will have thinner bezels than the current model.

Rumours suggest it will have a 13-inch mini-LED display, which will be an upgrade over the existing MacBook Air’s display.