Report: Apple Watch Series 7 production to ramp up this month, M1X MacBook Pros in October/November

By Chance Miller

September 2, 2021

A pair of new reports from Digitimes this morning claims to offer new details on production timelines for two highly anticipated new products from Apple this fall.

According to the reports, new M1X-powered MacBook Pros are expected to launch later in the fall, while the Apple Watch Series 7 is slated for mass production at the end of September.

The ongoing chip shortages that are in varying degrees may cause the launch of Apple’s upcoming miniLED-backlit MacBook Pros to be scheduled in October or even November, instead of the usual September, according to industry sources.

What remains unclear is what these delays mean for the Apple Watch Series 7 announcement. It had been widely expected that the Apple Watch Series 7 would be announced this month alongside the iPhone 13.

If suppliers aren’t scheduled to ramp up production until the end of September, however, that could mean a release won’t happen until October or even November.