Apple announced plans Friday to sell about 3 million of its MacBook Pro laptops over the next five years, but that won’t happen until at least the fall.
The company said that by the end of the year it will have sold 5.4 million Mac Pro laptops, bringing its total Mac Pro sales to 15.3 million.
That will represent about 15 percent of the overall Mac Pro market.
The new laptops are expected to be released in the first quarter of 2021.
Apple will have another 2 million MacBook Pros in stock by the time the new Mac Pro ships.
In addition to the MacBook Pro, the company also is introducing the Apple Watch, the MacBook Air, and the MacBook.
Apple announced the watch at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco and announced that the Air will ship in November, while the MacBook will ship later in the year.
Apple also announced the MacBook mini on Friday.
Apple said the MacBooks will ship on Nov. 7.
The Apple Watch is expected to arrive sometime in early December.
Apple is expected for a major boost in sales of the MacBook, which has been struggling for some time with slowing growth in desktop sales.
The new MacBooks, which are expected in about three years, are expected by analysts to bring Apple’s total revenue to $52 billion by the year 2027, according to research firm IBISWorld.
That’s about $2.5 billion more than last year, according the firm.
Apple said it is investing $1.7 billion to build and test new prototypes of the new MacBook Pros, and to buy a third of Apple’s production facilities.
It is also investing $2 billion to expand the production line at its new manufacturing facility in China.
The Mac Pro is the fastest-growing consumer computing product, according IBIS World, with sales of laptops increasing by more than 50 percent over the last three years.
Apple sold more than 10 million Mac Pros in 2019.
Apple’s MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are the most popular consumer computers.
The company said its total sales of Mac Pros were up 20 percent from the same period in 2019, according in its most recent earnings report.