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Apple | Gurman: New MacBook Air postponed – 2022 no updated MacBook Pro 14″/16″ | news | macbook


Apple | Gurman: New MacBook Air postponed - 2022 no updated MacBook Pro 14"/16" | news | macbook | MacBook Air M1X Render Top.560061Apple | Gurman: New MacBook Air postponed - 2022 no updated MacBook Pro 14"/16" | news | macbook | MacBook Air M1X Render Top.560061The Apple event featured the new Mac Studio, but not a revamped version of the MacBook Air. This was somewhat surprising given that Apple had previously entered three unreleased Macs in the EEC database. Since one of them was noted as a “portable” computer, this was considered a very strong reference to the MacBook Air. Now market expert Mark Gurman has spoken out again. According to him, Apple had actually planned a new MacBook Pro for this spring – including a completely renewed design and M2 chip. However, there were delays, which is why you should only adjust to such innovations in the second half of the year. Gurman gives no explanation as to whether Apple is reacting to supply bottlenecks or whether it is a strategic decision.

MacBook Air M2: Probably only in the third/fourth quarter of 2022
Gurman’s and Ming-Chi Kuo’s assessments agree, because Kuo also does not expect production to start until the end of the second or beginning of the third quarter. Anyone who was still hoping that there would be a larger version with a 15″ display in addition to a MacBook Air 13″ will also have to be disappointed. As Gurman recently pointed out, although Apple had given serious thought to such an expansion of the range, it then decided against it. It also applies that displays above 13″ are reserved exclusively for the more expensive Pro series – with which, however, you still have to buy more equipment than most users actually need.

2022 no update of MacBook Pro 14″ and 16″
MacBook Pro 14″ and 16″ will remain relevant for a while, according to Gurman. Apple has no plans to launch updated devices this year. The first model overhaul will not take place until 2023, then in all likelihood with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The transition from M1 to M2 should therefore be similar to the introduction of the M1 since the end of 2020. Apple first presented Macs at the lower end of the performance spectrum (MacBook Air, Mac mini, MacBook Pro 13″, later iMac 24″), and then followed up with Pro and Max versions in the following year. It currently looks as if Apple is following a two-year cycle – this may sound like endlessly long product cycles, but given the current technological advantage, chips from the year before last are still far ahead.

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