Contrary to rumors that new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will be announced in November, various sources now say that Apple will release the M2 Pro and M2 Max laptops next year instead.
No more new Macs for this year
In the latest issue of his newsletter “power onBloomberg’s Mark Gurman says he now expects Apple to release its next round of Mac updates in the first calendar quarter of 2023. The new Macs include a 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 Pro/Max chip, and a new Mac mini.
Apple is reportedly aiming to launch the updated models – including the M2-based versions of the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros – in the first quarter of 2023 and has tied the launch to the upcoming macOS Ventura 13.3 and iOS 16.3. These software updates are expected to be released between early February and early March.
Apple has rarely launched new products in January or February in recent years, so I’d expect the new Macs to be announced in the first half of March. This aligns with projected shipping dates for the related software, but also makes sense considering Apple’s recent history of releasing new Macs this month, including the Mac Studio this year.”
Meanwhile, according to a post by the leaker “yeux1122” on the Korean blog Naver (via MacRumors) that supply chain schedules also point to a release of the new MacBook Pro models next year.
The 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are said to be based on an evolution of the M2 chip: the M2 Pro and M2 Max. No major design changes are expected for the high-end MacBooks, which is not surprising since the laptops are due out in October Launched in 2021 with a completely new design. The new design included the return of ports like MagSafe and HDMI, while adding a notch on the display for an improved 1080p camera and narrower bezels.
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