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Apple | New Macs: MacBook Pro M2 Max and M2 Pro delayed, Mac Pro on the way | macbook

There are fresh availability rumors for two Mac series – some are positive, others negative. It’s about new notebook machines as well as a long-awaited revised desktop Mac for professionals.


So it is supposed to be longer than previously thought before Apple donated a successor to its MacBook Pro with the M1 Max or M1 Pro. Both devices with 14 or 16-inch displays – and SoCs from the new M2 Pro or M2 Max series – were actually expected last fall, but Apple initially postponed them. But now a spring date also seems to be shaky, according to the company’s Asian supply chain.

According to the electronics trade journal DigiTimes from Taiwan, the devices are “delayed again”. What that means specifically in terms of time was not specified. In autumn it was still said that Apple would deliver in the first quarter of 2023 – probably together with the release of macOS 13.3. Now it looks more like a performance at the WWDC 2023 developer conference in the summer, if a small miracle doesn’t happen. After all, Apple’s foundry TSMC has now started mass production of 3 nm SoCs, the process that the M2 Max and M2 Pro are said to use. However, Apple could also change its mind and continue to produce in the 5 nm process (as with the M1 Pro and M1 Max).


The news is better for the Mac Pro. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who maintains good contacts inside Cupertino, heard from a test version of macOS 13.3 that the one support for the new Mac Pro should contain – including the new M2 Ultra SoC. Recently it was said that Apple would not change the form factor of the Mac Pro at all, but would keep the look of the outdated Intel Xeon machine.

macOS 13.3 is expected in spring – macOS 12.3 was a March release and macOS 11.3 was an April release. In addition to the M2 Ultra, expandability with graphics and other additional cards is expected for the first time, but the RAM is said to be non-exchangeable. That would be a disappointment for a workstation. It is still unclear which practical standard Apple uses for the expansion options – i.e. whether PCIe will be combined with Apple Silicon for the first time.

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