Apple looks set to release two new MacBook Pro models next year
Two models of the M2-based MacBook Pros will appear in March 2023
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: Mac is back
💻 Two new MacBook Pros are expected to release next year
🆕 Both will use Apple’s new and improved M2 chipset
🤔 They’ll come in 14-inch and 16-inch variants to suit your screen size of choice
💪 Apple also looks to have a new Mac mini on the way and a wildly powerful Mac Pro
Apple is gearing up to launch two upgraded MacBook Pros, making up for 2022’s absence of MacBook releases.
The tech giant plans to release the next generation of its 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros early next year, according to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. The M2-based devices will launch in the first quarter of 2023, and will likely be tied to an upcoming iOS update scheduled for the beginning of March.
Many expected the new MacBooks would arrive later this year, but the possibility was shut down earlier this week when Apple CEO Tim Cook said in the company’s latest earnings report that its 2022 product line had already been “set”. Don’t expect any new product announcements to be made until next year.
We anticipated more MacBook news would drop when the iPad 10.9 and iPad Pro M2 were revealed. That didn’t happen, though, leaving MacBook fans out in the cold.
As previously reported, the new MacBook Pros will come in two chip varieties. The M2 Pro is expected to feature 12 CPU cores and 38 graphics cores, while the M2 Max will contain even beefier specs. Both will provide a marked improvement on the current M1-based MacBook models.
We’re also waiting to hear more news on a new Mac mini. Gurman reports it will use the same M2 chip found in the 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, and internal testing has already ramped up. That bump in CPU cores will make for a big performance improvement, although there’s also talk that a beefier M2 Pro variant is in the works.
A massive 16-inch iPad is also reportedly in development, which would be the biggest iPad ever made. It’ll be aimed at creators and artists, and it could launch next year.
Finally, rumors of the first Apple Silicon Mac Pro also loom large. The new heavyweight computer would use Apple’s own processors rather than Intel’s, with Gurman suggesting it will include options for 24 or 48 CPU cores, and 76 or 152 graphics cores. The Silicon branding’s attracted a lot of attention, bringing Apple’s upcoming top-of-the-line releases up to the standards of consumer expectation.
Prices have been kept behind closed doors, for now. We’ll update you as soon as we know how much these beasts will set you back.
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