Hardware news You want to change MacBook Pro? We will have to wait until 2023
Published on 10/31/2022 at 12:40
The new MacBook Pros will unfortunately not be for now. As the state of the market becomes clearer, Apple sees its plans change and makes customers wait for a new Mac. Count 2023 to see these models arrive.
14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro pushed back
Apple’s MacBook lineup has stabilized since the arrival of the M1 chips. We are now dealing with much more predictable updates and a segmentation that is not always very simple but which should have a model dedicated to each type of need.
The 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros released in 2021 are the first models to offer an advanced version of the M1 chip. Apple gives us the choice between the M1 Pro or M1 Max chips for much higher performance, all in a completely revised design: more thickness to let the components breathe, enlarged screens with thin borders and the notch on the high, as well as the return of the HDMI port and MagSafe charging.
Models with substantial prices but which are simply perfect for those who know how to make full use of them.
After the arrival of the M2 chip in the 2022 13-inch MacBook Air and Macbook Pro, Apple’s schedule was set, and the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips were expected for this end of the year in the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro. But Mark Gurman regrets to announce to us that we will have to be patient, because those Macs won’t arrive until March 2023.
A small disappointment for those who were waiting for the next wonders of Apple to carry out their photo/video/code editing or any other intense task, while on the move. A need that turns out to be very common given the more than satisfactory sales of these boosted MacBooks released in 2021, responsible for $10.9 billion in revenue last October.
Without going into details, Mark Gurman states in his newsletter that:
While Apple had planned to unveil these new MacBook Pros for this fall, the company’s internal plans – confirmed by public comments this week – have shut the door on that possibility.
Some information is circulating around the configurations of the next M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. Just like M2 over M1, this should be a moderate improvement over M1 Pro and M1 Max. The M2 Max chip, the most powerful, should go up to 12 CPU cores against 10, and 38 GPU cores against 32.
The next Mac mini also affected by the delay
In addition to laptops, the Mac mini, the cheapest fixed computer offered by Apple should also be postponed and arrive with the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros. While Apple almost never releases Macs in January and February, March is the most likely month to see all these models arrive, similar to the Mac Studio in March 2022.
The latest Mac mini being equipped with the M1 chip, we should be entitled to the basic M2 chip for the new version but also an option with an M2 Pro chip. A first, the M1 version released in November 2020 leaving no other choice than the “just plain” M1.