New M2 MacBook Pro models only expected in March next year

  • At WWDC 2022 earlier in the year, Apple unveiled its new M2 chip, along with some Mac-flavoured hardware. 
  • This included a 13″ M2 MacBook Pro, but now reports suggest 14″ and 16″ models are on the way. 
  • These new models are not anticipated this year, as Apple is said to be done with new Mac hardware for 2022.

Apple and its silicon foundry have been hard at work in recent years, as new iterations of M-branded SoC have been announced with increasing regularity. The latest offering is the M2 chip, which Apple showcased at its WWDC developer conference earlier in the year, along with a 13″ M2 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

That notebook is reportedly said to be joined by two others. The often reliable Power On newsletter from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has detailed some of the upcoming hardware from the Cupertino-based company.

Those hoping for something new before the festive season kicks off are out of luck, however, as Apple is said to be done with any new Mac hardware for 2022. Next year will naturally be a different scenario though, as 14″ and 16″ models of M2 MacBook Pro are expected to be announced by Apple in March of 2023.

“Apple has rarely launched new products in January or February during recent years, so I’d expect the new Macs to be announced by the first half of March,” notes Gurman, who has become intimate with inner workings at Apple, especially on the product development and release side of the business.

“That aligns with the planned ship dates for the corresponding software, but also makes sense in light of Apple’s recent history of launching new Macs during that month, including the Mac Studio this year,” he adds.

Should said devices indeed be announced then, it remains to be seen how quickly they will be shipped to regions outside of the US. Added to this, is the looming prospect of beefed-up versions of the M2 chip, with Apple wasting little time in unveiling Pro and Max flavours of its M1 SoC shortly after the original M1 was debuted.

It may be a waiting game for those interested in purchasing a new MacBook, but wanting the best that Apple is making available.

Sticking with the M2 Pro and Max, if that is indeed what they will be called at launch, Gurman says that the latter could sport 12 CPU cores and 38 GPU cores. Like the M1 versions, they will no doubt be expensive and designed with powerhouse creative work in mind.


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