New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with updated M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are on the horizon, and they’re now expected to be announced at Apple’s rumored October event thanks to a new report.
according to DigiTimesApple’s suppliers are “preparing to ship” new MacBook Pro models. Industry insiders have spoken to the news outlet about slowing shipments of the current 16-inch and 14-inch MacBook Pro, leaving more room for new rumored models equipped with upgraded M2 chips — just in time for the expected October event.
This is in line with an earlier rumor that the MacBook Pro along with the M2 Pro and M2 Max were already in operation earlier this year, but contradicts Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s claim that production will begin at the end of 2022 (Opens in a new tab) With a launch window early next year.
“Shipments of new MacBooks are expected to be offset by slowing shipments of older models, which are expected to be roughly the same in 2021 or experiencing slight growth,” the DigiTimes report says.
The report also talks about a slowdown in AirPods Pro shipments, making room for the AirPods Pro 2 to be launched on September 23.
Apple’s latest MacBook Pro models equipped with the M1 Pro and M1 Max were released in October last year, and Apple generally has a great track record when it comes to product releases (expect the latest AirPods Pro 2, which was expected to come in October like the launch of AirPods). Previous). Of course, it’s always a good idea to take this with a pinch of salt, because we won’t know until Apple finally reveals the new MacBook Pro models.
Refurbished with M2 Pro and M2 Max
The next-generation 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are expected to get a spec bump thanks to the M2 Pro and M2 Max processors — even more powerful versions of the M2 chip found in the latest MacBook Air M2 and 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Bloomberg Mark Gorman Share some details About what these chips will bring, it seems that the focus is on graphics performance. Codenamed J414, the next M2 chipset is set up to run up to 12 CPU cores and 38 graphics cores — a staggering increase from the 10 CPU cores and 32 graphics cores in the current MacBook Pro.
As for RAM, the chips seem to support up to 64GB of memory, and with no internal storage rumors or leaks, it’s fair to assume it will stay the same (512GB to 8TB SSD).
In terms of design, don’t expect many changes, as Apple revamped the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro last year. We would be shocked to see any design changes.