Apple plans to launch new MacBook Pro models in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to a supply chain publication DigiTimes. The report doesn’t mention specific models, but it most likely refers to the next generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.

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There has been uncertainty surrounding the timing of the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models and whether they will be equipped with 5nm or 3nm chips, but there appears to be an increased possibility of laptops releasing later this year with 5nm chips. Apple is expected to hold an event in October that will focus on Macs and iPads, so it will fit in with the new MacBook Pro models that will be announced at that time.

in August, BloombergMark Gorman stated that new MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets were “in development and testing” at Apple. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the laptops will have very few new features other than faster chips, after the high-end MacBook Pro received a major redesign in October 2021.

The latest high-end MacBook Pro design includes a flat-edged chassis, a notch at the top of the display, revitalized ports like MagSafe and HDMI, and more. MacBooks usually pass several generations between major hardware changes.

While they may still be 5nm, the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are expected to be made based on TSMC’s newer 5nm process known as “N5P,” so the new MacBook Pro models will still have improvements in performance and power efficiency. However, the switch to 3nm chips in 2023 or later could come as a bigger bump in performance.

MacBook shipments reportedly “remained relatively stable” compared to Windows laptops running Intel’s operating system. DigiTimes. The report added that the launch of the new MacBook Air with the M2 chip in July along with the upcoming launch of new MacBook Pro models could lead to Apple’s laptop market share reaching its highest level in nearly five years in 2022.

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