Apple may launch new MacBook Pro laptops powered by the aforementioned M2 Pro and M2 Max chips in late 2022. That’s according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who said the laptops are “well into development and testing.” However, he also says that it is possible that Apple will delay the launch of these MacBook Pros until 2023.
Rumors regarding successors to the 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro are not new. Recently, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple could start production of the M2 Pro Chip for MacBook in the fourth quarter of 2022.
M2 Chips for Macbooks
Kuo also says that the upcoming MacBook Pros will feature Apple’s new silicon. They will likely be 5nm chips instead of the previously rumored 3nm chips. Although pilot production for this type of chip is said to begin around the same time. It appears that the 3nm process chips will not be ready until early 2023.
It’s also possible that we’ll see the first of the 3nm processors labeled as the next-generation M3 chips for Macs and MacBooks that will launch later in 2023 or 2024, or perhaps even the A17 mobile chip that we may see powering the iPhone 15.
M2 Pro Chip Powering
According to Mark Gurman’s latest “Power On” newsletter, the new MacBook Pro with M2 won’t feature radical redesigns.
Gurman’s latest “Power On” newsletter also says that the new MacBook Pros won’t get any major design changes. This makes sense given how both 2021 laptops have already been redesigned. Both laptops ditched the Touch Bar and featured MagSafe charging, an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and an improved 1080p camera. Although the laptops had a notch in the display, they had thinner bezels.
As our MacBook M2, Max chip benchmark testing revealed, the current M2 chip powering the latest MacBook Air M2 and MacBook Pro M2 is more powerful than the original Apple M1 chip.