The Updated Macbooks with M2 chipset that was said to launch this year is now coming early next year. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, there are no MacBook Pros coming this year as the company is planning to unveil its Updated Macbooks, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro in 2023.
When the tech giant introduced the MacBook Pros last October, the devices increased Mac revenue by $10.9 billion, but it doesn’t appear like the company expects the same this year.
Updated Macbooks Awaited
Gurman cites Apple’s recent earnings call as further evidence that the upgraded line of MacBook Pros isn’t coming this year.
The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, claimed that the business is “set” with its product lineup for the holiday season, whereas, Luca Maestri, the chief financial officer, believes that Mac revenue would “decline substantially” in December.
He also added that the M2 chip-based versions of MacBook Pros, the 14-inch, and 16-inch, could launch alongside the forthcoming iOS 16.3 and macOS Ventura 13.3. He said those updates in software could debut sometime early in 2023. While there’s no official data yet, Gurman expects the launch to happen in March as Apple has seldom launched any product in the first two months at the beginning of the year.
The upgraded 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros aren’t expected to come with any major design changes, but they’ll likely feature the more powerful M2 Pro and M2 Max processors. According to Gurman, the M2 Max chip is whispered to feature 12 CPU cores and up to 38 GPU cores, an upgrade from the 10 CPU cores and up to 32 GPU cores in the M1 Max.
One will have to wait and see for themselves what Apple has launched and in what combinations and if there are any added features.