Apple’s next batch of Macs – the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro M2, Mac mini, and Mac Pro – most likely won’t launch until March 2023, at the earliest.
Mark Gurman for Bloomberg News:
I’ve been told Apple is aiming to introduce updated models, including M2-based versions of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, in the first quarter of the 2023 calendar and has tied the launches to the upcoming macOS Ventura 13.3 and iOS 16.3. These software updates are expected to debut between early February and early March …
The new MacBook Pros will continue to resemble the current models, but swap their M1 Pro and M1 Max chips for the early M2 Pro and M2 Max processors. The M2 Max will upgrade to 12 CPU cores, up from 10, and see its graphics option. higher switch to 38 cores from 32.
A new Mac mini is still in development, and the company continues to test versions with the same M2 chip of the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro, as well as an M2 Pro chip, which boosts the CPU and graphics counts. .
When it announced the switch to home-grown chips in 2020, Apple said the move would take about two years. The revamped Mac Pro, coming next year, will clearly miss that schedule.
But I think we have a pretty clear reason for this, and that’s not a bad thing: the machine will be superior to what Apple originally intended to offer.
As I wrote recently, my belief is that the first non-Intel Mac Pro will have options for 24 and 48 CPU cores and 76 and 152 graphics cores, along with up to 256 gigabytes of memory.
MacDailyNews takes: MacBook Pro and Mac mini in March. Mac Pro at WWDC in June.
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