Apple’s 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro M2 could go on sale this fall!
Among the deluge of devices Apple plans to launch in the coming year are the new Macs. To be more specific, we’re talking about the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros here that feature the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. Journalist Mark Gurman says said products won’t get any major design changes. The technical characteristics will also remain unchanged given that the previous generation was only released last November.
What are the differences between the two generations?
It would seem that the biggest difference lies in the addition of the M2 versions of the M1 Pro and M1 chips that the firm offers through its current models. Mark Gurman said in his last article that the MacBook Pro M2 Pro and M2 Max should benefit from better performance, mainly on the graphics side. A fairly logical prediction given that, during WWDC 2022, Apple announced that the M2 chip brings a 35% power gain compared to the M1.
This percentage is simply incredible and offers unparalleled speed. In addition, this increase in power of the M2 Pro and M2 Max for the graphics part is also synonymous with more fluidity and ease in the processing of video files. For their part, the developers will also probably be satisfied with this progress. Mark Gurman also hinted that the new business laptops could arrive this fall.
Launch of new Macs delayed due to global shortage of semiconductors
Given the current situation with semiconductor shortages, Gurman says Apple will be forced to delay the launch. Indeed, this greatly disrupts the supply chain, making it difficult to accurately predict when the MacBook Pro M2 Pro and M2 Max will hit store shelves.
The release date will therefore remain a surprise because of the company’s inability to produce large volumes of processors. On the other hand, if you already own a MacBook Pro M1 Pro or M1 Max, Apple will not have anything extraordinary to offer you other than the M2 chip.