14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros powered by Apple’s M2 chips coming in early 2023?
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said that the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are on the horizon and are unlikely to feature the highly anticipated 3nm process. Indeed, Kuo predicts that business MacBook updates will go into mass production in the fourth quarter of 2022.
According to Kuo’s tweet, these machines ” could still adopt the advanced 5nm node “. The latter is the same process node used by the recent M2 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models. It is therefore logical to conclude that Apple’s first 3nm MacBook chips will not debut on the devices mentioned before.
The other rumors
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said according to 9to5Mac that Apple ” had an internal goal to launch the new MacBook Pro M2 Pro and M2 Max this fall “. He also added that 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with the more capable M2 processors are already in the works. Also according to Gurman, everything about the general design and features of these machines are likely to remain the same. This first rumor goes in the same direction as Kuo’s words.
Incidentally, there’s a report from the Commercial Times of Taiwan spotted by MacRumors, which suggests that Apple’s M2 Pro chip is going to be the first product to feature TSMC’s 3nm technology. The report says it will be available in the second half of 2022. Kuo’s analysis therefore differs from this publication as the analyst claims otherwise.
The October Apple Event
Leaks are all over the place, it’s hard to tell who’s right and who’s wrong about the Cupertino company’s new products. That’s why we have to wait for Apple’s launch event in October to get more clarification.
A few new iPads are expected during this event, such as the launch of the M2 iPad Pro and the iPad 10th generation. But it seems that M2-powered Mac computers are also on the menu during this special event which will take place in October. The Verge says it’s possible an M2 Mac Mini could be part of the lot.