There had been hope that the company would update its 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips next month; however, during the company's earnings call, CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple's product lineup is set for the holidays.
"As we approach the holiday season with our product lineup set, I'd like to share my gratitude to our retail, AppleCare, and channel teams for the work they are doing to support customers."
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman is now predicting that we'll see Apple introduce the new MacBook Pros in the first quarter of 2023, alongside macOS Ventura 13.3 and iOS 16.3 updates. Those will likely launch between early February and the beginning of March.
If you can't wait until Spring the 14-inch MacBook Pro (1TB) is on sale for $300 off today and the 16-inch MacBook Pro (1TB) is on sale for $400 off.
Gurman also notes that although the Apple Silicon Mac Pro is running behind schedule, it will be superior to what the company 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. I believe that Apple had originally planned to use a variation of the M1 chip, but at some point made the decision to hold off until versions of the M2 with more CPU and graphics cores are available.
He also suggests that Apple may be waiting until it can build chips using TSMC's 3nm process which will offer performance improvements over the first M1 and M2 chips made using a 5nm process.
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