The new MacBook Pro. Incredible performance with the M1 Pro or M1 Max chip. Amazing battery life. And a 14” or 16” Liquid Retina XDR display.
When the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are refreshed, we don’t anticipate any design modifications. Apple recently altered the appearance with the introduction of the M1 Pro and M1 Max devices in 2021, and the business frequently sticks with the same style for several years.
Apple’s unibody design is still made of metal, but the shape has been changed to be flatter and less curved at the bottom. The devices have two speaker grilles on either side of the keyboard, a huge Force Touch Trackpad, and an all-black keyboard.
The most recent MacBook Pro models have notch-mounted 1080p webcams, mini-LED panels with ProMotion technology, and thin 3.5mm bezels at the top and bottom of the display.
M2 Pro and M2 Max Chips
There will be internal modifications, even though we don’t anticipate any changes to the outside given that Apple is reportedly considering using M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs in the improved MacBook Pro versions. According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, the M2 Max chip will feature up to a 12-core CPU, an increase from the M1 Max’s 10-core CPU, as well as up to a 38-core GPU, an increase from the GPU’s current limit of 32 cores.
The M2 Max will support unified memory of up to 64GB. Although Gurman withheld information about the M2 Pro, it is anticipated that it will be less potent than the M2 Max.
3nm vs. 5nm
Production of upgraded 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The revised models might not contain the superior 3-nanometer CPUs that are currently being developed. Instead, according to Kuo, the new machines might use 5-nanometer chips made using the current TSMC process, an Apple supplier.
The improved 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro versions will reportedly have Apple’s first 3nm chips, according to Taiwan’s Commercial Times, which also claimed that these devices will be the first to use them. As there are conflicting rumors at the moment regarding this matter, we’ll need to wait till we learn more before deciding which is true.
Apple is developing OLED screens for next gadgets, including MacBook Pro iterations. Some rumors said Apple might release OLED panels as early as 2022, but more current reports claim OLED technology won’t be available until 2024, making the 2023 upgrade appear unlikely.
There have also been reports that Apple is developing Face ID for the Mac, and the more expensive MacBook Pro models would be ideal candidates for the technology. However, there have been no specific rumors that the Face ID technology will be included in the MacBook Pro upgrade.
Apple released the M1 Pro and M1 Max 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models in October 2021, and despite the fact that Macs occasionally receive yearly updates, Apple is delaying the release of new MacBook Pro models until 2023.
According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, the M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs in the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are “deep into development and testing.” Gurman first predicted that the laptops would go on sale in the latter half of 2022, but he later said that Apple had decided to wait until 2023 to sell the new devices. Right now, we anticipate a 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro redesign in the first half of 2023.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro received its first update from Apple since the M1 model debuted in 2020 in June 2022, when the company introduced the M2 model.