Apple to release new MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips later this year

Apple is still on track to release updated MacBook Pro models later this year, according to a new report. While the report does not mention which size models will be upgraded, they will likely be the 14-inch and 16-inch variants.

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14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros still on track for a 2022 release

As reported by the supply chain publication DigiTimes, the next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro are still on track to be released in 2022. While the report does not mention these exact variants. The 13-inch model was already updated earlier this year with the M2 chip, so the larger variants are likely the next to be released.

Given that Apple has pushed back the release of iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura into October, it has been speculated that the tech giant will hold an event in the same month to announce new iPads and Macs.

Back in June, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported that Apple would release 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with variations of the M2 chip, specifically the M2 Pro and M2 Max. In August, it was reported that TSMC would manufacture Apple’s M2 Pro chip for the MacBook Pro based on the 3nm process. The chips were rumored to enter mass production in September.

Apple’s M2 chip is based on the 5nm process. If its updated 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models feature chips based on the 3nm process, there is going to be a significant improvement in performance which would be impressive considering the glowing reviews the M1 chips and the M2 chip have gotten thus far.

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Gurman has also revealed that new MacBook Pro models with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are “well into development and testing.” 

A report from mid-September, also from DigiTimes, claimed that Apple suppliers are gearing up for the launch of Apple’s upcoming MacBook Pro series. The report came as shipments of existing MacBook Pro models started to slow down.

As for new iPad releases, we know that the 10th-generation redesigned iPad will be a part of the event. As for the iPad Pro, Apple plans to update the device from the M1 to the M2 chip with no major external redesign. 

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