Apple’s next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips were expected to launch in the first quarter of 2023 but the high-end laptops are facing yet another delay.
Apple’s MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max might debut at the annual developers’ conference WWDC
DigiTimes’ new report details that MacBook shipments were cut by 40-50% in the first quarter of 2023 according to unnamed supply chain sources. It also mentions that the next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are now facing additional delays. However, it is not clear when the new MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max will launch.
In a recent report, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said Apple was planning to debut the laptops in the first half or spring of 2023, along with macOS 13.3. The laptops will replicate the same designs and features as the current models, but they will be powered by advanced M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. Gurman also said that M2 Pro and M2 Max chips would offer only marginal performance improvement over the M1 Pro and M1 Max.
The latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip was released in June 2022 and features the new M2 chip. Thus, it is likely that the larger 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models might release at the WWDC 23 or before the end of this year.
TSMC Apple’s chipmaking partner had started mass production of 3nm chips in late December but reports have conflicted that whether the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips will be 3nm or remain the same 5nm like M1 Pro and M1 Max.
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