We are in October, the month which Apple has dedicated to launching new Mac models for the past two years. Although Mark Gurman from Bloomberg has said that the tech giant was not going to hold an October event, he maintained that it would still unveil next-generation Macs via press release.
As we are expecting new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with advanced M2 Pro and Max chips, here is everything we know about the machines so far.
Major changes in 2022 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max to be under the hood
Last year, Apple introduced a new flat edge-to-edge design with more ports in the high-end MacBook Pro models. Therefore, it is likely that the machines will see many major changes in the external design this year.
The new machines are likely to be available in space gray and silver. It is also possible for the company to release them in the blackish-blue “Midnight” color option of the 2022 M2 MacBook Air.
It is also speculated that Apple might introduce color-matched USB-C MagSafe 3 charging cables like with the 24-inch iMac. Last year, consumers were disappointed with only white and silver cables.
Based on the 2021 M1 series chip cycle, it is expected that the 2022 14-inch and 16-inch Macbook Pro would be configured with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips.
The tech giant has already unveiled the M2 chip in the 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro earlier this year which has an “18% faster CPU, 35% more powerful GPU, and 40% faster Neural Engine than the M1 chip. It delivers “new levels of power-efficient performance and capabilities” claims Apple.
Industry sources claim that the M2 Pro chip is built on TSMC’s advanced 3nm process which would deliver even faster performance and power efficiency than the M1 Pro chip built on the 5n process. Macworld expects the new chips to feature the following specs:
- M2 Pro (predicted): up to 10-core CPU, up to 20-core GPU, up to 48GB RAM
- M2 Max (predicted): up to 10-core CPU, 40-core GPU, up to 96GB RAM
Previously, Gurman reported that the upcoming chips would deliver enhanced graphics performance.