Twitter user @Wade Penner spotted an unreleased MacBook Pro in the Canadian regulatory database. As per the shared screenshot of the filing, the new laptop supports Wi-Fi 6E with a 6GHz band and more.
Throughout the second half of 2022, rumor mills claimed that Apple would unveil its new high-end laptops in November but the company did not. Earlier this month, a Taiwanese publisher, DigiTimes reported that the next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models were facing additional delays and it was not clear when the new laptop models would launch.
However, new reports indicate that the situation might have changed.
Launch of new MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips imminent
The filing in the Canada Radio Equipment List database documents an unreleased MacBook Pro model with an A2779 HVIN (hardware version identification number) which was approved on January 11, 2023.
The wireless frequency of the new laptop reveals it supports Wi-Fi 6E with a 6GHz band for more bandwidth, faster speeds, and lower latency. The 2021 MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips support Wi-Fi 6 with 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.
New Apple MacBook Pro model A2779 seen in Industry Canada Radio Equipment List database. Approved on January 11, 2023. Likely the new M2 Max or M2 Pro. Device will support WiFi 6E / 6GHz band. pic.twitter.com/KmSo1aGp7G
— Wade Penner (@wadepenner) January 16, 2023
Recently, Jon Prosser for FrontPageTech tweeted that Apple was going to announce the first product of 2023 via a press release of January 2023. The hint gave rise to speculation that the tech company was finally going to introduce next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Max and Pro chips which were first reported to launch in late 2022.
It is reported that the new MacBook Pro will feature the same design language as the 2021 models. Although it appears to be coincidental that the unreleased MacBook Pro was spotted the same day as the news of the 2023 product announcement on Jan 17, its launch appears to be imminent.
The listing can be verified on the Canadian Equipment website easily by searching for the laptop through the A2779 HVIN or 579C-A2779 certification number.