According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, second-generation refreshes to the current 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro designs may arrive this fall. He claims that the updated laptop will have more powerful chips based on Apple’s M2.
In their weekly Power On newsletter, the journalist—who has previously reported accurately on upcoming Apple products—wrote that the overall design of the MacBook Pro is “likely to remain roughly the same,” with no major new visual changes or features. does not come beyond. With the M2 generation of System-on-a-Chip.
Gurman predicts that, unsurprisingly, the two new MacBook Pro models will offer buyers a choice between the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. These chips will be much faster and more oriented toward heavy-duty workflows than the M2 shipped in the past few months in the 2022 refresh of the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro.
“Look to focus more on the graphics side,” Gurman writes. that makes sense; The M2 offered a slight increase in CPU performance compared to its predecessor (10 to 20 percent depending on the task), but it offers significantly better graphics performance – up to 40 percent faster.
A fall launch suggests that the MacBook Pro will adopt the annual update cadence like the iPhone. But it also seems a bit more aggressive than we expected. The M1 Pro and M1 Max rolled out a full year after the first M1 machines, so if Apple were to keep the same pace in its second-generation chips, we expect the MacBook Pro to refresh in spring 2023, not 2022 until.
Gurman acknowledges that this is also a possibility. “Given the continuing supply chain challenges,” he writes, “it is difficult to predict when these will hit store shelves.” Still, it’s plausible that the laptops will arrive this fall, despite Apple’s M1 rollout pacing. That’s partly because it may be faster for Apple to develop second-generation chips than the first.
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