Apple hosted its September event for the iPhone 14 series, Apple Watch models and the new AirPods Pro. The company is now rumoured to host another event in October for the launch of new premium products. There will be no new iPhones but Apple instead plans to launch new MacBook machines alongside the iPad lineup in October. At the October event, Apple is likely to launch the 14-inch MacBook Pro alongside the 16-inch variant.
The piece of information comes from a DigiTimes report (via), which does not mention any specifics. The report stated that Apple will launch new MacBook Pro models during the fourth quarter of 2022. Since the 13-inch MacBook Pro has already received an update this year with an M2 chip, one can only expect Apple to launch the 14-inch and 16-inch variants of its MacBook lineup.
Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch, 16-inch Launch Tipped
Apple is likely to launch two new MacBook Pro machines with 14-inch and 16-inch displays and the new M2 Pro and M2 Max SoCs this year. The company has not officially confirmed any details but DigiTimes claims that the new MacBook Pro machines are indeed coming this year.
Previously, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman had claimed that Apple’s 14-inch and 16-inch Pro MacBooks are in the development and testing stage. The tipster claimed that the two models feature the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had previously stated that the new machines will have very few new features on top of the powerful SoCs.
The design is likely to remain the same. This means that the MacBook Pros will feature flatter edges for the chassis, a notch at the top of the display for the webcam, multiple ports, etc.
It is currently unknown if the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips will be made on a 3nm process and are ready for commercial use. If not, Apple is likely to launch its new chipsets based on a 5nm process. Even though the chipsets will be based on a 5nm process, they are expected to get performance and efficiency gains, courtesy of TSMC’s new 5nm process called N5P.
Apple is yet to reveal the date of its rumoured October event. We will share more details once available.
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