Apple Reportedly Developing New MacBook Pro with Upcoming M4 Chip

  • Apple is developing a new MacBook Pro with the unannounced M4 chip.
  • The M4 chip is said to be based on Apple’s upcoming A18 processor.

Apple is developing a new MacBook Pro powered by the yet-to-be-announced M4 chip, as per Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The new M4 chip will succeed the current M3 chip, which is Apple’s first to be based on the 3nm architecture. Here’s what to expect.

MacBook Pro With M4 Chip is in the Works

According to Gurman, Apple has just started working on the formal development of the MacBook Pro with the M4 chip. The M4 chip is rumoured to be based on the A18, Apple’s upcoming chip for this year’s iPhone 16 lineup.

Both chips are expected to bring more Neural Engine cores to handle AI-related tasks, aligning with the anticipated iOS 18 and macOS 15 updates. For comparison, the Neural Engine of the A17 Pro chip can process up to 35 trillion operations per second.

To recall, the current MacBook Pro, launched in October 2023, was the first to sport the M3 chip, featuring a 3-nanometer technology similar to the A17 Pro chip in the iPhone 15 Pro.

Apple M3 MacBook Pro in India starts at Rs 1,69,900

According to the Cupertino Giant, the M3 chip is 30% more powerful than the M1 chip, which was unveiled in November 2020. Apple also introduced the M3 Pro and M3 Max variants for the high-end versions of the MacBook Pro.

Apple recently introduced the M3 MacBook Air and the iMac lineup has already been updated with an M3 chip. The Mac mini, Mac Studio, and Mac Pro are still awaiting their turn. Hence, maybe this will happen first before the M4 launch.

Details regarding the upcoming M4 chip and the MacBook Pro remain unknown but could launch this year or maybe next year. Proper details are still awaited, so, it would be best to take these details with a grain of salt and wait for something more substantial.