After releasing the MacBook Pro M2 and MacBook Air, Apple is still expected to launch a few Mac M2s between 2022 and 2023. In his Light Up newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says the company has an internal goal to launch the new MacBook Pro M2 Pro and M2 Max as early as this fall.
According to Gurman, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with higher-performance M2 processors are already in the works. He says the overall design and features of the machines are “likely to stay pretty much the same,” as Apple just revamped that machine with a redesign, more ports, a MagSafe charger, a better display, and an improved webcam.
The Bloomberg report claims that the new 14-inch and 16-inch models are expected to receive new chips, the M2 Pro and M2 Max processors, which are iterations of last year’s M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.
Gurman gives important information on what to expect from the MacBook Pro M2 Pro and M2 Max:
“Look for much of the graphics side’s attention, just like with the standard M2.”
References for the MacBook Pro’s M2 chip show that its single-core performance is about 11.56% faster than the M1 chip, while multi-core performance is up about 19.45%. The M1 chip also includes some features that only existed on the high-end processors of the M1 family, such as increased performance in 4K video encoding and decoding and support for faster LP5 memory.
In this case, Gurman believes that the Mac M2 Pro and M2 Max will focus on the graphics side, which could be ideal for professional users who need to perform more demanding tasks with video editing, coding, etc.
Finally, the MacBook Pro M2 Pro and M2 Max could be launched between fall 2022 and spring 2023. According to a Bloomberg reporter, “Given the persistent challenges in the supply chain, it’s difficult to predict exactly when they’ll hit store shelves.”
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