Gurman: Apple Event on March 8, At Least Four M2 Macs to Launch Later This Year

In his Power On newsletter today, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reiterated that Apple is planning to hold a virtual event on Tuesday, March 8 to introduce new iPhone SE and iPad Air models, which are both expected to feature an A15 chip and 5G support.


Gurman said Apple also plans to launch at least one new Mac this spring, but it's unclear if that Mac would be introduced at Apple's event. This new Mac could be a high-end Mac mini powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, as an Apple silicon replacement for the 27-inch iMac is not expected to launch until as late as August or September.

Apple has at least four new Macs powered by M2 chips in its pipeline, including refreshed models of the MacBook Air, entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, and entry-level Mac mini, according to Gurman. It's likely these Macs will launch later in the year after Apple finishes releasing its final Macs with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.

Gurman believes Apple will remove the Touch Bar from the new entry-level MacBook Pro, and he expects the notebook will lack a ProMotion display.

Top Rated Comments

giggles Avatar
27 months ago
I love how Gurman can squeeze articles and newsletters out of the same rumors over and over again. Tells you something about how thirsty we are for Apple rumors.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
27 months ago
An event just for spec updates? Me thinks not. Gotta have at least some mention of a mac....Right?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac Fly (film) Avatar
27 months ago
Entry level MBP should not exist. Pro should mean Pro. The only entry level Mac portables should be MBA and MBA should get SD Card and MagSafe. Mac portables vs Pro Mac portables should be differentiated by double the number of USB-C ports, support for additional external monitors, computer thickness, much greater power + fans (to justify fans), high refresh displays and larger speakers, purely because you can fit a larger speaker in a bigger chassis. MBA should take an obvious performance hit over all Pro machines, so MBA are fast and MBP are exceedingly fast. Port variety should not take a hit, but USB-C port count should. This makes MBA a great machine with extra portability and MBP a truly amazing machine at higher prices and with some additional expandability and heft—for certain kinds of professionals who need all the power and expandability a Pro portable Mac deserves.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macar00n Avatar
27 months ago
Any news on when Apple will be able to put a stable OS on the Mac?
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ilikewhey Avatar
27 months ago
come onnn mba m2, i been putting off buying a m1 mba for 5 months now cause of this.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
theluggage Avatar
27 months ago

An event just for spec updates? Me thinks not. Gotta have at least some mention of a mac....Right?
Now that, thanks to pandemics, an "Event" can just mean "Releasing a promo video" rather than choosing a data that avoids other events, booking a venue, sending out invitations weeks in advance etc. it might make sense to have smaller, more frequent events.

Frankly, though, these rumours are getting more and more a case of "Pope still not converting to Buddhism" and "Bears still relieving themselves in the woods". iMac and high-end Mini to be replaced sometime this year? You don't say! M2 Macs coming in a year or so? Well I'll be!

The only slightly interesting suggestion is that the 13" MBP might be getting an M2 update - my money would have been on it being dropped once the M2 Air comes out.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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