Kuo: New MacBook Pro and iPad Pro Models to Enter Mass Production This Year

Apple suppliers will begin mass production of new 14-inch MacBook Pro, 16-inch MacBook Pro, and iPad Pro models in the fourth quarter of 2022, and all of the devices will likely remain equipped with 5nm chips, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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In a pair of tweets, Kuo said Apple's chipmaking partner TSMC will not begin shipping 3nm chips until January 2023, and therefore he expects the new MacBook Pro and iPad Pro models to stick with 5nm chips. The new iPad Pro with an M2 chip is expected to be released in October, but timing for the new MacBook Pro models is less clear, with some rumors suggesting a release later this year and others pointing towards a 2023 launch.

The new MacBook Pro models are expected to be equipped with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, which some earlier reports had suggested could be Apple's first 3nm chips. However, if the latest information shared by Kuo is accurate, the first Apple devices with chips based on TSMC's 3nm process will not be released until some point next year.

In addition to future Macs and iPads, the A17 Bionic chip in next year's iPhone 15 Pro is also expected to be a 3nm chip.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
8 months ago
Personally, I have a feeling these products are reserved for the Apple Event in Spring of 2023.

My fingers are crossed I hope New Macbook Pro 14" and 16" comes in Mid-night color.
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MayaUser Avatar
8 months ago
Hope Apple will not release 5nm 14" and 16" Mbp when the 3nm is 4-6 months away
They should wait for Spring event
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Freida Avatar
8 months ago
I'd really like M2 Pro Mac Mini.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
munpip214 Avatar
8 months ago

Hope Apple will not release 5nm 14" and 16" Mbp when the 3nm is 4-6 months away
They should wait for Spring event
It’s not like apple can just delay or switch over to a different process node when they feel like. It takes years of designing and if they are shipping 5nm soon it means they had test chips a year ago. But you can be sure they are working on M3 probably on 3nm and also starting initial M4 work.
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TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
8 months ago

You stop with that Spring 23 crap now! I need it sooner)))))))
Here you go! No need to wait. Take advantage of the back-to-school promotion. You're welcome :p


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Deep Dish Avatar
8 months ago

Dunno why this is always so hard for some people on here to accept. There’s always this line of “It’s still an upgrade from what you have now”– entirely true, however the implication is that we should buy something that we will need to upgrade a year earlier, while paying full price.

I say this as someone who might bite the bullet on an M1 16” anyway because I really need to get rid of this butterfly monster.
I loved my Mac Studio, but my family is selling off everything and spending next year traveling around Europe. Not really practical to lug around a desktop and 27" monitor to 11 different countries. Now I'm back on my 2013 MBP, and it's beyond painfully slow.
I don't care about the fact that the current 14" MBP is almost a year old because it's still perfectly powerful for my needs. What I do care about is how long Apple will support these M1 chips with MacOS updates. My 2013 MBP is still on Catalina, and a lot of my software can't be updated anymore because of that. If waiting a few months buys me another year of an OS update, I'll wait.
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