Kuo: Next 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Will Have Limited New Features

Apple's next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will feature new chips, but few other changes, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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In a post on Medium today, Kuo said Apple has lowered its fourth quarter shipment forecast for the new MacBook Pro models by 20% to 30% before mass production of the notebooks begins due to lower than expected demand. Kuo said signs of a recession and fewer people working from home are two reasons for Apple's reduction in orders, while "limited new selling points" for the new MacBook Pro models may also impact demand.

"The main upgrade of the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros is only the adoption of new processors," wrote Kuo, in the Medium post. "The limited new selling points may also result in lower-than-expected demand."

It's unsurprising that few changes are planned for the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models given the notebooks launched with a significant redesign in October 2021 that included a notch at the top of the display, the return of ports like MagSafe and HDMI, and more. MacBooks often go multiple generations between major hardware changes.

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are expected to be equipped with Apple's M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, which Kuo believes will remain 5nm. Apple is expected to hold an event in October focused on new iPad and Mac models, but it's unclear if the new MacBook Pro models will be announced at that event or at some point next year.

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roland.g Avatar
13 weeks ago
They are laptops. Faster, better battery. What else can you really expect. It's a laptop.
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antiprotest Avatar
13 weeks ago
I will wait till the next MacBook that has UNLIMITED new features.
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neuropsychguy Avatar
13 weeks ago
Call me shocked and get me an ambulance! This has to be the most unsurprising rumor in a long time.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thevelvetdevil Avatar
13 weeks ago
I mean the current design is only a year old, and they really knocked it out of the park with that design refresh...
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macsorcery Avatar
13 weeks ago
rubbing my m2 midnight air while reading this...
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
13 weeks ago
Personally, I think they will be announced in Spring 2023 at, the Apple event.

If apple is only going to upgrade the 14" & 16" MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro/M2 Max Chips. At least offer them in new colors, please. Hint: MacBook Pro 14" / 16" model in Midnight.
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