Rumor: New 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pros Delayed Until Next Year

Contrary to rumors that Apple will announce new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros powered with the yet to be announced M2 Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chips in November, a new rumor has suggested Apple will instead release the new laptops next year.

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According to a post from the account "yeux1122" on the Korean blog Naver, citing a supply chain source, the updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will not launch until early next year, around the March timeframe. According to the account, which has a mixed track record, supply chain activities related to the updated MacBook Pros are operating per a schedule suggesting a launch next year, not November.

Historically, Apple has launched new Macs in November multiple times, including the original 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019 and the first three Macs with the M1 chip in 2020, adding credence to the idea new MacBook Pro models were imminent.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has said he expects the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros to be released in the "near future" and "within the coming months" as rumors have suggested a launch in November to follow past precedent. During the company's latest earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's "product lineup is set" ahead of the holidays, possibly suggesting there will be no new product launches this year as Apple gears up for the holiday season.

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Top Rated Comments

maflynn Avatar
21 months ago
I can't say that I'm surprised.

The only thing I'm disappointed is that it would have caused the M1 16" MBP to be discounted. Now I may have to wait, as I'm perfectly happy to buy a M1 version and not the M2.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
21 months ago
Appleinsider seemed to think, based on Tim Cook saying on the earnings call that the product line was "set for the year," leading into the holidays, that we are basically done with new apple releases for the year. I tend to agree.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Leon Ze Professional Avatar
21 months ago
If the new 14 and 16 inch Macbook Pro's are released in March next year.

I think Apple will skip the M2 nomenclature and go straight to the 3nm M3 for the pro and max CPUs.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ombrenelcielo Avatar
21 months ago
There’s absolutely no reason for Apple to continue the yearly refresh cycles right now. I hope they shift to a 2 year one. It would benefit both the consumers as well as the environment.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomtad Avatar
21 months ago
Doesn't matter really, this will be a relatively minor chip bump with no other changes. The current machines are lightning fast as it is.

When they get round to sorting that notch let me know.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Leon Ze Professional Avatar
21 months ago
In March 2023 we could get a Mac centric event that will be jammed pack.

--> 14 and 16 inch M3 Pro and Max - Macbook Pro?
--> Mac Mini with M3 Pro?
--> Mac Pro with M3 Extreme?
--> 15 inch Macbook Air with M3?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)