Next-Generation MacBook Pro Models With M2 Pro and M2 Max Chips Reportedly 'Delayed Once Again'

Apple's next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips were slated to hit the market in "early 2023," but the laptops are now expected to be "delayed once again," according to Taiwanese publication DigiTimes.

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The report does not offer a revised launch timeframe for the new MacBook Pros. In his newsletter last weekend, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said Apple planned to release the laptops in the first half of this year and said they will have the same designs and features as the current models, but with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. Gurman said those chips will offer only marginal performance improvements over the current M1 Pro and M1 Max.

In late October, Gurman said Apple planned to release the new MacBook Pros in the first quarter of 2023 and had tied the launches to an upcoming macOS 13.3 release, but it's unclear if those plans have changed since then. Based on Gurman's latest timeframe of the first half of 2023, the new MacBook Pros should finally be released by Apple's annual developers conference WWDC in June at the latest, but hopefully sooner.

Apple's chipmaking partner TSMC started mass production of 3nm chips in late December, but reports have conflicted as to whether the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips will be 3nm or remain 5nm like the M1 Pro and M1 Max.

The rest of the report is focused on how MacBook shipments will likely decline 40% to 50% sequentially in the first quarter of 2023, citing unnamed supply chain sources. The report claims that Apple "adjusting its shipment ratios" by adding Wingtech as a MacBook assembler is the primary reason for the substantial decline.

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Top Rated Comments

ThisBougieLife Avatar
4 weeks ago
It's those freakin' goggles again, isn't it? :mad:
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
v0lume4 Avatar
4 weeks ago

Should have stuck with Intel.
Or switched to AMD!! ??
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
v0lume4 Avatar
4 weeks ago
It was originally my assumption when Apple switched to their own silicon that their release cadence would ramp up dramatically. I think we all thought it would. And at the beginning, it did. However, things have seemingly slowed to a crawl since Apple completed their M1 rollout. What’s going on?

Edit - I’m going to eat my words a little. Maybe it just feels longer than it has actually been. M1 to M2 was about a year and a half-ish. The M1 Pro/Max to M2 Pro/Max will have been a year and a half-ish. That’s not too bad. Apple has got to stay competitive in performance though. AMD is bringing the heat!
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
james2538 Avatar
4 weeks ago

The vast majority of people don't need refreshes every year.
The vast majority of people aren’t upgrading every year. Timely updates are useful for people like me, who just had to buy a 15th month old laptop because my old one broke.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
4 weeks ago
Fine with me. Enjoying my 14” and not looking forward to that day known all too well to Apple fans when it becomes not the current model anymore.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
4 weeks ago

Should have stuck with Intel.
Not for the laptops, absolutely not.

But for the Mac Pro… Now that’s a different story.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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