Apple Silicon Mac Pro Reportedly Not Coming at WWDC, Mac Studio Refresh Likely Delayed Until M3

The Apple silicon Mac Pro will not be among the new hardware announcements at WWDC 2023, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman believes.

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Speaking on the latest episode of The MacRumors Show, Gurman explained that while he still expects the new ‌Mac Pro‌ to launch this year, it is unlikely to emerge at WWDC in June. This is a significant delay over when the machine was originally expected to launch.

He added that the next-generation Mac Studio will likely not contain M2-series chips, with Apple postponing a refresh of the device until the M3 generation to avoid cannibalizing the new Mac Pro.

Gurman also said that the new 15-inch MacBook Air, which will contain an M2 chip, was originally supposed to launch last year. This apparently means that the 13-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ could run on a separate chip upgrade cycle to the 15-inch model, with the smaller device potentially set to receive the ‌M3‌ chip well before it comes to the larger model. How Apple plans to align the chip upgrade cycle of the two devices in the long term remains to be seen.

Following up on an earlier report, Gurman said that he now expects the "in-air typing" text input method to be present on Apple's mixed-reality headset when it launches, despite its "finicky" experience. He added that the device's two-hour battery life may be likely to remain through successive generations of the mixed-reality headset, much like how the two standard Apple Watch model sizes have had no battery life improvements since their announcement in 2014.

For more of Gurman's latest thoughts on Apple's upcoming hardware announcements, listen to the latest episode of The MacRumors Show on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or your preferred podcast player.

Top Rated Comments

ThisBougieLife Avatar
6 weeks ago
Seeming more and more true that Apple really hit a roadblock and backed themselves into a corner with making an Apple Silicon machine truly "modular" and offering something beyond what the Mac Studio offers.

What doesn't make sense to me is how they couldn't have seen this coming.

"Let's put everything onto the SOC!"
"But we're still going to have a super modular, upgradeable Mac Pro!"
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sw1tcher Avatar
6 weeks ago
Almost 4 years without an update. SMH

I'm going to need more new emojis to keep me from being too sad.
Score: 53 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hardwickj Avatar
6 weeks ago
"If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will"

- Steve Jobs
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blazerunner Avatar
6 weeks ago
Just release an Intel 13900k Mac Pro and call it a day. That CPU runs circles around anything and everything Apple has to offer. Jesus christ, it's NOT that hard. A company worth 3 trillion dollars cant sell a good computer? That's embarrassing.
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greenbreadmmm Avatar
6 weeks ago

Why? What would that accomplish?
The ram and gpu requirements that come with using a Mac Pro
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
reallynotnick Avatar
6 weeks ago
Time to move back to x86 already?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)