Kuo: No New Macs or iPads Expected to Launch for Remainder of 2023

Apple is unlikely to release any new Macs or iPads for the remainder of 2023, according to a series of predictions shared in recent weeks by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Macs

Last month, Kuo said Apple was unlikely to release any new MacBooks with the M3 chip this year. All existing MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models are equipped with M2 series chips, so any new models would presumably be equipped with M3 chips, which effectively means that Kuo does not expect any new MacBooks at all for the rest of 2023.

Earlier this week, Kuo added that the 24-inch iMac would be updated next in 2024, ruling out an update to the all-in-one desktop computer this year. All other desktop Macs, including the Mac mini, Mac Studio, and Mac Pro, were already updated in 2023 and are highly unlikely to be updated again until 2024 or later.

Macs by Date Last Updated

  • 15-inch MacBook Air: June 2023
  • Mac Studio: June 2023
  • Mac Pro: June 2023
  • 14-inch MacBook Pro: January 2023
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro: January 2023
  • Mac mini: January 2023
  • 13-inch MacBook Air: June 2022
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro: June 2022
  • iMac: April 2021

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iPads

Last month, Kuo said Apple was unlikely to release any new iPad models before the end of 2023.

Apple has yet to release any new iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, or entry-level iPad models this year. If that trend continues for the remainder of 2023 as expected, it would be the first calendar year with no new iPads released in the device's 13-year history.

iPads by Date Last Updated

  • iPad Pro: October 2022
  • iPad: October 2022
  • iPad Air: March 2022
  • iPad mini: September 2021

Top Rated Comments

klasma Avatar
26 weeks ago
Ok, signing out for this year, see you guys next year!
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuzzball84 Avatar
26 weeks ago
They will now update just after the holiday period... keep those receipts!!

Actually, Id just be happy for them to release hardware and software when ready... not rigidly sticking to some sort of 'release schedule'.

Bring back the 'it just works' and reliability.. and a few more surprises!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
26 weeks ago
Then I shall not be buying any more Apple products for the remainder of 2023!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bradman83 Avatar
26 weeks ago

Not sure why some people get upset about this. These yearly product releases are getting old and are heavy on the wallet for something incremental. I’m victim to it, but at the same time I’m happy for a breather. Next year there is Vision Goggles, likely new AirPod headphones upgraded to USB-C, most certainly iPads, new keyboards, MacBooks, new iPhone of course … and lord knows what else … I’d rather save the rest of this year to decide what my upgrade strategy is for next.
Why would yearly product releases be heavy on the wallet? You're not supposed to buy a new Mac or iPad every year, both should last an average user 3-4 years before needing to be upgraded at a minimum. By then those boring incremental updates will add up to a nice upgrade for those who waited.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuzzball84 Avatar
26 weeks ago

iMac is clearly the biggest joke of them all. Probably couldn't squeeze the margin they wanted by putting in M2 and maybe bumping the storage.
I don't have one, but Ive used one and I have to say, for the majority of their target customer.. its a fantastic all in one.. pretty much nothing else on the market comes close.

Most people will do fine for years and years with that M1
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
siddavis Avatar
26 weeks ago
iMac is clearly the biggest joke of them all. Probably couldn't squeeze the margin they wanted by putting in M2 and maybe bumping the storage.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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