When to Expect the Next MacBook Pro to Launch

If you are considering buying a MacBook Pro, you may be wondering when new models will be released so that you can time your purchase accordingly. Below, we outline when to expect the next 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models to launch.

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Keep in mind that rumors are not always accurate, and Apple's plans could change. This article was last reviewed in April 2024.

MacBook Pro: Summary

  • When were the current models released? October 2023
  • When are the next models expected? Late 2024 to early 2025

MacBook Pro: What to Know

Apple last updated the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chip options in October 2023. At the time, it discontinued the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the final Mac that was available with a Touch Bar.

Next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M4, M4 Pro, and M4 Max chips will be among the new Macs that Apple releases "beginning late this year and extending into early next year," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. More specifically, he expects a lower-end 14-inch MacBook Pro with an M4 chip to launch "around the end of 2024," and higher-end 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M4 Pro and M4 Max chips to launch "between the end of 2024 and early 2025."

M4 AI Optimized Feature
No major upgrades or design changes have been rumored for the MacBook Pro this year, beyond M4 chips, which will likely be modestly faster than M3 chips. Gurman said the M4 chips are "designed to highlight artificial intelligence," suggesting that the chips may have a faster and more efficient Neural Engine for artificial intelligence tasks.

More significant upgrades like an OLED display, a touch screen, and built-in cellular connectivity are not expected to be added to the MacBook Pro until 2025 or beyond.

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