M4 MacBook Pro Models Expected to Launch in Late 2024

MacBook Pro models with an M4 chip are expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2024, according to display analyst Ross Young. In a tweet for subscribers, Young said that panel shipments for new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are set to begin in the third quarter of 2024, which suggests a launch toward the end of the year.

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Apple started its M4 chip refresh in May with the launch of the M4 iPad Pro, but the first Macs with M4 chips are also slated for a 2024 launch. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple will refresh both the MacBook Pro and Mac mini lineups this year.

The entry-level 14-inch MacBook Pro is expected to get an M4 chip, while the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will be updated with M4 Pro and M4 Max chips. The ‌Mac mini‌ will get M4 and M4 Pro chips. The MacBook Air, Mac Studio, and Mac Pro models won't be updated with M4 chips until 2025, and it is not yet clear when the iMac might see an update with the refreshed chip technology.

Apple's M4 chip is built on an upgraded 3-nanometer node, with Apple first introducing 3-nanometer technology with the M3 line. In Geekbench 6 benchmarks, the M4 chip is up to 25 percent faster than the M3 chip when it comes to multi-core performance, so we could see similar gains for the M4 Pro and M4 Max chips.

Aside from M4 chips, the upcoming MacBook Pro models are not expected to have significant feature updates. Apple is working on OLED display technology, but an OLED MacBook Pro is not expected until 2026 at the earliest.

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Top Rated Comments

kildraik Avatar
4 weeks ago
What a mess. Priorities are skewed.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Heckles Avatar
4 weeks ago
The base M4 MacBook Pro will probably have 8GB of RAM.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
4 weeks ago

It will not. 12GB will be a new minimum RAM option.
That's like analogous 24GB, right?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adamw Avatar
4 weeks ago
I look forward to seeing these M4 MacBook Pro models. I am sure many people here on this forum are also looking forward to M4 Mac models. I have an M3 MacBook Pro with an M3 Pro chip currently, but I am really waiting for the M4 Max or M4 Ultra chip in a revised Mac Studio and/or Mac Pro model.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuzzball84 Avatar
4 weeks ago
Can’t come soon enough, desperately need an M4. But in meantime my core solo Mac mini from 2005/2006 will serve my workflow needs.

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Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
poematik13 Avatar
4 weeks ago
My 2023 M3 pro 16" is gonna last like 7-8 years easily. Thrown all kinds of workflows at it and have only heard the fans once

$499 edu M4 mac mini would be nice though
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)