Apple is working on new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, although they will be modest tweaks following a comprehensive overhaul in 2021.We know that the machines will outfitter with M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs, resulting in significant performance gains. This guide summarizes all we know about the impending 16- and 4-inch MacBook Pro models, and it will be modernized when new information becomes available.
DesignThe revised 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will not have any design modifications. Apple just modified the design of the M1 Pro and M1 Max computers, which will release in 2021, and the corporation typically uses the same format for several years.
Apple's unibody design makes it metal, but the form has changed to be flatter and less curved at the bottom. The computers have an all-black keyboard, a vast Force Touch Trackpad, and two speaker grilles on the keyboard's side. Current MacBook Pro models include mini-LED screens with ProMotion technology, small 3.5mm bottom of the display and bezels on the top, and a notch that contains the 1080p resolution.
M2 Pro and M2 Max Chips
Though we don't expect any design changes, Apple believes to be preparing to employ M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs in the improved MacBook Pro models.
The M2 Max can accommodate up to 64GB of Unified Memory. Gurman did not provide any information about the M2 Pro, but it expects to be less potent than the M2 Max.
According to leaked Geekbench findings from an M2 Max processor, it will offer moderate performance increases over the M1 Max chip. The chip, found in an unreleased Mac branded "Mac14,6," scored 1853 on a single-core test and 13855 on a multi-core test. A second benchmark resulted in a single-core performance of 1889 and a multi-core performance of 14586.
The M1 Max, on the other hand, received a single-core score of 1755 and a multi-core score of 12333.
3nm vs. 5nm
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, manufacturing of revised versions of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models would begin in the 2022 fourth quarter, and the new devices may need to have the superior 3-nanometer CPUs that are in the works. According to Kuo, the new machines might use 5-nanometer circuits manufactured on Apple supplier TSMC's existing technology.
According to Taiwan's Commercial Times, Apple intends to employ a 3-nanometer semiconductor for the improved 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, and these computers would be the first to use the 3nm technology. Because rumors differ on this topic, we'll have to wait until we hear more to establish what's true.
Possible FeaturesApple is developing OLED panels for future products, including MacBook Pro versions. Some speculations stated that Apple might add OLED panels as early as 2022, but more current evidence indicates that OLED technology won't be available until 2024, so a 2023 upgrade is unlikely.
There have also been reports that Apple is working on Face ID for the Mac and that the higher-end MacBook Pro models would be excellent candidates for the technology. Still, no specific rumors exist that Face ID will be coming to the Mac with the MacBook Pro update.
Launch DateApple debuted the M1 Pro and M1 Max 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models in October 2021, and while Macs are frequently refreshed yearly, Apple will only offer new MacBook Pro models in 2023.
According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models featuring M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs are "deep into development and testing." Gurman first stated that it would release the laptops in late 2022 but then stated that Apple had opted to release the new computers in 2023. At this time, we anticipate a 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro redesign in early 2023.
Apple upgraded the 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 processor in June 2022, the machine's first update since the M1 MacBook Pro debuted in 2020.