According to Taiwanese publication DigiTimes, Apple’s next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs are now anticipated to be “delayed once again” from their original “early 2023” release date.
The story doesn’t include a new launch date for the new MacBook Pros. Apple will deliver the laptops in the first half of this year, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who also said that they would have the same features and designs as the present models, but with M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs. According to Gurman, those chips will only slightly outperform the M1 Pro and M1 Max at the moment.
MacBook Pro M2 Variants Expected to Launch by H2 2023
It’s unclear whether Apple’s intentions have altered since Gurman said in late October that the new MacBook Pros will be released in the first quarter of 2023 and that the launches would coincide with the introduction of macOS 13.3. The new MacBook Pros should be available by the end of June at the latest, but ideally before, according to Gurman’s most recent time estimate for the first half of 2023.
The remainder of the study focuses on how, according to anonymous supply chain sources, MacBook shipments would probably decrease by 40% to 50% sequentially in the first quarter of 2023. According to the article, Apple “changing its shipping ratios” by adding Wingtech as a manufacturer of MacBooks is the main cause of the sharp fall.