Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says Apple’s new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros equipped with the M2 may not arrive until early next year. Previous rumors had suggested that Apple could release the updated devices by the end of this year. But now Gurman believes they will appear in the first half of March.
This would allow Apple to release the new MacBooks around the same time as the macOS Ventura 13.3 and iOS 16.3 updates, which are expected between early February and March. This prediction aligns with an August tweet from Ming-Chi Kuo. They suggested that Apple could release new MacBook Pros early next year, and a recent rumor from Korean leaker Lanzuk (yeux1122) indicates that new MacBook Pros will arrive in March.
Upgraded 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros aren’t expected to have significant design changes, but they will likely feature more powerful M2 Pro and M2 Max processors. Mark Gurman says the M2 Max chip is rumored to have 12 CPU cores and up to 38 GPU cores, more than the 10 CPU cores and up to 32 GPU cores in the M1 Max.