M2 Pro, M2 Max MacBook Pro models could arrive by fall


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Apple’s second and third chip releases in the M2 generation could land within months, with a report claiming M2 Pro and M2 Max-equipped MacBook Pro models could arrive as soon as this fall.

At WWDC 2022, Apple introduced its M2 chip generation with updated MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models, starting the influx of new hardware with the latest chip iteration. If we are to believe a report, the M2 could be joined by its stable mates within months.

According to Mark Gurman’s “Power On” newsletter for: BloombergApple has an aggressive internal schedule for the M2 Pro and M2 Max. Packed in an updated 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro, launches could be in the fall, or at least early 2023.

Gurman previously offered in June that an M2 Pro-equipped MacBook Pro would be on the way, in addition to a Mac mini. At the time, however, he said the updates would arrive within the next year and did not offer more precise timing.

An update in the fall could take place for the 14-inch and 16-inch models, but there is a risk that the existing M1 Pro and M1 Max-based models may be outdated earlier than usual for Mac releases. Apple launched the first Apple Silicon versions in Fall 2021, so an update in Fall 2022 would equate to a one-year cycle rather than the commonly observed 1.5-year or two-year cycle.

As part of the upgrade, users shouldn’t expect much in the way of physical changes as the designs will “probably stay about the same”. The 14-inch and 16-inch models already benefit from a notched screen, extra ports, MagSafe and other features, so they probably won’t go through a MacBook Air-esque transformation.