Next-generation MacBook Pros are tipped to launch early next year. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that the Cupertino-based tech giant could unveil the Macs in the first quarter of 2023.
Apple was tipped to launch new Macs this month or the next. At last week’s quarterly earnings call, CEO Tim Cook called the product line ‘set’ for this holiday season. Additionally, the company’s CFO also added that there would be no MacBook Pro this year like last year.
No MacBook Pros this year, launch expected by March 2023
Considering Apple does not launch products in January and March, it seems likely that the next-generation MacBook Pro will be announced in the first half of March. The Mac Studio also debuted earlier in March this year. The 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros powered by the upgraded M2 processor will arrive as the successors to last year’s models. Gurman adds that the launches have been tied to the upcoming macOS Ventura 13.3 and iOS 16.3. Those software updates are expected to roll out between early February and the beginning of March.
Gurman says “When I first reported on the new MacBook Pros in June, I said that Apple was aiming for a release between the end of 2022 and early 2023, so I wouldn’t consider a March release to be late by any means”
The report also adds that the iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates are expected to be released around mid-December. Apple had earlier hoped to include the MacBook Pro as a part of those releases, but it doesn’t make much sense. Alongside the new MacBooks, Apple will also likely introduce the M2-powered Mac Mini and Apple Silicone Mac Pro.