Apple Plans to Launch New 16″ & 14″ MacBook Pros, Alongside New Mac Mini & Mac Pro in 2023

There have been many speculations about Apple’s approach to its MacBook lineup in 2022. The most notable case of this is when we all expected new Macs to be released by the end of 2022, but they weren’t. 2022 is one of the rare years when Apple didn’t introduce new laptops in the last quarter of its fiscal year. However, according to a source, Apple plans to launch three different variants in its Mac lineup by the end of 2023.

LeaksApplePro reports that Apple intends to launch 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros in March, along with other Mac products in the development stage. The source believes that Apple plans to inaugurate a separate event for its upcoming Mac lineup with various launches planned. 

MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch

Apple’s MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch are expected to debut around March 2023. The date is in line with a claim by the leaker, “yeux1122″  who speculated that supply chain issues had forced Apple to delay its planned launch. 

MacBook Pro | Image: CNET

Regarding modifications, It’s highly probable that the next MacBook Pro 14 and 16 models won’t have any design modifications. This is because these laptops got fresh designs in October 2021, which had smoother corners than earlier iterations. We predict the physical structures of Macs to remain unchanged for the time being as Apple doesn’t upgrade them yearly. 

The integrated Apple Silicon SoC is the significant change expected with the upcoming MacBooks. The next iteration of the CPUs that power the current MacBook Pro, the Apple M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, will undoubtedly be included in the MacBook Pro 14 and 16, but that is about all we can say for sure at this time.

Mac Pro

Details for Apple’s revamped Mac Pro have yet to be much known. However, it is speculated that the system would include an “M2 Ultra‘ chipset with up to 24 cores in its CPU, 76 cores in its GPU, and a RAM of 192 GB. Apple had previously decided to integrate the more powerful “M2 Extreme” but abandoned its plans as it was deemed “too expensive to produce for a very small audience”. In other words, the chip would not be lucrative for the business. 

Image: CNET

Mac Mini

In December 2022, analyst Mark Gurman said that Apple was still developing the M2 and M2 Pro variants of the Mac Mini. According to LeaksApplePro, the design for the Mac Mini would remain the same as its previous generation however, it would include the latest M2 chipset. The only purpose of this device is to provide the latest Apple CPUs and macOS at a highly aggressive pricing to entice new customers into the Apple ecosystem. 

Mac Mini | Image: AppleInsider

The business plans to discontinue certain Mac products, like the Mac Studio, while continuing to develop others, including a new iMac Pro. Make sure to keep following us to receive further updates about Apple’s Mac lineup in the future.

Source: LeaksApplePro (via HowToiSolve)


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