M2-Based MacBook Pro Models Reportedly Delayed to 2023

According to the most recent report, unexpected consequences are to blame for pushing back the release of the upgraded MacBook Pro models until 2023. The new models were supposed to be released in November, but there are a few reasons why Apple could decide against doing so this year.

The upgraded 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models won’t go on sale until early next year, around March, claims a post from the account “yeux1122” on the Korean blog Naver, quoting a supplier source. The account, which has a dubious track record, claims that supply chain operations connected to the upgraded MacBook Pros are proceeding according to a timeline that points to a debut in January rather than November.

Related vendor sources.

Contrary to the rumors that it was expected to be released at the end of November this year, the most recent source says it will be released within this year. Apple’s new M2 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models have been postponed without being released .

For example, related parts and supply chain schedules are starting to move based on early next year. Therefore, rather than being released at the end of November, it is expected that it will be released in the market around March of next year.”

Other than this, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman writes in the most recent issue of his Power On newsletter that he has changed his mind and now expects Apple to roll out its next batch of Mac improvements in the first quarter of 2023.

I’m told that Apple is aiming to introduce the upgraded models—including M2-based versions of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros.

Apple has rarely launched new products in January or February during recent years, so I’d expect the new Macs to be announced by the first half of March. That aligns with the planned ship dates for the corresponding software, but also makes sense in light of Apple’s recent history of launching new Macs during that month, including the Mac Studio this year.”

The source was vague on the cause of the new MacBook Pro models’ delay, but it surely has something to do with Apple’s main processor supplier, TSMC. The M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets for the next portable Macs are expected to be mass produced by the Taiwanese firm, according to earlier reports. Additionally, TSMC was said to be supplying the M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme for the Mac Pro and the upgraded Mac Studio, respectively.

Muhammad Zuhair
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