25 October 2022
Apple is done with the majority of the product launches for the year. It has taken the wraps off the iPhone 14 series, Apple Watch models, and iPad models but we are waiting for new MacBook models. There were rumors of the launch taking place in the fall but a fresh report claims it has been pushed back to the next year.
Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has cited his sources to report Apple's plans for releasing new MacBook Pro models in the early half of the next year. It is expected to be during the first quarter of 2023 to be more specific. Apple is said to be thinking of releasing these new models at the same time as macOS Ventura 13.3 and iOS 16.3 release. These new software builds are expected to debut sometime during early February or early March 2023.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, also spoke at the company's quarterly earnings call where he confirmed their product lineup is set for the holiday season. This suggests there will not be any more new product launches from Apple this year. Luca Maestri, CFO at Apple, also said, "we have a very challenging compare against last year, which had the benefit of the launch and associated channel fill of our newly redesigned MacBook Pro with M1".
Apple's lineup of new MacBook Pro models is said to include 14-inch and 16-inch models. These will be powered by the new M2 chipset that should deliver better and faster performance than before. More specifically, we can see the new M2 Pro and M2 Max processors available on the upcoming MacBook models.