Apple no longer expected to release new Macs this year, new models rumored to launch in the first quarter of calendar 2023
In a bit of a last-minute U-turn, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has said he no longer believes Apple will release any new Macs this year, forecasting that the rumored launch of the upgraded M2 MacBook Pro and Mac mini will likely happen in the first quarter of calendar 2023.
Until today, it was widely rumored that Apple would announce M2-based versions of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, and an upgraded version of the Mac mini before the end of the year, with many suggesting that the launch could happen as soon as November.
However, in the latest edition of Gurman’s weekly Power On newsletter, the report claims that he has been told by sources that “Apple is aiming to introduce the upgraded models—including M2-based versions of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros—in the first quarter of calendar 2023,”.
Respected industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously shared that he expects Apple’s next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models to feature minor upgrades over the current M1 Pro and M1 Max machines in Apple’s lineup, besides upgraded chips.
In terms of the Mac mini, the machine is again expected to have relatively minor upgrades over the current model, despite improved performance thanks to a new version of the M2 chip.
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