Exclusive - New 14" and 16" Macbook Pros Can Arrive As Soon As In WWDC 2023
Updated: Dec 5, 2022
When Apple Silicon made its way to Macbooks in late 2020, the California giant was able to disrupt the entire laptop industry by introducing products that offered mind-blowing performance with impossible-to-believe energy efficiency.
The 2021 Macbook Pros introduced more powerful M1 Pro & M1 Max chips, a complete redesign, and a new 14" model. This year we got the new M2 chip alongside a new Macbook Air and a refreshed 13" Macbook Pro, but there were no refreshes for the bigger Pros. However, we may just get those new Macbook Pros as soon as next year.
Apple may announce new Macbook Pros powered by M2 Pro and M2 Max during WWDC 2023
An internal source told RON Infinitech that Apple is considering the launch of new 14" and 16" Macbook Pro models powered by M2 Pro and M2 Max SoCs during WWDC 2023.
According to an internal tip we received, Apple is considering unveiling its refreshed 14-inch and 16-inch Macbook Pros during the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), next year. If last year's timeline is maintained, the next WWDC should be held in June 2023. At the same event, the company will also introduce the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips that power these new laptops.
What to expect from Apple's upcoming Macbook Pro models?
The new 14" and 16" Macbook Pros are expected to be fairly minor upgrades over their first-gen counterparts. Apple will likely use the same chassis for the refreshed models with maybe one of two tiny visual indicators to differentiate them from their predecessors.
Apple's new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips will also bring incremental upgrades over their last-gen counterparts. While the performance is expected to improve significantly over the M1 Pro and M1 Max, the overall number of improvements may be less than expected. Single-core performance may see a substantial improvement though and the overall core count may increase as well.
While there isn't much else known at this moment, I'm personally expecting HDMI 2.1 support, a faster SD Card slot, and Wi-Fi 6E as these seemed to be left out on purpose in the 2021 models. Wi-Fi 7 and Thunderbolt 5 are relatively new, so I won't expect them just yet, but if Apple wants to be kind to its professional customers, it can definitely go that path.