It’s only been a few days since Apple introduced a new generation of its custom chipset with the M2 and a round of updated laptops, including the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. But even though WWDC 2022 keynote is over, the rumor mill never stops. Now there are several reports on what’s next in Apple’s pipeline, and several of the elements will feel very familiar.
Over kl BloombergMark Gurman’s latest report based on his sources claims that updated 14- and 16-inch M2-based MacBook Pros can be shipped at the end of this year or early 2023. These will come with M2 Max chips that expand on the 10 CPUs. cores and 32 GPU cores of their highest predecessor with 12 CPU cores and up to 38 GPU cores.
Where it gets interesting is a note that says we should expect to see the first 15-inch version of the MacBook Air as soon as next spring. It could be followed by a new 12-inch laptop that is under development and can be delivered late next year or early 2024. New versions of the Mac Pro and Mac Mini are also still being tested, along with any next-generation M3 chips. . If these reports come out, Apple will have a pretty crowded range of laptops in a couple of years.
Separate analyst Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants tweeter(via 9to5Mac) that, based on his sources, a 14.1-inch iPad Pro with Mini LED backlight and ProMotion screen is under development, with a possible launch early next year. Bloombergs Gurman also mentioned that new versions of the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros are under development for launch later this year, along with a larger version that takes advantage of iOS 16’s new multitasking tweaks.
We called last year’s new MacBook Pros with M1 Series chips a comeback for Apple. They are expensive and still have some annoying quirks, but they followed up the launch of the M1-equipped MacBook Air satisfactorily, and it seems that Apple is ready to expand a product range that shrank as the road to the future of laptops took a detour.
A cheaper option for people who get large laptops that they do not plan to move around seems like an obvious choice, and once Apple’s supply chain issues are resolved, a smaller, cheaper laptop makes more sense than ever. At the same time, the iPadOS 16s just unveiled enhanced multitasking asks for a larger screen to operate on. Apple unveiled its 12-inch MacBook in 2019, the same year they dropped the 15-inch MacBook Pro when it introduced a 16-inch version. But as we noticed when these rumors circulated in March, it has not had a product on the large but cheaper market since the iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 lines were dropped in 2006.