MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 to be launched in spring 2023 with updated chipsets and unchanged designs

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Apple’s next MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 refresh plans have been detailed by Mark Gurman. The M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets were introduced with the release of these two devices in October 2021. Due to its release in November of this year, Apple will no longer be selling the original 16-inch MacBook. A new product segment has emerged in the MacBook Pro series with the MacBook Pro 14, whereas the MacBook Pro 13 is limited to updates with the MacBook Air.

MacBook Pro 14 and 16 will not be sold by Apple for two years, like the Intel-based MacBook Pro 16’s predecessor, according to Gurman. New 14- and 16-inch laptops, on the other hand, may not appear until as late as spring 2023. As a point of perspective, Apple is also likely to release a 15-inch MacBook Air in the same year.

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Alternatively, Apple may announce the pair in the fall of 2022 with the disclaimer that ‘given the persistent supply-chain issues, it’s hard to anticipate exactly when they will be on store shelves.’ Separately, both should maintain the design of their predecessor, which is understandable given Apple’s penchant for reusing prior models. As Gurman points out, both the M2 Pro and the M2 Max should be available. Like the M2 vs the M1 before it, Apple is said to be focusing on boosting GPU performance over the M1 Pro and the M1 Max.

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