The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will get a spec bump thanks to the M2 Pro and M2 Max processors, but not for a while. However, we are already starting to see some leaks that can give us a clear picture of what to expect.
Sure, the details are a little thin on the ground, but when we combine the rumor mill running at full speed right now with some historical context, Apple’s next generation of professional laptops becomes clear.
MacBook Pro M2 14-inch and 16-inch release date
We already know that these new high-end MacBook Pro models may already be in the works, with the goal of launching them at the end of 2022 “at the earliest”. However, if we look at the release timeline of the M1 machines, there is a real chance that this launch window is a bit optimistic.
The first M1 models were launched in the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air at the end of 2020, with the M1 Pro and M1 Max dropping nearly a year later. With the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro only dropping recently, the wait could be a little longer than the end of this year.
Apple has always been pretty consistent with its launch schedules, so our money is going to see an updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro in the spring of 2023.
MacBook Pro M2 14 inch and 16 inch price
There have been no pricing rumors yet, so this is just our guess that prices will remain the same across the M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pro models.
That means a starting price of $1,999 for the 14-inch and $2,499 for the 16-inch. Apple usually keeps any price changes for major redesigns, which we don’t expect.
MacBook Pro M2 14-inch and 16-inch design
With this second-generation spec bump in the radically redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, we’re shocked to see any design changes.
Expect the same utilitarian, flatter aesthetic and the same aluminum chassis design, combined with an oversized trackpad and roomy keyboard. You can also read on our site MacBook Pro 14 reviewIt’s a stunning reimagining of the professional laptop we love.
If we could dream up a bit, it would be great to see Midnight Color arrive in the MacBook Pro. Apple will need to work on making the coating more scratch-resistant, to avoid anotherscuffs“.
MacBook Pro M2 14-inch and 16-inch display
Right now, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros pack a really nice little LED display with a 120Hz refresh rate — amazing for professional workloads and for all your entertainment needs.
It’s a great technology and we are sure it will continue to exist in its current state for a few years to come. Far from potential peak brightness gains, don’t expect new screens.
The only real difference that could be good here is Face ID. Reports were polarizing – either Face ID for Mac in preparation Or there is no need to Touch ID on the keyboard is more convenient.
Personally, I’d rather see that happen, and real estate is there to make it a reality.
MacBook Pro M2 14 inch and 16 inch specifications
The big story here will be the move to the M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets. Mark Gurman has shared some details about what these chips will have as part of some of the leaked tests, and the focus certainly seems to be on graphics performance.
Codenamed J414, the next M2 chipset is set up to run up to 12 CPU cores and 38 graphics cores — a staggering increase from the 10 CPU cores and 32 graphics cores in the current MacBook Pro.
As for RAM, the chips seem to support up to 64GB of memory, and with no internal storage rumors or leaks, it’s fair to assume it will stay the same (512GB to 8TB SSD).
Does this graphic focus mean that Apple will take care of the games? Time will tell.
Is it worth waiting for the M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pro? Can. It depends on how urgent you need a new consumer system and how massive these performance increases are.
On paper, this looks like this would be a killer pair of laptops for all your creative needs, but on the contrary, this means you can expect to see some massive discounts on the outgoing M1 MacBook Pro – especially while Black Friday.
So enjoy the hype train as it enters winter, but don’t lose sight of the massive price cuts, as this trade-off on energy might be worth your time.