Forthcoming New MacBook Pro & Mac Mini with M2 Pro Chips

By Mahnoor Mushtaq - Oct 25, 2022

Apple might introduce new iPad and Mac models equipped with the M2 chip. We learned about the rumor from renowned Apple insider Mark Gurman, who didn't clarify whether the new Macs will be MacBook Pro models, an improved Mac mini, or a new Mac Pro. According to Mark Gurman, Cupertino will probably introduce two new MacBook Pro models and updated Mac Minis and iPad Pros.
Forthcoming New MacBook Pro & Mac Mini with M2 Pro Chips

Detailed Information

According to Gurman in the most recent Power On newsletter, Apple will rather disclose the new laptops through press releases instead of holding a separate launch event for the latest devices as it did for the iPhone 14 series. According to the insider, the gadgets might include:
  • Mac minis with M2 and M2 Pro processors.
  • 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max SoCs.
  • M2 chip-equipped iPad Pros in sizes 12.9 and 11 inches.
The lack of references to the 10th-generation iPad, which the source has previously hinted at, is an intriguing point to note here. According to rumors, the 10th generation iPad will have a USB-C port and an A14 Bionic processor. Gurman provides no hints regarding the destiny of the entry-level iPad, so we are unsure if Apple has abandoned the product or has delayed its delivery until 2023. Apple gave the MacBook Pro a slight makeover early in the year by pairing the outdated chassis with the newest M2 processor. Despite being a strong performer, the device's thick bezels and archaic appearance compared to the 2022 MacBook Air left users feeling underwhelmed. Apple may eventually release an entirely rebuilt MacBook Pro that significantly improves the model it replaces.
Forthcoming New MacBook Pro & Mac Mini with M2 Pro Chips

M2 Pro Mac Mini Internal Design

M2 Pro up to 48GB RAM, a 20-core GPU, and a 10-core CPU. Although Gurman did mention that the business once had testing models with the M1 Max and the M1 Pro, we don't anticipate seeing the M2 Max or M2 Ultra in it. If Apple utilizes an M2 Pro, the number of GPU cores might range from 18 to 20, while the number of CPU cores might be 10 or 12. According to rumors, Apple may adopt a new 3nm manufacturing method for the M2 Pro processors, increasing the difference between the M2 and M2 Pro beyond what the M1 and M1 Pro already had. For the M2 Pro, there is support for more RAM than 32GB. 48GB Unified Memory is possible because the M2 can support up to 24GB.

MacBook Pro Versions

The current 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models had a complete redesign in October 2021 that included adding a notch to the display, HDMI, MagSafe, and an SD card slot. According to Gurman, an Apple-based upgrade for the high-end desktop tower Mac Pro won't happen until 2023. He has previously said that the forthcoming Mac Pro will offer the M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme CPUs as options.

Release Date

According to Gurman, Apple will unveil these products before 2023.


The 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro processor, which starts at $1,999/£1,899 (a whole $500/£400 more than the most expensive M1 model), may be priced similarly to Apple's upcoming Mac mini. With those prices in mind, we anticipate that the M2 Pro Mac mini will start at $1,399.

Mahnoor Mushtaq

I basically spend most of my time writing articles on any kind of niche but in my free time, I research different topics to enlighten my knowledge.