What Comes Next for Apple's 14- and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models.

By Mahnoor Mushtaq - Dec 4, 2022

The 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are being updated by Apple, although it appears that they will only be modest improvements following a comprehensive overhaul in 2021. The M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs are now available for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, although Apple has passed the M1 and will introduce the M2 in the 13-inch MacBook Air in June 2022. Now, the focus is shifting to the upcoming generation of MacBook Pro models, which will be bigger and more powerful. When will the new M2 Pro and M2 Max processors begin to ship? The updates were supposed to come in October or November 2022, but this didn't happen. It appears that the 14-inch MacBook Pro and its 16-inch sister will receive an upgrade in the spring of 2023. That might seem like bad news, but it might be excellent news—at least if you are headquartered outside of the United States.
What Comes Next for Apple's 14- and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models.

Release Date

Apple released the M1 Pro and M1 Max 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models in October 2021, and even though Macs occasionally receive yearly updates, Apple is delaying the release of new MacBook Pro models until 2023. According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models featuring M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs are "deep into development and testing." Gurman first said that the laptops might go on sale in late 2022, but he then claimed that Apple had opted to wait until 2023 to release the new devices. We now anticipate a 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro upgrade in the early 2023 timeframe. The 13-inch MacBook Pro received its first upgrade since the M1 MacBook Pro was introduced by Apple 2020 in June 2022, when the company introduced the M2 processor.


We do not expect any design changes in the next upgrade of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. With the release of the M1 Pro and M1 Max smartphones in 2021, Apple recently changed its appearance. The company often adopts the same look for several years. Apple's unibody design is still made of metal even if its form has changed to be flatter and less curved at the bottom. The gadgets have a big Force Touch Trackpad, a black keyboard, and two speaker grilles on either side of the keyboard. The most recent MacBook Pro models include small 3.5mm bezels at the top and bottom of the display, mini-LED screens with ProMotion technology, and notch-mounted 1080p cameras.

M2 Pro and M2 Max chips

We don't anticipate any external changes, but given that Apple is apparently considering adopting M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs in the enhanced MacBook Pro variants, there will likely be internal adjustments. The M2 Max chip will include up to a 12-core CPU, an increase over the M1 Max's 10-core CPU, as well as up to a 38-core GPU, an increase from the GPU's current maximum of 32 cores. This information comes from Mark Gurman of Bloomberg. Up to 64GB of unified memory will be supported by the M2 Max. Despite the fact that Gurman concealed details about the M2 Pro, it is assumed that it will be less powerful than the M2 Max.
What Comes Next for Apple's 14- and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models.
It is believed that leaked Geekbench scores from an M2 Max processor indicate that it will provide marginal performance gains over the M1 Max chip. The chip scored 1853 on the single-core test and 13855 on the multi-core test. It was discovered in an unpublished Mac with the model number "Mac14,6." A second benchmark has single-core performance results of 1889 and multi-core results of 14586. Comparatively, the M1 Max scored 12333 on the multi-core test and 1755 on the single-core test.

5nm versus 3nm

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that production of updated 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022. The revised models could not contain the superior 3-nanometer CPUs that are currently being developed. The improved 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro versions will reportedly have Apple's first 3nm chips, according to Taiwan's Commercial Times, which also claimed that these devices would be the first to use them. As there are conflicting rumors about this matter, we'll need to wait until we learn more before deciding which is true.

Potential Qualities

Apple is creating OLED panels for the next devices, including the MacBook Pro revisions. Some speculations said Apple might release OLED panels as early as 2022, but more current reports claim OLED technology won't be available until 2024, making the 2023 upgrade unlikely. The more costly MacBook Pro models would be great candidates for Face ID, which is reportedly being developed by Apple for the Mac. There haven't been any definite speculations, though, that the next MacBook Pro would have Face ID.

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.