The launch of iPhone 14 is over and now Apple is looking at the launch of MacBook Pro and that too in October?
Apple recently added a number of new gadgets to its ecosystem at the Far Out event on September 7, including the iPhone 14 series, three new Apple Watches, including the ruggedized version called Apple Watch Ultra, and Airpods Pro 2. However, there are two other key products such as iPads and MacBooks were missing from the launch event. Now it looks like Apple is gearing up to release new MacBook Pro models in the fourth quarter of 2022, a report from DigiTimes Asia suggested.
“Sales of Apple MacBooks have been relatively stable compared to Wintel notebooks, according to industry sources as the new MacBook Pro series hits the market in the fourth quarter,” the report notes. It should be noted that Apple released the 13-inch MacBook Pro in June 2022, adding an Apple-designed new M2 chip while replacing the earlier M1 chip. The DigiTimes report doesn’t specify the model name, though, but MacRumours report suggests Apple could introduce the next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.
The latest report reaffirmed Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman’s earlier claims that the new MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are being developed and tested by Apple. However, another famous Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested that the new Apple MacBook Pro models are expected to include minor upgrades aside from the faster chips.
It is also uncertain whether these models would be equipped with 5nm or 3nm chips. “Apple is expected to hold an event targeting the Mac and iPad in October, so it would be appropriate for the new MacBook Pro models to be announced then,” the MacRumours report said.
Notably, while Apple started out as a computer maker under iconic co-financier Steve Jobs, the iPhone has become such a massive item that it has replaced every other product in the company’s portfolio, including the MacBook. So while there’s been a lot of hype for the iPhone 14 launch event and what the phones will look like and the technology they’ll pack, there’s virtually no hype for the MacBook. And yes, the iPhone was also Jobs’ brainchild.