Apple’s rumored two new MacBook Pro models are likely to enter mass production in Q4 2022, revealed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He further suggested that the company is expected to announce an M2 Pro chipset that uses a 5nm process
Apple’s new MacBooks are expected to arrive sometime in Q1
Apple’s M-chips are manufactured by TSMC, but the chip maker’s guidance doesn’t accord for revenue for 3nm chips until the first half of 2023. Since Apple’s new MacBooks are expected to arrive sometime in Q1, the timing does not line up with previous reports and rumors about Apple’s M2 Pro chip being built on the 3nm process.
We may need to wait longer for the 3nm MacBook than we’d previously hoped. New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are on the horizon, according to a new prediction from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, but they’re unlikely to be the 3nm process. Refreshes of the excellent professional MacBooks “will enter mass production” in Q4 of 2022, Kuo tweeted this morning.
M2 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models
Kuo’s intel indicates that they “may still adopt the 5nm advanced node,” which is the same process node that the recent M2 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models use. That would, if true, mean that Apple’s first 3nm MacBook chips, also rumored to be entering production later this year, will not debut in these machines.
Previous reports have indicated that Apple had plans to launch MacBooks powered by the new M2 Pro (not to be confused with the M2 MacBook Pro, the recent 13-inch MacBook Pro that’s powered by the regular M2 chip) and M2 Max chips this fall. Others have suggested that the M2 Pro chip will adopt the 3nm node (which Kuo’s leak would appear to contradict).
M2 iPad Pro and 10th-generation iPad, to debut at this event
While the current leak landscape is confusing, all will (we hope) be cleared up at Apple’s October launch event. We expect a few new iPads, including an M2 iPad Pro and 10th-generation iPad, to debut at this event, as well as multiple Mac computers (including a possible M2 Mac Mini).
Apple is expected to host a launch event in September this year. At this event, the tech giant is likely to launch its iPhone 14 series, a few new iPad models including M2 iPad Pro and 10th-gen iPad, and a few Mac computers including an M2 Mac Mini.
‘Self Service Repair’ program for MacBook Air
Recently, Apple announced its ‘Self Service Repair’ program for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks with the M1 series chipsets. As a part of this program, the company will prove repair manuals and genuine Apple parts and tools through the Apple Self Service Repair Store. Apple said that the program will cover more than a dozen different repair types for each model, including the display, top case with battery, and trackpad among others. The company will add more repairing options in the coming days.