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MacBook Pro M2 14-inch and 16-inch: Here’s what to expect

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The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will become a spec bump thanks to the M2 Pro and M2 Max processors, but not for a while. Nonetheless, nosotros are already starting to see some leaks that can give us a clear picture of what to await.

Granted, details are a little thin on the basis, only when we combine the rumor mill that’s running in overdrive right at present with some historical context, the next generation of Apple’southward pro-level laptops becomes clear.

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MacBook Pro M2 14-inch and xvi-inch release appointment

Apple has always been pretty consistent with its launch timetables, so our money would be on seeing the updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros in Jump 2023. This has been corroborated by manufacture analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who predicts production will brainstorm towards the end of 2022
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with a launch window early side by side twelvemonth.

This contradicts rumors that the top-end MacBook Pro models may already in the works, with a view to launch these at the end of 2022 “at the earliest.” But if we look at the release schedule of the M1 machines, information technology was ever clear that this window was a little optimistic.

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The offset M1 models in the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air launched at the stop of 2020, with the M1 Pro and M1 Max dropping virtually a year later on. With the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro only just recently dropping, the wait could be a fiddling longer than the end of this year.

MacBook Pro M2 14-inch and 16-inch price

There have been no rumors on pricing so far, and so this is just our gauge that pricing will remain the same beyond the M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pro models.

That means a starting toll of $one,999 for the 14-inch and $2,499 for the 16-inch. Apple normally reserves whatsoever price changes for significant redesigns, which nosotros’re non expecting.

MacBook Pro M2 xiv-inch and 16-inch blueprint

With this being a second generation spec bump to the radically redesigned fourteen-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, we would be shocked to see any blueprint changes.

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Await the same flatter, utilitarian aesthetic and the aforementioned aluminum unibody design, forth with that aforementioned generously-sized trackpad and spacious keyboard. Every bit y’all can read in our
MacBook Pro fourteen review, information technology’due south a stunning reimagination of the prosumer laptop that we beloved.

If nosotros could dream a fiddling, though, it would be awesome to see the Midnight color make information technology to the MacBook Pros. Apple would need to work on making the paint a lot more scratch-resistant, to avoid another ‘scuffgate.’

MacBook Pro M2 fourteen-inch and 16-inch display

Currently, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros pack a actually prissy mini-LED display with a 120Hz refresh rate — amazing for pro workloads and for all your entertainment needs.

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Information technology’s a fantastic engineering science that we’re sure will continue to exist in its current land for a few years to come. Exterior of potential peak brightness gains, don’t wait new displays.

The but existent difference that could very well brand it into here is Face up ID. Reports have been polarizing — either
Face up ID for Mac is in the works
or it’due south non needed considering
Bear on ID on the keyboard is more convenient.

Personally, I’d prefer to see information technology happen, and the real manor is at that place in that notch to make it a reality.

MacBook Pro M2 fourteen-inch and 16-inch specs

The large story here will be the leap to M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets. Mark Gurman shared some details about what these chips volition entail as role of some leaked testing, and the focus definitely seems to be on graphics performance.

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Codenamed J414, the adjacent pro-tier M2 chips are set up to sport up to 12 CPU cores and 38 graphics cores — an impressive increase from the 10 CPU cores and 32 graphics cores in the current MacBook Pros.

As for RAM, the chips seem to exist supporting up to 64GB of memory, and with no rumors or leaks around the onboard storage, it’southward fair to assume that they will remain the same (from 512GB to 8TB SSDs).

Does that graphics focus mean that
Apple is going to give a damn nigh gaming? Time will tell.


Is it worth waiting for the M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pros? Maybe. It depends on how urgently you demand a new prosumer system and how big those operation increases will be.

On paper, this looks set to be a killer pair of laptops for all your creative pro needs, but conversely, this does mean you can expect to see some mighty discounts on the outgoing M1 MacBook Pros — especially during
Black Friday.

And then, enjoy the hype train equally information technology runs into winter, only don’t be blind to the huge price cuts, as that trade-off for power could well be worth your while.

Jason brings a decade of tech and gaming journalism feel to his office as a writer at Laptop Magazine. He takes a particular involvement in writing manufactures and creating videos about laptops, headphones and games. He has previously written for Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus. In his spare time, yous’ll find Jason looking for good dogs to pet or thinking well-nigh eating pizza if he isn’t already.