Apple’s 14- and 16-inch M2-powered MacBook Pros could be available early next year
We may have to wait longer than we had hoped for the 3nm MacBook. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are on the way, but they won’t be built on the 3nm process. Kuo tweeted this morning that updates to the excellent professional MacBooks “will enter mass production” in Q4 of 2022.
According to Kuo’s information, they “may still adopt the 5nm advanced node,” which is the same process node as the recent M2 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models. If this is correct, it means that Apple’s first 3nm MacBook chips, which are also expected to go into production later this year, will not be used in these machines.
According to previous reports, Apple intends to release MacBooks powered by the new M2 Pro (not to be confused with the M2 MacBook Pro, the recent 13-inch MacBook Pro powered by the regular M2 chip), and M2 Max chips this fall. Others have speculated that the M2 Pro chip will be manufactured on the 3nm node (which Kuo’s leak appears to contradict).
While the current leak landscape is perplexing, we hope that everything will be cleared up at Apple’s October launch event. At this event, we expect to see a few new iPads, including an M2 iPad Pro and a 10th-generation iPad, as well as several Mac computers (including a possible M2 Mac Mini).