October 5, 2022

14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros will go into mass production in 4Q22

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with M2 processors will begin mass production in Q4 2022, according to reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. With rumors that the Cupertino company is readying the next generation of high-end MacBooks as soon as this fall, Kuo has some thoughts on that.

On his Twitterthe analyst posted:

New 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pros with new processors will go into mass production in 4Q22. Given TSMC’s indications that 3nm will contribute to revenue starting in 1H23, processors in 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro models may still adopt the 5nm Advanced Node.

Last month, BloombergMark Gurman said the new MacBook Pro M2 Pro and M2 Max are already in the works. He said the overall design and features of the machines “will probably stay pretty much the same” because Apple has just revamped this machine with a redesign, more ports, a MagSafe charger, a better display and an improved webcam.

The Bloomberg reporter said the new 14-inch and 16-inch models are expected to get new chips – the M2 Pro and M2 Max processors – which are iterations of last year’s M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.

Gurman gives an important tip on what to expect from the MacBook Pro M2 Pro and M2 Max:

Look for much of the emphasis on the graphics side, just like with the standard M2.

While the reporter does not talk about 3nm chip technology, 9to5Mac recently reported that TSMC is on track to begin developing the next generation of processors with this technology.

With Kuo’s tweet, it may seem that for the M2 Pro and M2 Max processors in this upcoming MacBook Pro, Apple will still be using the advanced 5nm node, which means the more advanced 3nm technology will be available later this year. next with the A17 chip – or another Mac processor in 2023.

Kuo’s analysis differs from Taiwan Commercial Time report. The publication suggests that Apple’s M2 Pro chip will be the first product to feature this 3nm technology and will be available in the second half of this year – which is not the timeline Kuo expects.

Are you excited for this new MacBook Pro or are the current generation M1 Pro and M1 Max more than enough? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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