Apple took advantage of this year’s WWDC to introduce a new MacBook Pro. As expected, it has only been a small update to the 13-inch model, which now uses the new M2 chip. In contrast, nothing has happened with the 14-inch and 16-inch models. “.
It shouldn’t surprise us too much either, considering that these models came into our lives at the end of 2021. Although it will probably be more than a year until we have news again, we do know that Apple is already working on the new generations.
Read on for everything we know so far about the new 14-inch MacBook Pro and the new 16-inch MacBook Pro now that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 has been unveiled, which maintains the same design and Touch Bar.
When will Apple announce the new 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pros?
Unsurprisingly, Apple announced a new MacBook Pro during WWDC in June, but this was just a small update to the 13-inch model to introduce the new M2 chip. The previous model had arrived a year and a half earlier, at the end of 2020.
Although there are those who think that this could mean the arrival of the 14″ and 16″ models before the end of the year, the truth is that it is more likely that Apple will also decide to wait the usual period of a year and a half until the arrival of new devices.
This would already take us to mid-2023, at the earliest. Apple may take advantage of the event that it usually holds in the spring or next year’s WWDC, which often finds a space for the news of hardware Meanwhile software.
How much would the new 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pros cost?
We do not know at the moment the price that the next MacBook Pro will have more premium. Given what happened with the 13-inch MacBook Pro and considering that the 2021 models brought a significant change in their design, we think that the new devices will only be a small update.
If confirmed, we should expect prices similar to the current 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pros:
- 14-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 8-core CPU/14-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD): €2,249 / MXN$52,999
- 14″ MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 10-core CPU/16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD): €2,749 / MXN$66,499
- 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 10-core CPU/16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD): €2,749 / MXN$66,499
- 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Pro, 10-core CPU/16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD): €2,979 / MXN$71,999
- 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Max, 10-core CPU/32-core GPU, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD): €3,849 / MXN$93,999
What design and specifications will the new 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro have?
When they arrived in 2021, the 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pros did so with many new features, especially external: new case design, new bezels and a notch for the webcam, new keyboard and trackpad… Will it change design also in 2023?
We certainly doubt it. Apple has not changed the design of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro and that could indicate that it wants to differentiate this model from the more premium. We doubt that it will only be used for one generation and in the new models it should be maintained.
True, there could be minor changes, like making the display bezels even narrower, or making the camera notch smaller as well. Inside, there could be a new fan system, although the biggest change will be to your chipset.
Nobody doubts that Apple will take advantage of the new generation to also introduce a new system on chip. It is likely to be the replacement for the current chip, i.e. the M1 Pro and the M1 Max. Apple could call those more powerful variants of the newly introduced M2 chip M2 Pro and M2 Max.