The next MacBook Pro is likely not to get M2 Pro or M2 Max chips. That being said, it is better to now wait till next year for some updated M2 silicon.
The Next MacBook Pro is Likely Not to Get M2 Pro or M2 Max Chips
According to the latest rumors, it now seems that apple may just be saving its M2 Pro and or M2 Max chips for later iterations of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro.
Ming-Chi Kuo who is an industry analyst says that the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros that are featuring the M2 chips are now set to enter production stages in Q4 2022. He also says that these chips will most likely not make use of TSMC’s 3nm process which is vastly believed to be that the M2 Max Silicon or the M2 Pro will be built on.
The 3nm Node Will Not Be Entering Production until the First Half Of 2023
The 3nm node will not be entering production stages until the very first half of 2023. That being said, the upcoming Pro models will likely be making use of the same 5nm node just as the standard M2 in the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13-inch which are the moment the current M2 chips. And going by the previous track record of apple with the release of its laptops, there is a really good chance that there’s truth to these rumors.
Apple Will Give Its MacBook Pros the M2 Max or M2 Pro Upgrade
Both Trusted Reviews and Kuo are not the only sources to be claiming that apple will give to its MacBook Pros the M2 Max or M2 pro upgrade. And according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg who made his prediction via his power pm newsletter in July 2022, the Pro refresh will be getting the upgraded silicon between Q1 2023 and Q3 2023. The leaker also predicted that the new, high-specced M2 chips will be focusing more on the graphical side of things which will be directly tracking the M1 Pro and M1 max just before it.
What Will the New M2 Chips Offer?
It will however be interesting to see just what the new M2 chips will have to offer. And hopefully, it will not have the problems of the present M2 MacBook Pro just like the slower SSD speeds in contrast to the M1 MacBook Pro.
And as with all things apple, you cannot know until the company makes an announcement, so you will have to be sure to take everything here with a pinch of salt.