In case you haven’t seen, you may get a actually whole lot on Amazon on the present 14-and 16-inch M1 Professional MacBook Professional laptops, between $300 and $400 off the common worth. Why such huge worth reductions? In all probability as a result of, as has lengthy been rumored and reported once more on Friday by DigiTimes, Apple will substitute these M1 Professional- and Max-based laptops with new fashions subsequent month.
In line with the report, Apple will ship new MacBook Execs within the fourth quarter of 2022, and whereas DigiTimes doesn’t state any specifics, it’s probably going to be new 14- and 16-inch fashions, since they’re nearly a 12 months outdated and the 13-inch M2 MacBook Professional was simply launched again in June.
The brand new MacBook Execs are anticipated to characteristic the M2 Professional and M2 Max chips, which, in line with a July report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, will characteristic boosted graphics efficiency. In August, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted that the M2 Professional and Max most likely received’t be 3nm chips, as some projected. Apple’s new iPhone 14 Professional makes use of a A16 chip made with what Apple calls a “4nm course of,” however is known as a third-generation 5nm high-performance course of for chip producer TSMC. So we might see Apple tout this 4nm course of for the M2 Professional and Max as effectively.
The 4nm course of would additionally enable for improved CPU efficiency, but it surely may very well be a marginal improve, much like the 8 p.c enchancment we noticed between the A15 (5nm) and A16 (4nm) within the iPhone 13 Professional and 14 Professional, respectively. The 4nm course of might additionally imply higher battery life.
The brand new MacBook Professional fashions will most likely have the identical design, ports, and show (together with the notch) as the present fashions. This design is in its first 12 months and was a significant revamp from earlier laptops that had fewer ports, greater bezels, and smaller batteries. It’s additionally anticipated that Apple will proceed with the present configuration of operate keys atop the keyboard–the Contact Bar might be not coming again and can stay a characteristic of the 13-inch MacBook Professional.
Quite a few stories have mentioned that Apple could have one other occasion after the latest iPhone 14 and Apple Watch occasion. This fall occasion is predicted to disclose new MacBook Execs, a brand new Mac Professional, a brand new Mac mini, and new iPad Execs. The occasion might occur in October as the vacation buying season will get underway.