Gurman: No New Macs Are To Be Expected Until Next Year
While all of the rumors and reports had Apple getting ready to announce updated MacBook Pro and Mac mini devices before the end of the year, that’s now said not to be the case after all.
Writing in the weekly Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman believes that Apple is now holding off announcing anything and in fact won’t announce a new Mac until 2023.
What’s more, Gurman says that the new hardware is expected to debut alongside new versions of macOS, likely in February or March. That means that refreshed M2-based versions of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros aren’t going to be with us for months yet.
I’m told that Apple is aiming to introduce the upgraded models—including M2-based versions of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros—in the first quarter of calendar 2023 and has tied the launches to the upcoming macOS Ventura 13.3 and iOS 16.3. Those software updates are expected to debut between early February and the beginning of March.
Apple was also expected to announce a refreshed Mac mini, possibly with M2 Pro hardware inside. That now also looks set to arrive next year.
There has so far been no news as to when the last remaining Intel Mac will get a refresh, either — the Mac Pro is yet to go Apple silicon and may now be announced in 2023.