The M2 Pro / Max MacBook Pro Refresh Might Have Been Delayed Yet Again

Apple’s rumored refresh of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros might have suffered another delay with a new report suggesting as much.

The M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pros were originally expected to be announced last year, but that obviously didn’t happen. They were then rumored for a release in the first quarter of 2023, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman recently reported that isn’t going to happen. Now they’re expected to debut in the first half of the year instead.

But even that timeframe is now in doubt, with DigiTimes reporting that the models have been “delayed once again” in a paywalled report.

It now isn’t clear when we should expect the new machines, with DigiTimes simply not saying when the products are now slated to launch. It also isn’t clear whether this delay is the same one that Gurman recently covered, or if DigiTimes knows about an additional delay on top of that.

The new M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pros aren’t expected to benefit from any big design changes, but will have slightly faster processors than the M1 Pro, M1 Max, and the M2 chips that are currently available.

Notably, the same DigiTimes report claims that MacBook shipments are expected to slump this quarter, with Apple readying itself for a fall of up to 50% when compared to the final quarter of 2022. Apple normally sees a drop of, at most, around 20%.

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