Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman on Sunday said Apple has no plans to unveil and new Mac for the rest of this year. He says all planned new Mac releases will come in the first calendar quarter of 2023. He expects to see revamped versions of the MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and the Mac Pro. Gurman’s comments came in his latest Power On newsletter.
Gurman said Apple has decided to wait until next year to announce new Macs, including MacBook Pros which were expected by many to launch this month. “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,” Gurman said today.
Gurman’s expectations jibe with comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company’s latest earnings call. Cook said Apple’s “product lineup is set” ahead of the holidays. Apple’s CFO, Luca Maestri chimed in on the subject, saying, “we have a very challenging compare against last year, which had the benefit of the launch and associated channel fill of our newly redesigned MacBook Pro with M1.”
Apple is reportedly testing “M2 Ultra” and “M2 Extreme” versions of the Mac Pro with a configuration that is said to boast 24 CPU cores (including 16 performance and eight efficiency cores), 76 graphics cores, and 192GB of memory. The Mac Pro is expected to be announced alongside the updated MacBook Pros in 2023.