Apple is set to make an announcement on Tuesday, and according to prominent Apple insider Jon Prosser, the new MacBook Pro is likely to debut at the event. However, his collaborator Ian Zerbo said it was hardware related and is expected to be the long-awaited update to the M2 series MacBook Pro.
For hardware, however, rumors so far point to two possibilities. Either Apple’s upcoming virtual reality (VR) headset, or another M2 series chip update for the Mac.
Prosser, whose Twitter account appears to have been suspended, posted via his official tech news/leaks profile, FrontPageTech.
Keep an eye on Apple’s newsroom tomorrow 😏
— frontpagetech.com 🧻 (@frontpagetech) January 16, 2023
At the time of writing, there are no new announcements about new MacBooks in Apple’s Newsroom. So this tip should be considered with a little salt.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said last year that a new VR headset was likely to be announced this month, but earlier this month, mass shipments of the headset were expected in the second or third quarter of this year. Argued to be late until the end.
According to Kuo, the reason for the delay was that the headset’s development was behind schedule “due to drop testing of mechanical components and issues with the availability of software development tools.”
Additionally, the M2 Pro and M2 Max versions of the MacBook Pro were expected to arrive in 2022, but Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman recently pushed those predictions to late 2023.
previous report has suggested the Cupertino giant has no plans to release new iterations of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros until early 2023. Gurman also added that those looking forward to the new Mac may have to wait until March.
According to Gurman and Kuo, the new MacBook Pro will feature the latest M2 chip. Newer Mac minis may also be upgraded with the M2 chip.
(with input from IANS)