Apple’s October occasion is coming–and so are new MacE book Pros
In case you haven’t seen, you will get a extremely whole lot on the present 14-and 16-inch M1 Pro MacE book Pro laptops, between $300 and $400 off the common worth. Why such large worth reductions? Probably as a result of, as has lengthy been rumored and reported once more on Friday by DigiTimes, Apple will change these M1 Pro- and Max-based laptops with new fashions subsequent month.
According to the report, Apple will ship new MacE book Pros 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doesn’t state any specifics, it’s probably going to be new 14- and 16-inch fashions, since they’re virtually a yr outdated and the 13-inch M2 MacE book Pro was simply launched again in June.
The new MacE book Pros are anticipated to characteristic the M2 Pro 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 Pro and Max most likely received’t be 3nm chips, as some projected. Apple’s new iPhone 14 Pro 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 may see Apple tout this 4nm course of for the M2 Pro and Max as nicely.
The 4nm course of would additionally permit for improved CPU efficiency, however it could possibly be a marginal improve, just like the 8 % enchancment we noticed between the A15 (5nm) and A16 (4nm) within the iPhone 13 Pro and 14 Pro, respectively. The 4nm course of may additionally imply higher battery life.
The new MacE book Pro 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 yr and was a serious 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 perform keys atop the keyboard–the Touch Bar might be not coming again and can stay a characteristic of the 13-inch MacE book Pro.
Numerous experiences have mentioned that Apple could have one other occasion after the current iPhone 14 and Apple Watch occasion. This fall occasion is anticipated to disclose new MacE book Pros, a brand new Mac Pro, a brand new Mac mini, and new iPad Pros. The occasion may occur in October as the vacation purchasing season will get underway.